Elmer H. Bielfeldt is a veteran of the World War and one of the prominent young attorneys of Joliet. He was
born at Beecher, Will County, Sept. 16, 1896, the son of Henry and Tillie (Boltmann) Bielfeldt.
Henry Bielfeldt, deceased, was a representative business man of Will County. He was born in Germany, the son of
Henning and Kathanna Bielfeldt, both deceased. He was two years of age when he came to this country with his parents
and settled at Beecher in Will County. After completing his schooling he became interested in his father's business,
of which he became part owner. He was a dealer in lumber, coal, cement, and farm implements. Mr. Bielfeldt died
July 28, 1904, and is buried at Beecher. He was a Republican, a member of the Evangelical Church, and Beecher Lodge,
A. F. and A. M. No. 1087, and Modern Woodmen of America. Elmer H., was the only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Bielfeldt.
Elmer H. Bielfeldt obtained his early education in the public schools of Beecher and attended Momence High School.
He was graduated from the College of Law, Northwestern University in 1920, and was admitted to the Illinois State
Bar, Dec. 15, 1921. He was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, Jan. 21, 1925. After
being admitted to the bar of Will County, he became associated with the law firm of Barr & Barr. He has engaged
in private practice since Jan. 1, 1928, and has offices in the Morris Building.
In June, 1918, Mr. Bielfeldt enlisted in the U. S. Navy and was sent throughout the west in the interest of the
Liberty Loan campaigns. Later he was transferred to the transport U. S. S. "Mt. Vernon." He was discharged
from the service, Jan. 15, 1919.
Mr. Bielfeldt is a Republican, a member of the Evangelical Church, and belongs to Beecher Lodge, A. F. and A. M.
No. 1087, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion, Harwood Post, No. 5; Delta Theta Phi fraternity; and Chamber
of Commerce, Will County and Illinois State Bar associations.
Mr. Bielfeldt is a director of the Dixie Dairy Company of Beecher, and liquidating agent for the First National
Bank of Beecher.
History of Will County, Illinois
By: August Maue
Historical Publishing Company
Will County, Il
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