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Catalog Number 2000.001.0025
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Sepia tone photograph on its original backboard which is maroon. The photo is rectangular in an oval. The man is dressed in a three piece suit, white shirt and patterned four-hand tie.

He has a full set of hair which is graying. He is also wearing a mustache and chin beard which is slightly darker than his hair on his head. He is unsmiling.
Number of images 1
Date ca 1860
Title Opp, Henry
Collection Stove Industry - Henry Opp
Accession number 2000.001.
People Opp, Henry
Notes 1820-1899 Blacksmith, Mechanic, Inventor

1860 Belleville City Street Directory: Henry, blacksmith, res s side Main

1870 St. Clair County Census Index: Henry 49 PR; Eliza 49 BAD; Elizabeth 17 IL
(family enumerated in 1860 census also)

1881 History of St. Clair County, pub by Brink-McDonnough, patron list 371B:
Henry Opp, West Main St. Plow Manufacturer from Germany, 1850

US Patent Records, St. Louis Public Library: Patents awarded 1858, 1868, 1875

Advocate newspaper 8/29/1855 - completed construction of a machine he invented, on the principal of perpetual motion., a self-propelling machine constructed of wrought iron.

Democrat newspaper 5/27/1869 - constructed a three wheel velocipede.


See Newspaper File at Belleville Public Library for Louis Opp --
Louis Opp, a molder and member of Local Union #82; founder of Quality Stove & Range Co. 1903; Delegate to National Foundry Convention 1910

Biography and photograph of Louis Opp in the 1914 Centennial Edition of the
Belleviller Zeitung Anniversary Issue

1884 Belleville Street Directory: Louis, molder, res 4 doors south of Cairo-
Short Line RR tracks.

St. Clair County Marriages: Louis Opp md Lizzie Schildroth 4/28/1891

1910 Greater Belleville Illustrated features a photograph of the Louis Opp home