1900

1900 (HM2GDV)

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N 38° 47.39', W 90° 29.096'

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800 North Sixth St.

—Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —

1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons.

1835 - Part of Andrew Wilson's 999 year lease of the Commons ground.

1876 - Census of St. CHarles Township lists the family of Henry Kroetter (farmer) and wife Catharine and six children listing Caspar Koetter at 10 years of age.

Casper met and married Ernistine Bloebaum

1899 - Prosperity sold to Edward and Bessie Detling for $400 in October.

1901 - The house is believed to have been built at this time. This is a Victorian Folk house with a front-gabled roof and "gable-like" dormer. It is an example of a post-railroad house form. Queen Ann detailing is expressed on the porch with the open-work freize suspended from the porch roof, supported by turned posts with cut-work freize suspended from the porch roof, supported by turned posts with cut-work corner trim and simple rails and balustrades. The Victorian decorative trim on simple folk forms were generally less elaborate than the style they tried to mimic but in reality the result is more pleasing visually.

1902 - The Detlings sold the property to Casper and Ernestine Koettler for $1,850.

Mr. Casper Koetter worked as a machine operator for the American Car and Foundry.

The Koetters raised two sons, Albert and Alvin.

1963 - Albert and



Alvin Koetter inherited the home from the estate of their mother who died in 1961 having been preceeded in death by Casper in 1947. 60 years of single family history.
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Placed BySaint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association
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Date Added Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 718442 N 4296459
Decimal Degrees38.78983333, -90.48493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.39', W 90° 29.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 23.4" N, 90° 29' 5.76" W
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