In 2018, Dieterich, Illinois will celebrate its 125th or Quasquicentennial! The Historical Book Committee will be creating a book recording the history of Dieterich.
The History Book will include communities, churches, family histories, businesses, schools, memorials/tributes, and much more! This project provides a rare opportunity to preserve your family or business history for generations to come. The book will hopefully be valued as a family heirloom to be handed down from generation to generation.
Contribute a history of your family, church, organization, or business as it relates to Dieterich, Illinois, along with a photo. The more that submit history the better the book will be. Submissions are free to all Dieterich area (fire district/school district) residents, previous residents, Dieterich area businesses, organizations, and churches.
Purchase of a book is not necessary.
Deadline extended to March 31, 2018
Mail: Village of Dieterich
PO Box 243
Dieterich, IL 62424
Writing suggestions for your submission
For shorter submissions you may utilize Quick History to fill out a form.
FAMILY HISTORY TIPS (not required)
- Write in the 3rd person (he, she, they). (See sample below)
- Write your submission for your family unit, including the names of your parents and your children. Your parents will have a separate submission that will include you and your siblings. You may submit histories for deceased parents and grandparents, etc. Each submission for each family unit should be less than ½ page (See sample below)
- Print quality JPG/PNG format photos are preferred. If you do not have access to this, you may submit a printed photo. Please do not submit one-of –a- kind photos. We cannot guarantee their safe return. For these type pictures contact us for assistance in scanning.