Stephen W. Reiss
Pen Name: None
Born: 1944 in San Luis Obispo, California
Reiss has lived in Peoria and nearby Dunlap since 1966 when he began what became a 40-year career with Caterpillar. He have written six family history books dealing with the Reiss Family Farm in St. Clair County and his relatives who lived there. According to the Illinois Sesquicentennial Farm Registry, that is the oldest lineally owned farm in St. Clair County, having been established by Reiss’ great great grandfather in 1834.
Biographical and Professional Information
Reiss earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana and his MBA from Bradley University in Peoria. He was employed 40 years by Caterpillar in Peoria including five years in South Korea and Hong Kong.
It Takes A Matriarch, 780 family letters from 1852 to 1888, Author House, 2009
Granger, Quilter, Grandma, Matriarch, Life on the Reiss Family Farm 1944 - 1948, Author House, 2012
Quilter, Granger, Grandma, Matriarch, Life on the Reiss Family Farm 1949 - 1953, Author House, 2008
Reiss Dairy, Famous for milk bottles with poems, Author House, 2009
Family, Farming and Freedom, 55 years of professional & personal writings by Irwin H. Reiss, Author House, 2010
From Burma With Love, Fifteen months of daily letters between Irwin and Mary Reiss during World War II, Author House, 2011
Titles at Your Library
It Takes a Matriarch: 780 Family Letters from 1852 to 1888 Including Civil War, Farming in Illinois, Life in St. Louis, Life in Sacramento, Life in ... in Davenport, and the Lost Family Fortune
Release Date: 2009-04-16
Quilter, Granger, Grandma, Matriarch: Life on the Reiss Family Farm 1949-1953 St. Clair County, Illinois
Release Date: 2008-12-17
Family, Farming and Freedom: Fifty-Five Years of Writings by Irv Reiss
Release Date: 2010-02-25
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