Stephen W. Reiss

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General Information

Name: Stephen W. Reiss

Pen Name: None

Genres: History

Born: 1944 in San Luis Obispo, California

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

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

ISBN: 1438959877
Release Date: 2009-04-16

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Quilter, Granger, Grandma, Matriarch: Life on the Reiss Family Farm 1949-1953 St. Clair County, Illinois

ISBN: 1438927568
Release Date: 2008-12-17

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Family, Farming and Freedom: Fifty-Five Years of Writings by Irv Reiss

ISBN: 1449088732
Release Date: 2010-02-25

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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