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Stephen W. Reiss

Born: 1944 in San Luis Obispo, California
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Stephen W. Reiss on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Family, farming and freedom :
ISBN: 1449042260 OCLC: 610156180

Authorhouse, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

Family, farming and freedom :
ISBN: 1449088732 OCLC: 866857392

  From Burma with love :
ISBN: 1449066542 OCLC: 761369496

A collection of letters between husband and wife Irwin and Mary Reiss, spanning a period of fifteen months during which Mr. Reiss was on military compaign in Burma and India.

  Granger, quilter, grandma, matriarch :
ISBN: 1468559036 OCLC: 784378458

Authorhouse, Bloomington, IN : ©2012.

A diary written by Catherine Reiss which recounts life on her family farm between the years of 1944-1948.

  It takes a matriarch :
ISBN: 1438959877 OCLC: 456982247

AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN : 2009.

  Quilter, granger, grandma, matriarch :
ISBN: 9781438927565 OCLC: 872522359

AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN : 2008.

This is the first book of a four-book collection relaying the history of the Reiss and Basler families who settled on a small farm in St. Clair County, Illinois in the early 1800s. This diary, written by Katie Reiss, covers her life from 1949 to 1953 and gives the reader a feel for what life was like on the Reiss Family Farm in the German heritage of southern Illinois.

  Reiss Dairy :
ISBN: 1438986203 OCLC: 608490540

AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Ind. : 2009.