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SOURCE: "History of the Catholic Church In Indiana"-- by Charles Blanchard, 1898   {via Dearborn County Mail List}

SIMON BARTHOLOME, son of Joseph and Anna M. (Scholly) Bartholome, was born in Lawrenceburg, Ind., September 7, 1844,his parents being natives of Baden and Bavaria, Germany, who came to the United States about 1840 and became parents of fourteen children, of whom Simon Bartholome is the eldest. After receiving a common-school education in his native city, Mr. Bartholome went south and located at Vicksburg, Miss., and remained there until the confederation of the southern states, when he returned to his native city, and, at the age of about seventeen years, manifested his patriotism by enlisting in the Union army in August, 1861,returning from the war, honorably discharged, in April, 1865. On his second return to his native city he engaged himself in the brewing business until 1877, when he removed to Evansville, Ind., and engaged in the grocery trade for several years, and then engaged with Rietman & Schulte in saw-milling, and finally, on July 3 1882, drifted back into the brewery business and up to this writing has been and still is general accountant for the Fulton Avenus branch of! the Evansville Brewing association, which has a capacity of turning out 200 barrels of their celebrated Rheingold beer daily. Mr. Bartholome was married in Lawrenceburg January 23, 1866, by Rev. Father Scheve, to Miss Mary M. Albrecht, daughter of F. X. and Barbara (Beck) Albrecht, natives of France, who came to the United States about 1850. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Bartholome have been born six children and all are still living to bless the home of their parents, and who are named, in order of birth: Lillie M., Joseph F., Anna C.B.J., Simon A., Marguerite I. and Charles L. The family are members of St. Anthony`s church, and in politics Mr. Bartholome is a republican. As a Catholic, no person in Indiana has been more ardent and energetic than Mr. Bartholome, as he has largely aided financially the erection of several churches, including St. Lawrence`s, at Lawrenceburg, and St. Boniface`s and St. Anthony`s in Evansville; of the former two he was for some years a trustee, and is now one of the leading laymen of St. Anthony`s, to the support of which he contributes most liberally. The family ! are highly respected throughout the city and certainly deserve the esteem in which they are held.

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