Moritz Dobschutz

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Moritz J. Dobschutz in 1881
(Source: History of St. Clair County, 1881)

Moritz J. Dobschutz, born as Moritz Julius von Dobschütz (* March 20, 1831 in Rheine, Westphalia, Germany; † June 24, 1913 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, United States), member of German nobility, immigrated 1856 into the USA and became a very prosperous merchant in Belleville.

His home in Belleville, a Victorian adaptation of a Greek revival house built in 1866, is now used by the Victorian Home Museum and by the St. Clair County Historical Society.