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Description: Anton Van Rueden Goes to Greet Prince HenryDate: March 20 1902
Newspaper published in: Gurley, AL
Source: Madison Co. Library, Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 8, Column 5
Anton Van Rueden, one of the wealthiest farmers in the vicinity of Nokomis, Ill., went to St. Louis to greet Prince Henry. Mr. Van Rueden was a soldier in King Wilhelm’s army and was one of the artillerymen who fired the 101 salutes at the birth of Prince Henry in 1862. As near as can be ascertained Mr. Van Rueden is the only one living in this country that claims that distinction.