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Edwardsville Demokrat History

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This German paper was first issued in March, 1880, by Gustavus Schwendler, publisher. Hon. B.E. Hoffman was employed as editor. After four months' trial Mr. Schwendler was convinced that a German newspaper in Edwardsville would not pay, and the publication ceased. It was Democratic in tone.

(From The Histgory of Madison County, Illinois by W.R. Brink & Co. 1882).