Weishaar farm, Illinois
Weishaar farm Park Forest, Illinois: Artifacts belonging to John Michael Weishaar and one church door key from St. Anns prairie chapel on Sauk Trail just west of the Weishaar farm homestead. This key was in the possession of the Weishaars as they were custodians of the prairle church when the traveling priest was not there. St. Anns is the church around which, legends tell us, the devildogs howled in frustration, not being able to take the soul of a man who had fallen away from the church but was cleverly buried on ground where the bishop had accidentally dropped a few drops of holy water.
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