BELLEVILLE, a city and the county-seat of St Clair county, Illinois, U.S.A., in the S.W.
Belleville is served by the Illinois Central, the Louisville & Nashville, and the Southern railways, also by extensive interurban electric systems; and a belt line to O'Fallon, Illinois, connects Belleville with the Baltimore & Ohio South Western railway.
Belleville is in a rich agricultural region, and in the vicinity there are valuable coal mines, the first of which was sunk in 1852; from this dates the industrial development of the city.
Belleville was first settled in 1813, was incorporated as a city in 1850, and was re-incorporated in 1876.
His father, John, a Staffordshire man, was one of a party of four mechanics who were sent by Boulton and Watt to Philadelphia about 1790 to set up a steam engine for the city water-works and who in 1793-1794 built at Belleville, N.J., the first steam engine constructed wholly in America; he made a fortune in the manufacture of furniture, but lost it by the burning of his factories.
On this account Hecker resolved in September 1848 to emigrate to North America, and obtained possession of a farm near Belleville in the state of Illinois.
From Kingussie, is the house of Belleville (previously known as Raitts) which he acquired from Mackintosh of Borlum and where he died in 1796.
By electric lines it is connected with most of the cities and towns within a radius of 20 m., including Jersey City, Paterson and the residential suburbs, among which are the Oranges, Montclair, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Belleville and Nutley.
Immediately afterwards he became pastor of a Reformed church at Belleville, N.J.
The government also maintains an institute for the deaf and dumb at Belleville and for the blind at Brantford.
BELLEVILLE, a city and port of entry of Ontario, Canada, and capital of Hastings county, 106 m.
Belleville, Illinois >>
From it were subsequently set off Belleville (1839), Montclair (1868) and Glen Ridge (1895).
In 1833 he moved with his family to Belleville, Canada, where he finally became editor and proprietor of the Intelligencer.
Removing to Belleville, Illinois, in the same year, he was elected to the state House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1840, and in1841-1843was secretary of state of Illinois.