Tools for Educators

From nineteenth-century immigrants to Mueller Company’s involvement in World War I and World War II, the story of Hieronymus Mueller and the company he created touches many aspects of local and global history.

Explore some of these histories through groups guided tours and a large online collection of publications and 3D artifacts. If you’re interested in scheduling a field trip or presentation, call 217-423-6161. We’re happy to work with you.

Unit 1 Hieronymus Mueller Dream Story

This unit covers the life of Hieronymus Mueller, including his immigration to the United States and the early decades of his business.

Explore primary-source documents, 3D artifacts, and much more:

Online Collections
Online Library
Family Tree
Mueller Bio
Plant Locations

Want more? The Decatur Public Library’s Local History Room hosts an OMEKA Database. It gives you free, online access to thousands of historic Decatur photographs, documents, sound recordings, and more, collected by several Decatur history organizations.

Find more local history resources on our links page.

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