Martin Schillinger, Mayor of Moline, Ill., and senior partner of the firm of Schillinger & Trumbler, boiler manufacturers, was born in Baden, Germany, June 31, 1834, and is the son of Jacob and Rosa Kienly Schillinger. He emigrated with his paretns to America in 1846, and made his home in the State of New York until 1853, when he came to Rock Island, there learning the boiler-making trade. In 1857 he went to New Orleans and engaged in railroading for the New Orleans & Jackson Railway Company, and continued in that service until the braking out of the late war, when, May 2, 1861, he made his way North in the very height of the war excitement, and with considerable difficulty. He enlisted for three years, and mustered into the service Aug. 2, 1861, as a private of Co. I, Third Illinois Cav. He participated in the various skirmishes and battles in which his regiment was engaged, among which may be mentioned the battle of Pea Ridge, Chickasaw Bayou, in the attack on Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, etc. He served three years and received an honorable discharge with the rank of Sergeant. On his return from the war, he formed a partnership with Mr. Thomas Trumble in the manufacture of boilers at Rock Island. THey continued business at that city til 1868, when they returned to Moline and erected extensive shops at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Ninth Street, where they have a capacity to construct four large boilers at once. Mr. Schillinger was married at Rock Island, July 26, 1866, to Miss Caroline Watrous, daughter of Mr. Jerome T. Watrous. Mrs Schillinger was born at Zanesville, Ohio. They have six children, one boy and five girls, namely: Luella, Albert J., Anetta, Josephine, Anna and Mary R. Mr. Schillinger has served one term a s Alderman from the Second Ward, and was elected Mayor in the spring of 1885. He makes an efficient executive officer and looks carefully to the best interests of the city. He is a member of the following named orders, in which he has held the important offices: Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Ancient Order of United Workmen, and Grand Army of the Republic. Mr. Schillinger has always voted with the Republican party and cast his first vote for John C. Fremont, but is disposed to be independent in his views.