Bluffs and Piasa Bird, 2016

Ben Ostermeier

Ben Ostermeier is the developer for Madison Historical, responsible for web development and maintenance of the digital archive. For his undergraduate history degree at SIUE, he developed a website on William B. Whiteside, one of the first Anglo-Americans to settle on the land that became the SIUE campus. He graduated in the spring of 2016 with the first SIUE minor in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. He also received a minor in computer science and a German focus. For the latest on Ben Ostermeier, see his personal website at

Articles by Ben Ostermeier:

Border History of Madison County

April 18, 2017

Staunton Community Unit School District #6

December 18, 2017

The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville

January 29, 2018

Whiteside, William Bolin (1777 – 1833)

January 5, 2017