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William O`Malley

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: William Arnold O'Malley

Connection to Illinois: O'Malley was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently resides in Naperville, Illinois.

Biography: William Arnold O'Malley has a 317-year-old German bible that has been in his family for 12 generations. His great-grandfather Julius Dreffein, a Chicago pioneer, brought the Bible from Germany to America in 1865. In 1985, O'Malley visited Germany to research his family history. It took 15 years to unveil the mystery and he wrote extensively about it in his book, ''History of a Family Bible, 1685-2000: A Quest for the Missing Link''.William Arnold O'Malley, a direct descendant of Julius H. Dreffein, who settled in Chicago Cook County, Illinois, in 1866, received Certificate of Pioneer Ancestry from Chicago Genealogical Society, August 1, 2002.

  • Honored at the 2002 Illinois Authors Book Fair at Illinois State Library in Springfield Illinois.

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

William O`Malley on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

History of a family Bible, 1685-2000
ISBN: 0970249608 OCLC: 48087958

Ki Kampus Communications 2001