Germantown Trust &
Savings Bank proudly announces the beginning of its 105th year
of serving Clinton
County. Originally founded to serve the needs of
Germantown, the bank has grown to include four locations serving
all of Clinton County. Established as Germantown Savings
Bank with beginning capital of $25,000, the bank was renamed
Germantown Trust & Savings Bank in 1977 and currently holds
assets in excess of $300,000,000.
officers of the bank were: A. B. Daab, President, and H.H.
Schlarmann, Vice-President and Cashier. Members of the
Board of Directors were: M.M. Stephens, ex-mayor of East
St. Louis; E.C. Kramer, attorney for the Southern Railway
Company; W.K. Kavanaugh, president of Southern Coal and Mining
Company; J.A. Bauer, physician; Henry Koch, lumber merchant;
A.B. Daab, vice-president of the bank of Millstadt; H.H.
Schlarmann, recorder of Clinton County.
Originally housed in the old Westerman
building located just west of St. Boniface Catholic Church, a
new bank building was built in 1910 at 407 Main Street,
Germantown, which served the banking house for 60 years. In
1970, the bank purchased the corner lot of Main & Munster from
Thomas and Shirley Lampe. At that time the present banking house
As of April 17, 1963 the management
team of Germantown Savings Bank consisted of Joseph Heimann,
Valerian Eversgerd & James Lampe.
In 1976, Germantown Savings Bank,
became Germantown Trust & Savings Bank, as it received trust
powers to operate a trust department and became one of only two
trust departments within Clinton County. The Breese facility was
built and opened in 1988, at which time its charter was moved to
that location. On July 1, 2000, Bartelso Savings Bank merged
with Germantown Trust & Savings Bank, allowing GTSB to offer
four locations within Clinton County.
Today, Germantown Trust & Savings
Bank, with locations in Bartelso, Beckemeyer, Breese and
Germantown offers complete banking and trust services to Clinton
County. The current board of directors is: Dale G. Deiters,
Janice L. Deiters, James R. Lampe II, Floyd Trame, and Alan
Timmermann. James R. Lampe serves the bank as Director Emeritus.
The directors and officers are proud of its progress and welcome
the opportunity to celebrate over a century of service to