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Biography of Christian Pilger of Beardstown, Illinois

Christian Pilger, a live man and old citizen of Beardstown, was born in Waldeck, Prussia, in 1836, and came of a good old German family. His father, Fred Pilger, was at one time Mayor, as had been his father and grandfather before him. He was married in this city to Miss Margaret Schuman, born in Baden, Germany, and came to this country when eighteen years of age. Her parents also came to Beardstown and died here consistent members of the Lutheran Church.

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Biography of Samuel M. Schroder of Oakland township, Illinois

Samuel M. Schroder, a rising young business man of Oakland township, and one of the most progressive agriculturists of Schuyler county, was born in McDonough county, Illinois, in 1860, on the 27th day of April. His father, Nicholas Schroder, was a native of Germany, but emigrated to America with his mother when a lad of eleven years, in 1837. Mr. Schroder was united in marriage, in 1880, to Miss Sarah E. Smith, a native of Fulton county, Illinois, and a daughter of John and Rebecca (Barcus) Smith, natives of Pennsylvania and Illinois, respectively.

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Biography of Jacob Ritchey of Buena Vista township, Illinois

Jacob Ritchey, an honored pioneer, resides on section 12, Buena Vista township, and was born in Dayton, Montgomery county, Ohio, on December 5, 1821. He rented eighty acres of William McKee, which he cultivated for himself. While thus engaged, he met Clara Ann, daughter of the owner of this land, and their acquaintance ripening into mutual affection, they were married in 1849, when his father-in-law presented to him the eighty acres he had been tilling

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Biography of Thomas Wilson of Rushville, Illinois

Thomas Wilson, President of the Schuyler County Bank, and a leading financier and business man of Rushville, Illinois, was born near Five-Mile Town, in county Tyrone, Ireland, in March, 1812. He was married September 18, 1834, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to Miss Susan Clark, an estimable lady, a native of Lancaster county, that State, and a daughter of John and Eleanor (Greer) Clark.

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Biography of John S. Stutsman

John S. Stutsman was born in Dubois county, Indiana, April 10, 1827, a son of Alexander D. and Rhoda (Seybold) Stutsman. Mr. Stutsman was united in marriage, March 21, 1850, to Miss Sarah Howell, who was born in Monroe county, Indiana, January 24, 1831.

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Hiram Jaques Biography

 HiramJaques  HIRAM JAQUES was born inSchoharie county, New York, August 17, 1814. He was the son of Jesse andMaria (Boice) Jaques. They both died in New York. They had twelve children,but only one or two are living. Hiram...

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