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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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Henry C. Korte – Biography

 HenryC. Korte HENRYC. KORTE, general farmer of section 4, township 17, range 11, was bornin Kurhessen, Germany, January 2, 1840. He grew up at home, and in 1855came to this country with his parents and three children. They set...

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William B. Manlove Biography

 WilliamB. Manlove WILLIAM B. MANLOVE was bornin Schuyler county, December 28, 1830, near the town of Rushville. He isthe son of Jonathan and Charity (Bodenhamer) Manlove. The former was afarmer of North Carolina, and came to...

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