Biography - Peter Egelhoff

Peter EGELHOFF, farmer, P. O. Walshville, was born in Germany October 12, 1830; son of William and Mary (SCHROTH) EGELHOFF. William, who was a native of Germany, was born in 1806, and died in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., Ill., September 19, 1879, where his wife, born in Germany, in 1810, also died, March 23, 1866. Peter, the eldest of a family of seven children, received his education in Germany, and worked at the blacksmith's trade for some time. About twenty years ago, he moved to his present place, which at that time was rough and unimproved; but, by incessant labor and economy, he has made it one of the finest farms in Montgomery County. He has a fine, large barn, granary, stock scales, etc. In Montgomery County, in 1856, he married Mary A. OSTERMEYER, born in Germany September 22, 183, daughter of Frederick OSTERMEYER, a native of that country, and there have been born to them nine children - William F., John C., Louisa, George, Otto, Mary, Peter J. and two others who died unnamed. Mr. EGELHOFF, who is a Democrat, is one of the substantial men of Walshville Township.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 189.

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