Biography - Dick Engelmann

Dick ENGELMANN, farmer, P. O. Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, was born in Germany November 5, 1840. His parents, Henry and Tina (GOSMANN) ENGLEMANN, are natives of Germany, and are now living in Ostfriesland, Kingdom of Hanover. Henry was born November 13, 1820. Richard is the eldest of a family of four children, and received his education in Germany. He has always been engaged in farming and stock-raising. He has been Highway Commissioner in Walshville Township for some time. Mr. ENGELMANN has been twice married. First, in Madison County, Ill., November 8, 1878, he married Lizzie E. ENGELMANN, born in Germany in 1844, and died in Montgomery County March 5, 1879. She was the daughter of Minke ENGELMANN. His second wife, whom he married at Hillsboro, Montgomery County, in January, 1880, is Gretchen ARKEBAUER, born in Germany in 1845. Mr. ENGELMANN has four children - Henry, George, Michael and Tine. He is a member of the Lutheran Church, and in politics is a Democrat.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 190.

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