Biography - Edward Hoog

EDWARD HOOG, wholesale and retail dealer in flour, feed, hides and wool, conducting his business at the corner of State and Edwards Streets, Litchfield, is a man of fine character and excellent business habits, and is regarded as an active factor in extending the commercial interests of the city. He is of pioneer antecedents, his father being one of the early settlers of this State.
The parents of our subject were Constantino and Charlotta (Muiemann) Hoog. The senior Mr. Hoog was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, about sixty-five years ago, and when quite a young man emigrated to this country and settled at Staunton, Ill. From Staunton he removed to Carlinville, where he married, and afterward moved to Litchfield, in the year 1855. He was one of the oldest merchants doing business on State Street, and had represented the Second Ward as Alderman for two successive terms, and filled the position with honor to himself and satisfaction to his constituency. The family of Constantino Hoog and his wife consisted of five children: Our subject; Anna; Lena, wife of Edwin Austin; Ida, a school teacher at Mt. Olive; and Lottie, who remains at home.
Our subject received his education at the High Schools of Litchfield and Jones' Commercial College of St. Louis. He first embarked on his business career by opening a store where he dealt in hides and wool, succeeding his father in this line. He made a success of this venture from the first, and soon added flour and feed departments, and thus built up a large trade in the vicinity of Litchfield. He is also a stockholder in the Litchfield Hotel Company,
On the 23d of October, 1884, our subject married Miss Minnie Johnson, daughter of Mr. W. H. Johnson, a business man of this city. Miss Johnson was born in Carlinville. They have one child living, Arthur Valentine, whose birthday occurs on Valentine's Day. Waldo, the younger child, died on the first anniversary of his birthday.
Mr. Hoog has built a fine home on the corner of State and Burr Streets, where he has resided for the past two years. He occupies a rising position among the foremost young men in Litchfield, is very popular and wields quite an influence in social and fraternal circles. He is likewise held in good repute by the citizens in general, for his honorable character and energetic nature.

Extracted 10 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, pages 343-344.

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