Biography - Frederick Lohmann

FREDERICK LOHMANN. Our subject, a well-known and much respected citizen and skillful farmer of Pitman Township, Montgomery County, Ill., was born in Prussia, January 28, 1 835, being a son of Henry and Sophia Lohmann, natives of Germany. He was reared to manhood in his native country and all his life long has worked upon a farm. He received a fair education in German and a moderate knowledge of English. The spirit of emigration seized him and in 1860 he took passage at Bremen on a sailing vessel for America, being seven weeks and four days on the ocean. Landing at Baltimore, he proceeded direct to Macoupin County, Ill., where he worked upon a farm until January, 1864, when he enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Fifty-second Illinois Infantry, remaining in the service until the close of the war. Garrison duty in Tennessee was his principal service until his discharge in 1865, and for disease contracted in the service he receives a pension of $8 per month. He returned to Macoupin County, worked for several years as a farm hand and was married September 23, 1875, to Anne Koch, born November 18, 1855, at St. Louis, a daughter of William and Dorothy Koch, natives of Germany. Her father, now dead, brought her with her mother to Macoupin County from Germany, when Mrs. Lohmann was a little girl; remaining there two years they went to Christian County, where she was reared and educated. Mr. and Mrs. Lohmann are the parents of five children, namely: Henry, Dora, Frank, Frederick and Ernest. After their marriage they came to Montgomery County and settled in Pitman Township upon a farm of eighty acres, which was bought and paid for with money earned by the earnest toil .of man and wife. They are members of the church in which their parents and they grew up and that is very dear to them the Lutheran, at Harvel. Mr. Lohmann is a Republican in politics, a party with which he has been associated for many years. Our subject is a man of unassuming manner, honest in all his dealings with his fellow-man and an industrious, hardworking farmer.

Extracted 12 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, pages 499-500.

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