Biography - Fred Niemann

Fred NIEMANN, farmer, P. O. Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, was born in Germany February 11, 1823, son of Casper and Anna (WITTE) NIEMANN. Casper NIEMANN was a native of Germany, and a farmer by occupation. He died in Germany in January, 1847. His wife, Anna, also a native of Germany, died there the same year as her husband, leaving eight children, of whom our subject was the second. The subject of this sketch began life as a farmer in his native land. In 1847, he emigrated to America, and located in Macoupin County, Ill., where he lived for twelve years; thence he removed to Montgomery County, where he purchased a tract of land, which, by push and industry, he has made a first-class farm. In Germany, September 6, 1850, he married Anna SHRODAR, a native of that country, born in 1833, daughter of Henry and Mary SHRODAR. From this union there have been born to them five children - William H., Julius L., Frederick W., Hannah H. C. and Anna. Mr. NIEMANN is a member of the Lutheran Church. In politics, he is a Republican.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 192-193.

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