Biography - Michael Remensnider

Michael REMENSNIDER, farmer, P. O. Butler, was born in Germany in 1826, son of Andrew REMENSNIDER, he a native of Germany, and a farmer by occupation, born in 1793, and died about the year 1863. Subject, who is the youngest of a family of four children, received a fair education in the common schools in Germany, and began life as a farmer. When he was twenty-six years old, he emigrated to America; landed in New York, where he remained ten months; removed to Indiana, and lived there seventeen years, and in 1870 came to Sangamon County, Ill., where he stayed six years, and finally removed to Montgomery County, where he now resides on a farm of 155 acres of fine, improved land. In Indiana, in 1856, he married Miss Recilla SHEAR, born in Ohio in 1839, and died in 1861, leaving two children - Elizabeth and Alain. Her father, Christian SHEAR, was a native of Germany; her mother of Pennsylvania. Mr. REMENSNIDER's second wife, Noretta REED, born in Ohio September 24, 1838, daughter of James REED, a native of Pennsylvania, who died leaving seven children. His third wife is Eliza BROWN, born in Illinois December 15, 1841, daughter of Samuel BROWN, a native of Kentucky; she is the mother of one child, Henry. Mr. REMENSNIDER is a Democrat and member of Charter Oak Lodge, No. 232, A., A. & A. M., Litchfield, Ill. His son, Alain, an energetic young man who has just begun farming on his own account, owns a farm adjoining his father's, and bids fare to be one of the leading agriculturists of the county.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 204-205.

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