Biography - C Schluckebier

C. SCHLUCKEBIER. For many years, or since his location in this county, the reputation that Mr. Schluckebier has enjoyed has been not only that of a substantial and very progressive farmer, but of an intelligent and thoroughly posted man on all public affairs. Although he started out for himself with limited means, and at the bottom of the ladder, he has reached almost the highest round of success and is one of the most prosperous citizens. He is the owner of four hundred and thirty-four acres of land, and all his farming operations are conducted in a- manner showing his familiarity with that pursuit.
The original of this notice first saw the light of day in the principality of Waldeck, Germany, February 22, 1829, and his father, C. Schluckebier, was a native of the same place. The elder Mr. Schluckebier followed the occupation of a farmer in his native country and died there when seventy -two years of age. His wife, Elizabeth Schluckebier, was born in the same place and died there when about sixty years of age. Their children, three sons and two daughters, all grew to mature years, and three sons came to America. The daughters died in the Old Country. Our subject is the only one of the family now living and was the eldest child. The benefits to be derived from a residence in America prompted him to cross the ocean, and in 1857 he set foot upon United States soil. He first settled in St. Louis, and, after residing there for twelve years, moved to Illinois. The farm that he then owned and cultivated there is now in the city limits.
It was in 1870 that Mr. Schluckebier came to Montgomery County, Ill., and settled in East Fork Township, where he bought one hundred and twenty-two acres of land on section 18. Since then he has added to the original tract, until now he has one of the most productive and best cultivated farms in his section, all the result of honest industry and frugality, traits of character no doubt inherited from his German ancestors. When he landed in St. Louis, he had just $3 in money, but here the sturdy and thrifty elements of his nature asserted themselves and he went to work with energy and perseverance to lay the foundation for his subsequent prosperous career.
In 1861, while a resident of St. Louis, he was married to Miss F. L. Ortmar, who died in 1872 in Montgomery County, leaving two children, Mary, the wife of L. Edwards, of East Fork Township; and William F., at home. The second marriage of our subject was with Miss Doreta Hazelmier, who died, leaving one daughter, Julia F., at home. Mr. Schluckebier selected his third wife in the person of Mrs. Anna L. Shanhert, a native of St. Louis. Our subject is one of the influential citizens of Montgomery County, and has contributed greatly to its growth and prosperity. His name is synonymous with successful agriculture, and in all the affairs of life he has borne himself in an upright manner, and is regarded as a man of true worth.

Extracted 12 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, pages 498-499.

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