Biography - Albert Schon

Albert SCHON, farmer, P. O. Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, is a native of Hanover, Germany, was born May 17, 1833. His parents, Hiram and Folka (TIDEN) SCHON, were both natives of Germany, and died in that country. Hiram SCHON, a farmer by occupation, was born in 1801, and died in 1875. His wife, born in 1804, died in 1879. Albert, our subject, the third of a family of eight children, emigrated to America in 1851, and located in Madison County, Ill., where he remained for about ten years. He then removed to Montgomery County, where he purchased his present property. He has always been a farmer, and is one of the influential men of Walshville Township. He married in Madison County, Ill., October 18, 1854, Miss A. ARKEBAUER, born in Germany February 15, 1837, daughter of Jordan and Frances (WAUHOFF) ARKEBAUER, and there have been born to them eleven children - Hiram, George, Mary, Frances, John, Willie, Zena, M. A., Annie, Lida, and one deceased (unnamed). Mr. SCHON is a Republican, and a member of the Lutheran Church.

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

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