Biography - Charles Springer

Charles W. SPRINGER, abstracts and real estate, Hillsboro, born in Springfield, Ill., October 5, 1846, son of Francis and Mary (KREIGH) SPRINGER; he, born in Maryland in 1810, came to this place in 1838; established Hillsboro College; was President of same till 1852; moved to Springfield, where the college was opened; served again as President for several years; afterward elected Superintendent of City Schools; came back here in 1874; was Superintendent of County Schools for several years, and again returned to Springfield in 1880, where he now is; he is a pastor in the Lutheran Church; has been a preacher all his life, and graduated at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Penn.; she, born atHagerstown, Md., in 1815, is still living. Our subject was educated principally at the university, Springfield, Ill.; began life in the dry goods business, in which he continued about three years; taught in the academy, Hillsboro, under his father, as Principal, for a term of one year, and then began his present business; enlisteed in the Federal army (100-days' service) in the summer of 1864, when he was only in his teens, and was the whole time at Rock Island in charge of the prisoners. His parents have seven living children, subject being the third son, and now Public Administrator of Montgomery County. He made a trip to Utah in 1871; spent six months there; been a law student for several years; expects to be admitted to the bar next winter, and will make law his profession. His brother, Phil M. SPRINGER, is an agricultural writer, and publishes annually the American Berkshire Record at Springfield. Another brother, John G., was Quartermaster of the Tenth Cavalry during the war, and is now United States Internal Revenue Gauger of the Springfield District, and served in the same office in Arkansas for ten years.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 118.

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