Biography - J Strehle

J. C. STREHLE, one of the progressive young business men of the city of Litchfield, Bond County, is engaged in the boot and shoe trade at No. 34 State Street, where he is doing a good business. Mr. Strehle is a native son of the State and county, having first seen the light in this town October 31, 1868. He is a son of Joseph and Minnie (Weipert) Strehle, the former of whom was born in Germany, but came here in 1866, where he conducted a bakery and confectionery business until about two years ago.
The educational facilities of the common and High Schools of Litchfield were taken advantage of by our subject, and when he had completed his education he began his business career in the jewelry house of C. W. Beardsly, and continued there for five and one-half years. He learned the trade and is capable of carrying it on himself if the necessity should arise, but about the time he finished his education, the Litchfield Paint and Color Company was formed and he was made Secretary. He withdrew from this company June 1, 1892, to engage in his present business.
Our subject is quite a good musician, and for a time was one of the members of the city band, and its Secretary and Treasurer, but his increasing duties made it necessary that he should resign from that organization, that he might give his undivided attention to his business. It is safe to predict a successful future for Mr. Strehle, as he is doing a large business in his line with a steadily increasing trade, and he promises to be one of the leading business men of the city in the near future.

Extracted 12 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, pages 487-488.

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