Biography - Joseph Strehle

Joseph STREHLE, retired, Litchfield, was born in the town of Aeffinen, Wurtemberg, Germany, on June 10, 1835; he attended school until he attained the age of fourteen years, and then served three years' apprenticeship to the trade of wood-turning. In 1854, he came to the United States, locating in New York City, where he entered a bakery, remaining one year; the following year, he came to Alton, Ill., and conducted a confectionery and restaurant business there until 1866, when he came to Litchfield, Ill.; here he established a bakery, which he conducted until 1880 with fair success, and then sold out on account of feeble health. At Alton, in 1860, he married Miss Mary EITER, who died five years later, leaving two daughters. He married Miss Minnie WEIPERT, of Litchfield, in 1868, which union has been blessed with one son. His father, John STREHLE, was a farmer and baker, and died when our subject was but nine years old; his mother's maiden name was Barbara MENNE; he has two brothers living in Wurtemberg.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 172.

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