Lee County Biography


Anson H. Brauer has been a farmer in Sterling Township, since 1875, when he located on section 11, and where he made a purchase of 80 acres of land. The farm is in excellent agricultural condition. Mr. Brauer was born in Lee Co., Ill., May 30, 1849, and he is the son of William and Helen Brauer. Both his parents were natives of Germany, and emigrated to Illinois in 1840. They located in Lee County, where they are now living. They had three children, one of whom died in infancy. Those who still survive are named Anson H. and Frank W. Mr. Brauer has passed his life since his school days in the pursuit of agriculture, remaining with his parents until he was 25.

He was married April 8, 1874, in Lee County, to Lillian H. Butler, and they have two children Myrtle M., and Leroy. Mrs. Brauer was born June 7, 1855, in Lee County, and is the daughter of Timothy A. and Roxana (Stewart) Butler. The former was born in the state of New York, and the latter in Illinois. Their children, seven in number, were born and named as follows: Mary M., Lillian H,., Otho J., Perdita A., Cicely E., Catherine and Nora M.

Politically Mr. Brauer is a Republican, and in religious preference he is a believer in the tenets of the German Lutheran Church. He has been Overseer of Highways five years, and School Director since the spring of 1885.

Transcribed and contributed by Marji Turner Portraits and Biographical Whiteside Co IL


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