From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 166-167, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Louis W. Carles, a well-to-do and successful farmer and stock
raiser, living on section 30, township 18, range 11, was born in this
township in 1847, and was here reared and educated. He is the son of
George H. Carles, born in Germany in 1818. He was of pure Germany
ancestry. Hi wife's name was Elizabeth Crims, and she died at the age
of sixty-one. She and her people were members of the Lutheran Church.
The father and his children, in September, 1844, started for the United
States, landed in New Orleans, and on the largest steamer then running
on the Mississippi they came to Beardstown. They arrived January 10,
1845, having been three months on the way. Soon after landing Mr.
Carles and one son purchased land in the county, and before long the
family became large land owners. Here Mr. Carles, Sr., spent the last
years of his life, and died when eighty-six years. He had always been
identified with the Lutheran Church as had his parents before him.
George H. Carles, Jr., has, since he came to this county been a
resident near Bluff Spring station. He is yet smart and active, and
runs the homestead, having many friends in the county, among the early
settlers. He was married in 1842, in Hanover, to L. O. Nora Deydrick.
She was born and reared in Germany. Mrs. George Carles in yet living,
and is quite feeble. She is a Lutheran, as is her husband. Mr. Carles
is a Democrat.
Louis is the only surviving member of quite a large family. Mr.
Carles has been a resident of this county all his life. He has a fine
farm of 160 acres, well supplied with good farm buildings. He still
attends to overlooking everything himself. He is a well informed man of
good judgment, and is a prominent citizen.
He was married in this county, to Caroline Musch, daughter of
John and Albidena (Leppe) Musch. Her father came from Germany, and now
resides in Virginia, Cass county; and her mother was born on the vessel
form which she was named on the passage from Germany to America. She
died in this county when past middle age. Mr. Musch has married a third
wife, who is still living.
Mr. and Mrs. Carles of this notice are energetic young people
and faithful members of the Lutheran Church. They are the parents of
eleven children, two of whom died young: George H., Jr.; Gustav A.,
Robert G., William M., Herman H., Louis W., Jr., Julius O., J. Albert
and Paul B. The whole family is an honor to the county in which they