John Henry Carls
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 458, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  John Henry Carls is a general farmer and stock raiser, living on sections 24 and 25, township 17, range 12. He was born in Hanover, Germany, December 23, 1831. He grew up in his native province, a farmer boy, but at last decided to come to America. Not wishing to cross the sea alone to the new country, just before he sailed he was married to a neighbor girl whose maiden name was Mary Yoost. She came of a good German family, and proved to him a good wife. Immediately after marriage they took passage at Bremen on the sailing vessel Theodore Connor, and landed in New Orleans after a passage of eleven weeks. From there they went up the Mississippi river to St. Louis and thence to Beardstown. Mr. Carls' ambition was to become a farmer, and he and his wife began in a small way have been very successful.
  In 1845 he first purchased forty acres of land, and has since increased his possessions until he has not 240 acres here, and 200 acres in an adjoining township. He has improved the land very much, and has erected excellent buildings.
  Mr. and Mrs. Carls are members of the Lutheran Church, and are regarded as very excellent citizens. Mr. Carls is a Republican in politics. He and his wife have ten children, two deceased. Lizzie was the wife of Charles Meyer, but died in the prime of life, and Henry died when two years old. The living children are: William, a farmer in Morgan county, married to Anna Hagener; Mary, wife of William Talkemeyer, of this township; Lena married Gustaff Anoldi, a farmer in this county; anna married William Uush, a farmer in Morgan county; Harmon, a farmer in Cass county, married Katie Uush; Tilda married William Jockisch, a farmer in Morgan county; George, farmer in this county, married Dora Linker; and Carrie married William Lovecamp, a farmer in Cass county. They are among the best of our German citizens, and are highly respected by all who know them.



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