Henry Greve

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 417-418, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Henry Greve, a successful manufacturer and dealer in tobacco and cigars, doing business on Main street in Beardstown, Illinois, was born in Hanover, in the town of Wittlage, May 20, 1844. He grew up, obtained his German education and learned his trade before he came to the United States, which he reached in September, 1866. He was the second of the family to come to this country, his brother Anton having preceded him. His parents lived and died in their native country. They were members of the German Lutheran Church all their lives. He worked at his trade in New York city for some time before he came to Beardstown. After his arrival here, April 2, 1867, he at once began as a cigar maker. He associated his brother Anton with him in 1876 as a partner, and they did business together until 1880, since which time he has been continuing alone. He has a good, substantial trade, doing quite an extensive business and giving employment to several hundred workman. He has accumulated considerable means, owns a good home and two business houses.
  He was married in this city, to Miss Anna M. Reller, from Hanover, Germany, who came over in the same vessel with her husband. She has had two brothers and one sister settle in this city since her arrival. Her parents are both dead. She has been a good wife and mother. She and her husband attend the Lutheran Church, and have nine children: Lizzie, Carrie, Henry A., John F. W., Anna, Fred, William, Emma and Hilda. They have all been educated in the public and parochial schools of Beardstown. Mr. Greve is a member of the A.O.U.W., of the German order, of Beardstown Lodge, of Prussia, No. 21, and is a trustee. He is a Democrat in politics, and is a very reliable man in every way.

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