Edward Hagener

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; page 495, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Edward Hagener, one of the firm of Hagener & Schuman, dealers in wines and liquors, located at the corner of State and Main streets, Beardstown, was born here in 1855, and was reared and educated in this same city, and he has always resided here. He is the younger of three sons, all of whom are excellent business men. Their father, William Hagener, now deceased, was for many years prominent in the history of Beardstown. He was a man liked and respected by every one. He was a Republican in politics, and a member of the Lutheran Church. His wife yet living, aged seventy-three years, is one of the best old ladies in the city.
  Mr. Hagener established a wood and coal yard in 1877. He also dealt in farm implements, and also managed a farm for some time in Hitchcock county, Nebraska, and spent some time in Colorado and California. His present business was established in February, 1890.
  He was married in this city first to Miss Carrie Nieman. She was born in this city, and died at her home in this city, when only twenty-three years of age. She left one child, John, now a clerk for his grandfather, Fred Nieman. Mr. Hagener was married a second time, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Miss Mollie Harmon, January 29, 1889. She was born and reared in Astoria, and she is an excellent housekeeper and the mother of two children, George E. and Pearl. Mr. and Mrs. Hagener attend the Lutheran Church, and Mr. Hagener is a member of the I. O. O. F., Arch Lodge, No. 16. It is an old and very strong lodge. He has been a public-spirited man, and a worker for everything of value for his city and county. He takes no particular part in politics, but votes the Republican ticket.

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