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
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