John Hueschen

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 421-422, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  John Hueschen dates his birth in Prussia, January 20, 1846. A review of his life and ancestry gives the following facts:
  His father, Henry Hueschen, was one of a family of four sons: Matthias, George, Henry and Deidrich. His parents were born and passed their lives in Prussia. Matthias and George reared families in their native land, and are still living there, Henry and Deidrich being the only ones to come to America. Deidrich is now a resident of Springfield. Henry Hueschen learned the trade of weaver, and was employed at work at his trade and farming in Prussia until 1852, when, with his wife and three children, he came to America. They set sail from Bremen and after a voyage of nearly four weeks landed in New Orleans; thence up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to Beardstown. After his arrival in Illinois, Mr. Hueschen found employment at various kinds of work. He bought a home at Beardstown and resided there for many years. His death occurred at the home of his son John, in 1883. His wife's death occurred some years before his. Of their four children be it recorded that Sophia died in Germany when young; that Sibilla married John Henry Betz, and lives in the State of Washington; the other two are John and William.
  John Hueschen was only six years of age when the family emigrated to America; consequently he remembers little of his native land. At the time they settled in Beardstown, although only a small place, it contained a large packing house and was the principal market for this section of the country. He attended a German school, and as soon as he was old enough to work was variously employed. From the time he was twenty-one until he was thirty he worked on a farm by the month, after which for seven years he rented land. At the end of this time he purchased the 120 acres on which he now resides. This place is well improved with good buildings, etc.
  March 9, 1876, Mr. Hueschen was united in marriage with Elizabeth Fidler, a native of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and a daughter of Henry and Katherine Fidler. This union has been blessed with three children, namely: Theodore, born January 25, 1877, and died April 5, 1892; Huldah, born June 7, 1887; Alvin, August 6, 1890, and died February 26, 1892.
  He and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church.

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