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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