|Henry C. Korte
From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 273-274, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Henry C. Korte, general farmer of section 4, township 17, range
11, was born in Kurhessen, Germany, January 2, 1840. He grew up at
home, and in 1855 came to this country with his parents and three
children. They set sail from Bremen, Hanover, on a sailing vessel,
landing after an eight weeks' voyage on the vessel Oldenburg in
Baltimore, and from there by railroad to Springfield, Illinois, and
from there by wagon to Beardstown, Cass county. The father, Conrad,
started a blacksmith shop, that being the trade he learned in Germany
and carried it on for twenty years, dying at the age of seventy-six. He
was a good worthy citizen and a member of the Lutheran Church. He was a
Democrat in politics. His wife survived him about ten years and died at
the age of seventy-two. She was also a Lutheran. Her maiden name was
Christina Meyer. Henry, a sister, Mrs. Sophia Krohe, and a half sister,
Mrs. Catherine Fischer, are the surviving members of the family.
Mr. Henry Korte began here as a poor man and worked as a farm
laborer, beginning for himself in 1863, having been in the county since
1856. He purchased his first land in 1889. He has a fine farm in the
section where he lives.
He was married in this county to Wilhelmina Krohe, born, reared
and educated in Cass county, near the farm where she now lives. She is
the daughter of August and Christine (Jokisch) Krohe, natives of
Germany who had come to America when young and single, and were married
in Cass county, where they made their home, the mother dying in 1889,
aged over seventy. Mr. Krohe is still living in this county and is
eighty years old. He and his family were always Lutherans and Mr. Krohe
continues in the faith of his youth.
Mrs. Korte is one of seven children, being the third, and has
been a good and faithful wife and mother. She has borne her husband
four children: Albert H., married Mary Hessler of this county, and they
live on Mr. Henry Korte's farm; Arthur G., single and a farmer on his
own account, living at home; Edward, at home assisting his father; and
Amelia, at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Korte, with their family, are Lutherans, and Mr.
Korte and his sons are all Democrats. They are worthy good people.
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