|Henry C. Krohe
From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 310-311, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Henry C. Krohe, a practical farmer living on a fine farm, a part
of the old, Jokisch homestead, was born in Beardstown March 3, 1848.
This farm was secured by Henry's grandfather and consists of sixty
acres, all well improved with good farm buildings. Mr. Krohe also owns
twenty acres more. He has lived on this farm for many years and also
operates many other lands. He is the third son of seven children. He
obtained his education in the public schools. His father, August Krohe,
a native of Germany, was the son of Godfred and Rosena Krohe, and the
family all left Germany in 1835 and after a trip of some months landed
in New Orleans, and some weeks later in Beardstown. They obtained land
in the valley of Bluff Springs and here the grandparents died when past
eighty. They were well known people and good Lutherans. August Krohe
came here as a young man with his parents as above noted. He became of
age here and a farmer and is now living at home, having retired from
active work. He was married here, to Christiana Jokisch, who came to
this country on the same vessel as her husband. She was a worthy wife
for more than fifty years and died in April, 1889.
Mr. Henry C. Krohe was married, near his present residence, to
Christina Menge a native of Germany, born in 1852. She was only one
year old when her parents came to Cass county in 1853. Here the father
died fourteen years ago, but the mother is still living. They have
always been Lutherans, as are Mr. and Mrs. Krohe of this notice. Mr.
Krohe is a Democrat, but has never been an office holder. They have six
children: Bertha C., Lydia S., Rosa A., Felix J. A., Paulina W. and
They are excellent people and are connected with some of the best families of Beardstown.
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