From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 571-572, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Emanuel Leib, deceased, was one of the most highly respected
farmers of Schuyler county, and it is fitting that his name should be
preserved to the coming generations as an honored citizen of the great
commonwealth of Illinois. He was born in York county, Pennsylvania,
August 26, 1808, a son of Abraham Leib, a native of the same county;
the paternal grandfather spent his entire life in York county, and
there Abraham Leib was reared to agricultural pursuits; he, too,
remained in York county until the day of his death. He married Matilda
Ziegler of the same county, and she died on the homestead. Emanuel Leib
grew to maturity, surrounded by rural scenes and occupations; he
remained in the place where he was born until 1865, when he emigrated
to Illinois and settled in Rushville township, Schuyler county; he
purchased a farm and spent the remainder of his life. He was an
intelligent, successful farmer, and developed one of the most desirable
tracts of land in Schuyler county.
He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Kimmel, a native of
York county, Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Philip and Elizabeth
(King) Kimmel. Three children were born to them: Henry E., who married
Addie Wells, is a resident of Chicago; Alice Leota, a stenographer, is
also in Chicago; and John Robert resides with his mother.
After the death of her husband, Mrs. Leib remained on the farm
for three years, managing it with marked success; in 1890, however, she
rented the land, and is now making her home in Rushville.
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