|C. E. Niemann
From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 473-473, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
C. E. Niemann, a successful dealer in wines and liquors at the
corner of Washington and Main streets, in Beardstown, was born in West
Darling, Prussia, Germany, April 17, 1832. He lost his father, Casper
Niemann, who lived and died in his native province in Prussia. His
death occurred in his sixty-seventh year. He had been a live-stock
dealer and trader. His mother lived to come to this country with her
children in 1859, where she spent her last days. She and her husband
were consistent members of the Lutheran Church.
Mr. Niemann came to Beardstown in 1859 and began as a poor man
and has for twenty years been steamboating on the Mississippi river and
for the last few years as mate. He has, however, always lived in
Beardstown and been closely connected with the town in its growth.
Since he came from Prussia, landing at New Orleans, he has lived to see
the great changes come over the steamboating of the great rivers. He
has been in his present business fourteen years.
He was married in this city to Miss Elizabeth Howard. She was
born in Hanover, Germany, and was twenty years of age when she came to
the United States. Her parents and relatives all died in her native
country. Mr. and Mrs. Niemann have had eleven children, of whom only
four are now living. They were among the first members and organizers
of the Lutheran Church at this place, to which they have always
subscribed. He has always been a Republican in politics, but in no
sense is he an officer-seeker. He has many warm friends among his large
circle of acquaintances.
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