C. E. Niemann
Biography

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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