BRAUER, HENRY LOUIS. - Cass County contains a considerable proportion of the younger element of agriculturists among its representative farmers, and of these not the least worthy of mention is Henry Louis Brauer, an industrious and energetic resident of the vicinity of Oakford. he was born in Cass County, April 13, 1888, and is a son of Ernest Brauer, who was born in the same county, near Arenzville, on July 8, 1854. The maiden name of his mother was Ann Elizabeth Blome, born in Menard County, Ill., November 20, 1861. Louis E. Brauer devoted himself to the cultivation of the soil throughout his active life. He passed away June 27, 1912, respected by all who knew him. After his marriage he moved to Christian County, Ill., where he lived on a farm for seven years, and for five years on a farm west of Chandlerville. He carried on farming on 239 acres of land during a period of twenty-two years, near Oakford, at the end of which time his busy career came to an end. In early life he had acquired a fair common school education. In politics he was connected with the Republican party, and served about six years as school director of his district. He was a member of the Methodist church.
In boyhood Henry Louis Brauer attended the district schools of his neighborhood, after which he devoted his time to working on the farm. His present farm consists of 126½ acres of good land, and is located on sections 17, 20, 29, township 19, range 8, in Cass County, Oakford, Ill., being the post office address.
On October 17, 1911, Henry Louis Brauer was united in the bonds of wedlock with Talitha McHenry, whose birth took place in Menard County, Ill., October 20, 1889. She is a daughter of Goren and Mary (Hillyer) McHenry, the former of whom was born in Menard County, September 11, 1860, and the latter, July 8, 1863, in the same county. They have one child, Ewell Edward, born November 26, 1912.
Henry Louis Brauer supports the Methodist church, and in political affairs he adheres to the policies of the Republican party. He is affiliated with the A.F. & A.M. Lodge No. 724, of Chandlerville; the M.W.A.; and the Eastern Star, Mrs. Brauer also being a member. Mr. Brauer is an intelligent man, of firm character, and is respected by all who have the pleasure of his acquaintance.