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Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.

Page 859

BROCKHOUSE, ALBERT FREDERICK. - The present high standard of agricultural conditions in Cass County may be accredited in large part to the activities of the younger generation, whose progressive ideas, modern methods and tireless enthusiasm have contributed largely to the material welfare of farming interests here. Prominent among the men of this class is found Albert Frederick Brockhouse, whose fine farm is located in the vicinity of Virginia, Ill., upon which he is carrying on successful and extensive farming and stock raising operations. Mr. Brockhouse was born at Chapin, Ill., whence his parents, natives of Germany, had come in young married life. He married Catherine Barkhouse, of German and English parentage, and also a native of Chapin, and both passed away in April, 1892. They were the parents of three children: Albert Frederick; and J. D. and Clara, both of Chapin, Ill.

Albert F. Brockhouse was a lad of eight years when he lost his parents, and at that time he went to live at the home of his uncle Dick Brockhouse, near Chapin. His education was secured in the district schools of Chapin and in Cass County, and he was reared a farm, remaining with his uncle and aunt until 1908, in which year he purchased 150 acres of land in township 17, range 10. He has labored assiduously in placing his land under a high state of cultivation and now has an attractive and valuable farm on which he raises large crops. His buildings are of substantial character and his machinery and equipment of the most up-to-date kind, and in all respects the property reflects the good management, thrift and business ability of its owner. In addition to general farming, Mr. Brockhouse engages in raising red and black hogs, and his ventures along both lines have been uniformly successful.

Mr. Brockhouse is unmarried. He is a Democrat in his political inclinations, and his fraternal connection is with the Modern Woodmen of America, his lodge being at Virginia.

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