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Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.

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DEICHMANN, GEORGE . - This well known farmer and old time resident of Cass County, Ill., is of German nativity, his birth having taken place in Hesse, Prussia, Germany, in November, 1849. His parents were Conrad and Mena (Miller) Deichmann, both of whom passed away in the Fatherland. In 1867 George Deichmann emigrated from the old country to America, and arriving at Beardstown, Ill., started to work on different farms by the month. In this occupation he has ever since continued, through industry, energy and economy building up for himself a competency on which to depend in advancing years, and a reputation for honesty, sobriety and upright dealing that have made him generally respected as a useful and valuable member of the community.

On May 8, 1872, Mr. Deichmann was united in marriage with Catherine Ulrich, who was born in Cass County, Ill., and after his marriage he acquired a farm of sixty acres of land lying northwest of Beardstown. Here he carried on general farming for sixteen years, at the end of which period he disposed of the property and rented land at Beardstown. Subsequently he moved and rented another piece of and which he farmed six years. On leaving this locality Mr. Deichmann purchased 160 acres in township 18, range 11, which he used mainly for stock raising. Fourteen years later he disposed of this and bought eighty acres in township 18, range 10. On the last tract he has cultivated fine crops of grain, having also built a new dwelling and all other buildings necessary to a well equipped farm. Besides general farming he is successfully engaged in raising cattle and hogs, but a large part of the land is rented out.

Mr. and Mrs. Deichmann have three children, namely: Elizabeth (Mrs. Louis Daur), of township 18, range 10, Cass County; Minnie (Mrs. Charles Schall), of the same township; and Louis, who is located in Virginia. The religious connection of Mr. Deichmann is with the Lutheran church. In politics he is an Independent Democrat.

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