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Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company

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ANDREW HUBER. Commercial life throughout America has been stimulated and invigorated by assimilating to itself the versatility, energy and enthusiasm for the Gaelic race. Descendants of this race are everywhere found to be successful farmers, merchants and dealers in various branches of business. Andrew Huber is the leading business man of the city of Bunker Hill. His is the best business house in the town, centrally located at the southeast corner of Washington and Warren Streets. He is a dealer in dry goods, clothing, men's furnishings goods, boots and shoes, hats and caps, millinery, carpets, etc. The magnitude of his business may be estimated when it is known that his income is upwards of $20,000 annually and that in outside business, such as dealing in grain, wool, apples and as a manufacturer of barrels, he does an annual business of $75,000. He is a hard working man and wrapped up in his commercial pursuits.

Mr. Huber was born in New Orleans, La., November 2, 1856, where he lived with his parents until 1878, being educated in the Mound City College. His life has for the most part been spent in this part of Illinois. He went into business for himself in 1880 and has maintained his position at the present stand since 1884. He is a practical, far seeing business man, one to whom the interests of the town are pre-eminently important - helpful in every way.

Our subject was married to Miss Augusta Fahrenkrog, November 23, 1882, in Bunker Hill. This lady was born in Madison County, Ill., January 6, 1865, and was reared and educated in Bunker Hill. Naturally attractive and by virtue of her husband's high position as a leading merchant of the city, she takes her place as a leader of society and their home is the center of the best life, socially and intellectually, of the community. Mr. and Mrs. Huber attend and are members of the Lutheran Church. They are the proud parents of three daughters - Clara E., Ettie F. and Bertha L.

Scarcely a project has been inaugurated in the city in which Mr. Huber has not been a leading spirit. He has been City Treasurer for some time, for two years a member of the City Council, Vice President and Director of the Building Association, Director and President of the Bunker Hill Nail Company, Treasurer of the Bunker Hill Fire Company, and is also proprietor of the Huber Opera House, which is over his store. Such men as these give us our reputation abroad as being the most energetic and far seeing business men of the world.

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