EDWARD F. NIEMANN, one of the progressive and successful business men of Mount Olive, Macoupin County, member of the well known and enterprising firm of Niemann Brothers, dealers in building lumber, sash, doors, blinds, shingles, lath, builders' supplies, lime, cement, plaster, hair, etc., was born in Mount Olive, March 26, 1864. He is a son of the late prominent citizen, John C. Niemann and Anna (Stullken) Niemann, the latter of whom still resides in Mount Olive.
Mr. Niemann received an excellent common school education and assisted his father in his agricultural enterprises prior to embarking in his present business in 1896, in association with his brother, William L. Niemann, of whom a sketch will be found in this volume. The business has been constantly expanded until this firm has grown to be the largest of its kind in the county. Its success has been partly on account of the demand of the public for thoroughly reliable goods and partly through the energy and progressive methods which characterize the management.
In 1897 Mr. Niemann was married to Anna Remmert, who is a daughter of the late Henry Remmert, of Mount Olive. They have one child, Lonieda, born March 6, 1898. Mr. Niemann, like his late father, and other members of the family, is a member of the Lutheran Church. He is deeply interest in the development of his section and is prominent in all public spirited enterprises. The Niemann family has long been one of the wealthiest and most prominent in the southeastern section of the county.