Although a young man Carl L. Kaeseman, of Staunton, has made rapid advancement in the business world and bids fair to gain an established reputation in commercial circles of Macoupin county. he is a native of this city and was born March 17, 1889, a son of J.C. and Amanda (Fritz) Kaeseman. The father was born at Oberdorla, Germany, April 7, 1862, and came to America at the age of eighteen years, locating at Staunton, Illinois. He worked in the mines for a time and then entered the employ of F. R. Fritz, his father-in-law, who was proprietor of a hardware store in the city. Subsequently Mr. Kaeseman purchased the business in which he has ever since been successfully engaged. He and his wife are the parents of seven children, namely: Fred, deceased; Carl L., of this review; Anna, who married Elmer Cherry, of Staunton; Otilla and Cordella, twins, both of whom are at home; Oscar, deceased; and Elmer, who is at home.
Mr. Kaeseman of this sketch received excellent advantages of education in the public schools of Staunton and after leaving school became connected with his father in business and in 1909 was admitted as a partner in the firm. They carry a complete line of hardware and own the commodious building in which the business is conducted. They also have other interests in Staunton and are numbered among the prosperous business men of the city.
On the 6th of July, 1908, Mr. Kaeseman was married to Miss Ella Hunsinger and they have two children, Oscar and Margaret. Mr. Kaeseman gives his political support to the democratic party and his religious belief is indicated by membership in the Lutheran church. He is also an active member of the lodge of Modern Woodmen of America of Staunton. He possesses a pleasing address and good business judgment and, being governed by a worthy ambition to win an honored name for himself, there is scarcely a doubt that as the years pass he will be called upon to assume larger responsibilities. He is entirely straightforward in his business dealings and has thus earned the respect in which he is held by his associates.