Andrew C. Rosentreter, a popular young business man of Carlinville, was born in this city February 10, 1885, and has become an acknowledged factor in commercial circles of a community where he has been known from his boyhood. He is a descendant of a worthy German ancestry, his parents being Andrew and Rosa (Schultz) Rosentreter, both of whom were born in Germany. The father grew to maturity in the old country and engaged in farming; but believing that conditions were more favorable in America, he emigrated to this country and for two years rented land in Brushy Mound township, Macoupin county. He then moved to Carlinville township, where he now lives, in the successful pursuit of a calling with which he has been closely identified since his youth.
Mr. Rosentreter of this sketch was reared in a family of ten children and was early taught lessons of industry and perseverance which assisted very materially in the formation of his character. he attended the district schools and also the public schools of Carlinville and carried his studies further at Springfield, Illinois, where he pursued a course in the Illinois Business College. After returning from this institution he assisted his father for two years on the home farm and then came to Carlinville, associating with W. A. Green in the confectionery and ice cream business. They continued together until August 3, 1911, when Mr. Rosentreter purchased the interest of his partner, and has since conducted the business in his own name. He is a man of good taste and his establishment is one of the most attractive of the kind in the city. As the result of his careful attention to the wants of customers he enjoys a large and lucrative patronage.
Fraternally Mr. Rosentreter is a valued member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Knights of Columbus. Politically he is an earnest advocate of the principles of the democratic party and is now serving as tax collector of Carlinville township. his religious belief is indicated by membership in the Roman Catholic Church. As a youth he was imbued with the worthy ambition to gain an honorable standing among his fellow men and, although he is now only twenty-sic years of age, he finds himself at the head of a business which gives every promise of steady development. His many friends confidently prophesy for him continued progress.