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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 728

DEDERICH AMERKAMP, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 6; P.O. Greenview; was born in Hanover, Germany, Oct. 3, 1817. He passed his youth and early manhood in his native country, working on a farm and attending school. In 1843, he was united in marriage with Mary Ottman. From this union there were four children - Harmon, Annie K., Catharine M. and Eliza M. All are married, and live in Menard Co. In 1860, he emigrated to the United States, and located in Greenview Precinct, Menard Co., Ill., where he has since resided, and owns 500 acres of nicely improved land, which he has obtained by close attention to business, combined with honesty and industry. He was again married Oct. 29, 1860; this time to Mary Wansing, a native of Germany, and a most estimable lady. Mr. Amerkamp is one of the most intelligent and influential men in the county.

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