HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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J.F. RICHTER, marble dealer, Petersburg; was born in Germany Oct. 15, 1834, and came to this country in 1849, locating in Richmond, Ind.; there he began the trade of a stone and marble cutter, remaining some three years, then went to Dayton, Ohio, where he finished his trade under the old, established firm of La Dow & Hamilton, which gives him the reputation he justly deserves of being a fine marble-worker; he followed his trade in Springfield, Ill., for a number of years; he established himself in the marble business at Petersburg in 1878, and is now prepared to do as fine work at as reasonable rates as any one in Central Illinois. He has married twice, first to Miss Mary Abbott, of Dayton, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1858; she died at Lincoln, Ill., in 1866, leaving two children; his second wife was a sister of his first wife; they were married in August, 1871, by whom he has one child.


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