HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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HARMON WARNSING, farmer; P.O. Greenview. Prominent among the stanch menof the county, who have crossed the ocean from the "Fatherland" and have grown up and thoroughly identified themselves with t he interests of this county, is Harmon Warnsing, who was born in Badbergen, Kreisant, Bersenbeiick, Kingdom of Hanover, in Germany, Jan. 14, 1839; he is a son of George Frederick Warnsing and Margaretti Ottmann; at the age of 14 years, Harmon took leave of his home and friends to seek his fortune in the land across the sea, and, arriving at New Orleans, he came to this county, where his uncle John Marbold, lived, and for whom he worked by the month; he also worked for Charles Montgomery; in the winter of 1855, he attended the Lutheran College at Springfield, and, upon his return, began improving some land he had purchased near Salt Creek; in 1859, returned to Germany, where he remained fifteen months, and, while there, was united in marriage to Maria Liideling, who was born Dec. 29, 1836; Aug. 21, 1860, is the date of their marriage. Returning the same year with his bride, he located on the land he had purchased, upon which he remained until the spring of 1872, when he moved t the place he now occupies; he has been successful in his business and now is owner of 1,920 acres of land, 1,650 acres of which are improved. He has not taken much interest in political matters, but was elected County Commissioner one term on the Democratic ticket; he has two children - George, born Oct. 5, 1863; Emilie, Jan. 27, 1862.


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