HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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MICHAEL WITTINGER, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Tallula; was born in Wurtemberg, Gemany, Feb. 14, 1823; he came to this country in 1842, locating in Cass Co., where he began as a farm laborer; in 1849, he, like many others, was taken with the California fever and left for the gold fields; he spent some fourteen months in mining and was quite successful; he returned and bought a piece of land and engaged in farming, where he now resides; he now owns 360 acres of fine land; he is one of the well-to-do farmers of the county. He married Miss Anna Heabig, of Cass Col, Ill., Nov. 2, 1865; she was born in Hessin, Germany, Nov. 12, 1840; they have four children - Amelia E., Anna K., Rosa M. and Julia S.


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