DEITRICK, GEORGE, farmer and County Commissioner of Morgan County, was born on his father's farm one mile south of Concord, Ill., where he now resides, March 22, 1859, the son of Daniel and Matilda (Rentschler) Deitrick. (A detailed sketch of his father's life appears elsewhere.) After attending the common schools, he entered Illinois College, where he continued his studies until the middle of the sophomore year. Since the completion of his education he has resided on the home farm, and has been his father's direct representative and manager. Like his father, he has always exhibited a deep interest in those matters which pertain to the welfare of the public. A strong and active Republican, he was elected County Commissioner in the fall of 1904 by a majority of 735 and now occupies that office. He has also served as School Director, and is now a Trustee of Concord cemetery. Fraternally he is a member of Lodge No. 3236, Modern Woodmen, of America, of Concord. On October 16, 1889, he was united in marriage with Frances E., daughter of Edwin and Sarah j. (Hills) Hayden, and they have four children: Daniel, Hester, Sarah and Edwin.
Mr. Deitrick is one of the representative men of the younger generation in Morgan County, and enjoys the esteem of his fellow citizens to an unusual degree. He is public spirited and progressive, and does everything in his power to assist in the development of the community, promoting all its best interests by advice, counsel and contributions of his means. He is a firm believer in good roads, good bridges and improved public utilities generally, and his influence upon public affairs is for the best.