HIERMAN, THEODORE E., farmer and stockman, actively engaged in the operation of his fine farm of 274 acres near the bluffs northeast of Meredosia village, was born on his father's farm in Cass County, Ill., July 1, 1862, the son of Bernard and Mary (Seigemeyer) Hierman, both natives of Germany. The father was a painter by trade and first settled in Beardstown, where he followed that occupation, but subsequently engaged in farming.
Theodore Hierman received his education in the schools of Cass County, and was married March 16, 1887, to Lucinda Hackman, daughter of William and Elizabeth Hackman, farmers in Cass County. Of this marriage two children were born, viz.: Aldo and Laverna. After his marriage Theodore Hierman moved to the farm where he now lives. It was at that time the property of his wife's father, who died January 31, 1905, his wife following a few days later, February 16, 1905-the couple having lived together for sixty years. At their death the farm was inherited by Mrs. Hierman. Mr. and Mrs. Hierman are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and attend the McKendree Chapel near their home, of which Mr. Hierman was Sunday-school Superintendent. In politics he is a Republican and for two terms was a Director on the School Board. Fraternally, he is a member of the Court of Honor.