"Schechter, Andrew. Farmer; Sec. 30; P.O. Oregon; owns 286 acres; probable valuation, $14,300; Mr. Schechter was born Aug. 12, 1819 in Washington Co., Md., and came to Ogle Co. Aug. 17, 1845, and settled in Rockvale, where he now resides. He was married twice, his first wife, Wilhelmina (daughter of Wm. Yountz) was born Aug 26. 1821, died Oct 26, 1849, in this township; on the 10th of July, 1851, he was married to Sarah A., daughter of Michael Seyster, of Oregon Twp., Ogle Co.; she was born Jan. 7, 1828; they have four children -- named Caroline, born May 13, 1845, Susan, born April 4, 1849, Andrew B., born Nov. 13, 1856, and Jacob B., born May 13, 1829. Mr. Schechter is a Democrat, and was School director for about twenty years, Township Assessor for six and a half years, Supervisor two years, Vice President of the Ogle Co, Agriculture Society in 1870, and is also a member of Master Masons; Mrs. Schechter is a member of the church of the Disciples.