Heinrich D. Eggers
Heinrich D. Eggers is the son of
Heinrich and Augusta (Halfast) Eggers, of Hanover Germany, where our
subject was born December 1, 1817, and where he attended school
until fourteen years old; he then worked several years with his
father cutting timber, and then served nine years in the army under the King of
Hanover. In 1846, the family came to America, locating in Chicago.
In 1848, our subject purchased 163 acres of wild land on section no.
8, this township, which he put under cultivation, and on which he
built a fine frame house. In the fall of 1849 he married Amelia
Vater, a native of Germany, and to this union were born four
children-Henry, Frederick, Augusta and Frederica. Although a general
farmer, he gave some attention to housing ice, and soon formed a
company who erected one of the largest ice houses in the county, its capacity being 18,000
tons. Mr. Eggers is a Republican and has been four times elected
Constable; he and his wife are members of the German Lutheran
Church, and are highly esteemed in the community in which they live.
Source- Counties of Porter and Lake,
Submitted By Kathy Huish for Greg Hoppe
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