My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

VAHLE, F. G., dry goods, groceries, queensware, flour and feed, merchant tailor, and saloon, corner 8th and Adams streets; was born near Herford, Regierungs-bezirk Preus-Minden, Europe, March 28, 1846; emigrated to America, landing at Baltimore, Md., 1862, coming direct to Quincy, Ill.; married Anna Maria Wollbrink, in Quincy, April 12, 1868. She was born near Herford, Westphalia, Europe, June 14, 1851; came to America with her parents in 1852, coming direct to Quincy via New Orleans. Five children: Anna Frederika Louise, born Feb. 16, 1869; Johan Herman August, born Feb. 8, 1871; Anna F. S., born April 28, 1873; Oscar, born March 13, 1875, and Wilhelm Heinrich, born Sept. 19, 1877. He took a position as clerk and cutter in F. W. Schaffer’s store in 1872, where he remained three years and two months; then bought house and lot on corner of Adams and 8th streets, on which at that time was located a small dwelling, which he had removed and built on it the present large store. Religion, Lutheran, Is a member of the Protestant Orphan and Benevolent Association, Marquette Lodge No. 36, I. O. O. F., Quincy Grove No. 21, U. A. O. D., and Humboldt Lodge No. 61, A. O.U. W.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

View additional Adams County, Illinois family biographies here: Adams County, Illinois Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.