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Below is a family biography included in The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois published by Biographical Publishing Co. in 1894.  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.

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HENRY BUSCHER resides in township 7, range 6, Randolph County, where he owns a good estate of finely improved land, which he devotes to diversified crops. The buildings that have been erected upon the estate are neat and substantial, sufficiently commodious for their respective uses, and include every necessary and convenient edifice. Mr. Buscher pursues his calling with zeal and intelligence, winning from the soil an abundant share of the various grains, and in this way is securing for himself and family all of the comforts of life.

A native of this county, our subject was born near Percy, September 10, 1858, and is the eldest son of William and Elizabeth (Rury) Buscher. His father was born in Germany, and came to America when a young man, locating in Chester, this county, where he worked for a time at his trade of a shoemaker. Later he followed farm pursuits, and owned a good estate near Percy, where he was residing at the time of his decease, November 28, 1892. His wife is still living and makes her home near Percy.

Henry Buscher, of this sketch, alternated his duties as a farmer’s lad with attendance at the district school, and when ready to choose a life work, became an agriculturist. He has pursued a course which has secured for him the hearty respect of all who know him, and has given him a good rank among the farmers of the county. In addition to raising the various grains, he has some fine stock on his place.

October 30, 1888, our subject and Miss Caroline Clamp were united in marriage. The parents of Mrs. Buscher, Daniel and Christina Clamp, died when she was three years of age. To them has been born one child, a son, Albert Edward. Mr. and Mrs. Buscher are members of the German Methodist Church, and are people of many pleasant and social qualities. Our subject possesses intelligent views on all subjects of general interest, particularly on political questions, and is an ardent supporter of the Republican party.

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This family biography is one of 679 biographies included in The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois published in 1894.  View the complete description here: The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois

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