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CHRISTIAN ANDRES, agent for the Chicago & Rock Island Railroad and dealer in all kinds of grain, was born in Germany. November 11, 1834. He came to the United States in 1852. and the same year settled in Bremen Township. Here he followed agriculture until 1865, when he was engaged in merchandising at New Bremen until 1880, at which date he took charge of the business of the above railroad. In 1815 he erected an elevator in the village, with a capacity of 16,000 bushels of grain. He has been Postmaster ten years. Justice of the Peace one term. Town Clerk about four years, Assessor two years. and is the present notary public, lie is a member of Cabinet Lodge. No. 716, F. & A. M. of Blue Island. In 1858 he married Miss Lizzie Stephan, a native of Germany. They have six children - Adam, Henry C., Katie, Lizzie, Christian Jr. and John.

FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.