Biography of Eber Cordes
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Eber Cordes, farmer, is a native of Prussia, born in the year 1827. His parents, Anthony and Elizabeth (Platte) Cordes, emigrated to America and loeated in this county in 1836. Mr. Cordes is a substantial representative of the advantage every man may derive from the privileges afforded by our form of government. Places of power are but accidents, while the rights of citizenship and landholder may accrue to every individual, no matter how humble. Mr. Cordes owns a tract of 300 acres of land, and is justly held in high esteem. He was married in 1853 to Elizabeth Schlick, born in Prussia in 1837. She died in 1857, leaving one child, Joseph P. Mr. Cordes was married in 1858 to Thersa Berles, a native of Prussia, born April 4, 1838. They have nine children, Mary A. (Mrs. Anthony (Hammersmith), Anna F., Edward P., Julia L., Caroline T., Henry N., Clement J., Anthony W. and Louis F. They lost one son, Richard.

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