GRAMPP, Frank, who is well known as the efficient manager of a successful poultry house in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Manack, Ill., in 1875. Of his progenitors no record is available. After receiving his early education in the public schools he went into the poultry business at Princeton, Ill., where he was thus engaged for twenty years. In June, 1904, he moved to Bushnell and took charge of the Pride and Simaler Company's poultry house. The work of the Pride and Simaler Company consists in dressing poultry, handling dressed poultry in car lots, and buying and selling considerable quantities of butter and eggs. A cold-storage plant is connected with the concern, and the company furnishes employment for a force ranging from twenty-five to 100 men. Under the direction of the subject of this sketch the business is flourishing, and constantly attaining larger proportions.
Mr. Grampp was married, in 1899, to Alverta Hamilton, who was born in Peoria County, Ill., and one child is the fruit of this union, namely: Francis Gilbert. In fraternal circles, Mr. Grampp is affiliated with the Mystic Workers and the I. O. O. F.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 887-888, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.
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