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Joseph Pennartz

PENNARTZ, Joseph, who is successfully operating a grocery and meat-market in Macomb, Ill., was born in Franklin County, Iowa, November 16, 1869. His father and mother, Henry and Dora (Hipp) Pennartz, were natives of Germany. Joseph Pennartz was the eldest of four children born to his parents. With them he came to Macomb, and at the age of ten years began working on the farm. He also worked two years in a brick yard. He was afterward employed for seventeen years by Mr. Hainline, in connection with the "Macomb Journal." In the spring of 1903 he went into partnership with Ray Brooking in the grocery line. On January 1, 1905, he sold out to his partner and bought the grocery and meat business of Stephen & Moon. He has a fine trade and handles all kinds of fresh and salt meats, together with a complete stock of groceries, canned goods, etc. He has displayed good business qualities in his recent venture and is regarded as likely to attain still greater success.

On September 16, 1897, Mr. Pennartz was married to Maude S. Hiatt, who was born and educated in Industry, McDonough County. In his political views he is a Republican.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 976, extracted 17 Mar 2020 by Norma Hass.

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