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Frederick William Plassmann

PLASSMANN, Frederick William, a thrifty and progressive farmer in Chalmers Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in that township, February 23, 1868. His father was August Plassmann, a native of Germany. Frederick W. Plassmann is the fifth of a family of eight children, and was born on the paternal farm. In boyhood the subject of this sketch received his education in the public schools in hls vicinity and remained with his parents until he reached the age of twenty-four years. He then commenced farming for himself in that township, and operated farms on shares for eight years. At the end of this period he bought a farm of forty acres in Section 22, Chalmers Township, which he has worked ever since. Besides his own place, he cultivates ninety-four acres of rented land.

On November 22, 1892, Mr. Plassmann was united in marriage with Annie Brall, who was born in Macomb, where she obtained a public school training. The names of the four children resulting from this union are as follows: Virginia, Otto August, Erma and Charlotte. In religious devotion, Mr. Plassmann joins with the brethren of the Lutheran Church. As to political issues he stands on the Democratic platform, and his fraternal relations are with the M. W. A.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 980, extracted 17 Mar 2020 by Norma Hass.

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