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William W. Seibert

SEIBERT, William W., who is successfully engaged in the real-estate and insurance business in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Washington, County, Md., on December 7, 1846, a son of John Seibert, a native of the same State, who was a farmer by occupation. The subject of this sketch received his youthful education in the public schools of his native State and came to Bushnell in 1868. In this vicinity he was engaged in agricultural pursuits for two years, after which he went into the grocery business, in which he continued twenty-one years, and then sold out to Martin West. He was also associated in the grocery business with A. T. McDowell. After disposing of his grocery interests Mr. Seibert took up the real-estate and life insurance business, to which he has since devoted his attention. He deals in city property, farming property, and Southern and Western lands, and has a fine patronage. The ability of Mr. Seibert in this field of effort is widely recognized.

On October 12, 1873, Mr. Seibert was united in marriage with Ora McDowell, a native of Indiana. They have a daughter, Bessie M. In politics, Mr. Seibert is a Republican, and fraternally is identified with 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, page 1000, extracted 30 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass.

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