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George L. Weirather

WEIRATHER, George L., proprietor of a flourishing milling establishment in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Fulton County, Ill., in 1869, and there attended the common school in his neighborhood. He is a son of Ferdinand Weirather, a mechanic by occupation, who was a native of Germany, and Natalia (Weidensee) Weirather, who was also of German birth. Mr. Weirather came to McDonough County in 1894. For two years he was engaged in the ice business, and then commenced learning the milling business. In July, 1903, he leased the mill previously conducted by Nagle Brothers, where he does all kinds of milling in hard spring and native wheat, together with grinding corn, etc. The mill, which is of 100 barrels capacity, and located on both the railroad lines here, is equipped with all facilities for successful operation, and handles large quantities of feed. Under the careful and diligent management of Mr. Weirather, its patronage is constantly increasing. The subject of this sketch was married in October, 1891, to Anna Albrecht, who was born in McDonough County.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1039, extracted 26 Oct 2020 by Norma Hass.

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