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Heinrich D. Eggers
Heinrich D. Eggers is the son of Heinrich and Augusta (Halfast) Eggers, of Hanover Germany, where our subject was born December 1, 1817, and where he attended school until fourteen years old; he then worked several years with his father cutting timber, and then served nine years in the army under the King of Hanover. In 1846, the family came to America, locating in Chicago. In 1848, our subject purchased 163 acres of wild land on section no. 8, this township, which he put under cultivation, and on which he built a fine frame house. In the fall of 1849 he married Amelia Vater, a native of Germany, and to this union were born four children-Henry, Frederick, Augusta and Frederica. Although a general farmer, he gave some attention to housing ice, and soon formed a company who erected one of the largest ice houses in the county, its capacity being 18,000 tons. Mr. Eggers is a Republican and has been four times elected Constable; he and his wife are members of the German Lutheran Church, and are highly esteemed in the community in which they live.
Source- Counties of Porter and Lake, 1882.
Submitted By Kathy Huish for Greg Hoppe (descendant)
email- anolelady@aol.com at ghoppe@ix.netcom.com