FEUERBACH, JOHN (deceased). - The older residents of Springfield, Ill., will remember John Feuerbach, a prominent German-American citizen, who after many years passed in agricultural pursuits, retired from active life and spent his last years living in the Capital City. Mr. Feuerbach was born in Germany in 1844, a son of Jacob and Lena Feuerbach, natives of the Fatherland, who came to the United States in early days and located near Evansville, Ind., where they spent their lives in farming. They had a family of four children, and the others beside John, were Jacob and Michael Feuerbach and Mrs. Lena Schimmelmann, now residents of Evansville.
John Feuerbach started his education in the schools of Germany, and completed it in Evansville, Ind., as soon as he was old enough to begin working on the home farm. On reaching his majority, he engaged in farming on his own account in Indiana, and in 1886, came to Sangamon County, Ill., where he commenced framing, but after two years sold his land locating in Springfield, purchased the home on South Eleventh Street, where mrs. Feuerbach now resides. Here he was living at the time of his death, in 1896. Mrs. Feuerbach has five acres and the house is located at No. 1902 South Eleventh Street, the old family home. Mr. Feuerbach was a Republican in politics, and an upright, exemplary citizen.
On August 18, 1868, Mr. Feuerbach was married at Evansville, Ind., to Elizabeth Lohman, who was born in Evansville, July 1, 1852, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Kauplancer) Lohman, natives of Germany, who came to America at an early date and settled near Evansville, where they followed agricultural pursuits until their death. There were six children in their family, of whom Elizabeth became the wife of Mr. Feuerbach; Mrs. Lena Spausban is living in Rockwell, Tex.; George Lohman is a resident of Springfield, and three are deceased. One of Mrs. Feuerbach's brothers, John, who is now deceased, served as a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War.
There were sixteen children in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Feuerbach, of whom seven are now living, as follows: John L., a farmer of Sangamon County; Elizabeth, who is the widow of Oscar Bowman, residing in Divernon, Ill.; Lulu, who married George Cantrell, of Springfield; Henry, how is a resident of Hannibal Mo.; Christopher, who lives at home with his mother; Frank, who is in the employ of Schnepp & Barnes, of Springfield, and Mary who married William H. Kuder, has six children, and they all reside with Mrs. Feuerbach, Mr. Kuder being the proprietor of a dairy. Mrs. Feuerbach has sixteen grandchildren.