MISCHLER, PHIL. - The social life of Springfield present delightful opportunities for the display of charming hospitality, and the leaders here are noted for their lavish entertaining. Mr. Mischler is one of the most popular men in Sangamon and adjoining counties, where he is so well and favorably known as buyer for the John Bressler Dry Goods Company, one of the largest companies of its kind in Illinois.
Mr. Mischler was born in Springfield, Ill., January 8, 1847, a son of Philip and Elizabeth Mischler. Mr. Mischler received an excellent education and business training, and since 1867 has discharged the duties of his responsible position in such a manner as to command the confidence of his employers, reflect credit upon his ability as a business man, and also to add to the prestige of his concern which he represents.
On May 8, 1877, Mr. Mischler was united in marriage with Susie E. Schick, at Mt. Pulaski, Ill. Three children have been born of this union: Agnes E., Helen V., and Frances M. Miss Agnes Mischler is recognized as one of the leaders in musical circles throughout Central Illinois. She has been most carefully trained in the best musical conservatories of Chicago and is making use of her talent by imparting instruction to pupils who come to her from the city and surrounding towns. Miss Mischler has entertained thousands who have listened delighted to her interpretation of the masters, and Springfield is very proud of her.
Mr. Mischler is a Democrat, is a member of Company C, Fifth Illinois National Guard, an enthusiastic member of the Knights of Columbus, Springfield Council No. 364, he is easily the leading spirit of his lodge. He is also a most liberal supporter of the Roman Catholic church, and is highly regarded in his congregation.
A tireless worker, and accustomed to come in contact with a large circle of business men, Mr. Mischler enjoys a wide acquaintanceship, and understands how to conduct the line of business in which he is engaged, and preserve the dignity of his position. Both he and his family stand among the foremost representatives of Springfield society, and have contributed their full share towards the development of present very desirable conditions.