Transcribed by Mary Ann Kaylor
NORDMEYER, JOHN A. (deceased), an industrious and useful citizen of Springfield, where he had lived about eleven years at the time of his death, was a native of Germany, born in 1854, son of John A. and Sarah (Metz) Nordmeyer, both natives of Germany. The parents emigrated to the United States and secured a farm in the State of Indiana. There John A. Nordmeyer, Jr., subject of this sketch, spent his boyhood and attended the public school. He afterward worked with his father on the home farm until learning the trade of shoe-maker, which he followed many years in Springfield.
Mr. Nordmeyer was a good workman, industrious and thrifty, and secured a good standing among the people with whom he was associated, on account of his many good qualities of mind and heart. He was a small boy at the time his parents brought him to America. He was a devout member of the Catholic Church and in politics was a Democrat. Mr. Nordmeyer was in the prime of life at the time of his demise, having been married but a few years, and his death came as a shock to his many friends. He passed away February 6, 1895, at his home in Springfield, and his remains were interred in Calvary Cemetery.
The marriage of Mr. Nordmeyer took place at Springfield, May 10, 1891, when he was united with Miss Annie Sunderman, born September 10, 1864, in Riverton, Sangamon County, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Schaffer) Sunderman, natives of Germany. Mr. Sunderman and his wife were early settlers near Riverton and secured a farm there. Her death occurred in 1891 and her husband died three years later, both being buried in Calvary Cemetery. Two daughters were born to Mr. Nordmeyer and his wife, Grace and Blanch, twins born in Springfield, October 5, 1894, living with their mother in the pretty home at 1307 North Eighth Street.