Bernard Eisele, Supervisor of Groveland Township, was born in Baden, Germany, June 3, 1853, and came to Tazewell County in June 1869. His parents, Casper and Mary Ann (Bisser) Eisele, were born in Germany, the former at Baden, January 4, 1810, and the latter in 1814. The mother died in 1875, and the father, in 1895.
The boy obtained his early education in the public schools of his native town, and at an early age began earning his own living. After his marriage he purchased a farm on Section 15, Groveland Township, where he now resides, being proprietor of 360 acres of good land, the cultivation and improvement of which he has made an unqualified success.
In religion Mr. Eisele is identified with the Lutheran Church, and politically is affiliated with the Democratic party, having been an active worker in the interests of that organization. He has served as Electoral Supervisor for three terms, and also holds the position of School Trustee, to which he has been elected several times.
On May 14, 1878, Mr. Eisele was married, in Groveland Township, to Miss Elizabeth Freidinger, born September 20, 1855, and they have five children: Adolph M., Carl Henry, John G., Frank Jacob, and Gertrude Katherina. The parents of Mrs. Eisele were John M. and Elizabeth (Sandmier) Freidinger. Mr. Freidinger located at Peoria in 1845 and resided there until 1854, removing, in the latter year, to Groveland, Tazewell County, where he purchased a farm upon which he passed the remainder of his days.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1000