George Brecher was born in Groveland, Ill., December 6, 1856, and received his education in the public schools. He is a son of Jacob and Katherine (Gable) Brecher, who were born
in Germany, the father in Darmstadt, in 1816, and the mother, in 1815.
After attaining his majority George Brecher purchased a farm on Section 20, Groveland Township, where he has since resided. He owns 192 acres of good land, his homestead including a comfortable and commodious residence. In all respects Mr. Brecher is an upright and progressive citizen. Politically he is a Republican, and at one time held the office of School Director. He is a member of the United Evangelical Church, and socially belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America.
In September, 1888, Mr. Brecher was united in marriage, at Groveland, to Miss Elizabeth Ramige (born in Groveland, December 2, 1861), and of this union five children were born:
Justine, Clara, Franklin, Louise and Daniel, the last named being deceased.
Jacob Brecher, the father of our subject, came to the United States in 1841, and located near Lyon. N. Y., where he remained a few years and then removed to Illinois, settling in Cook County. In 1848 he located at Peoria, residing there until 1856, when he came to Groveland Township and purchased a farm on Section 19. This he subsequently sold and settled on another homestead of about 160 acres in Section 20 where he remained until his death, which occurred in 1884; his wife survived him until 1900.
The parents of Mrs. Brecher were Frederick and Anna Maria (Ellis) Ramige. The father was born near Lyon. N. Y., and came to Illinois at an early date, locating in Groveland Township, on Section 21 where he has resided for the past thirty-five years, and is regarded as one of the successful farmers of that locality.
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