was born at Holzminder, Braunschwieg, Gennany, July 2nd,1827. He emigrated to America in about the year 1852, landing at New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Bremer's first settlement in America was at Cape
Girardeau, Mo., where he lived for two years. He then removed to Carlinville, 111., and remained there six months,after which he went to Billsboro, 111. , where he lived one year. He then returned to Carlinville and lived there three years.
Mr. Bremer was a Shoe-maker by trade, but finding that his work did not agree with his health, he removed to a farm at East Fork, near Hillsboro, 111., where he remained aboutfour years, and then in 1863 came to Butler.
Henry Bremer was united in marriage at Hillsboro, 111. , Sept. 27th 1853 ,by J. T. Eccles Esq., with Miss Johannah Bremer, who was born March 18 Ji, 1829 in Equord, Hanover, Germany, and came to America a few months later than Henry Bremer. Though Mr. Bremer and his wife both bore the same names before marriage they do not know that there existed any relationship between them. They both united in Germany with the Lutheran Church. The children of Henry and Johannah Bremer are as follows:
Sophia, born at Carlinville 111., June 29th, 1855. Died January 16th, at Carlinville 111., 1861.
Louis, born July 12th, at Carlinville III., 1857. Was Confirmed in the Lutheran Church at Ware's Grove
near Butler 111., by Rev. John Hamilton, Pastor, in 1875.
Annie, born April 2nd, at Carlinville 111., 1859. Died August 25th, at Eutlcr 111., 1865.
Emma, born October 22nd, at East Fork 111., 1802. Died January 22nd, at Butler 111., 1873.
Minnie, born Dec. 7th, at Butler 111.. 1861. Died March 12th, at Butler 111., 1865.
Willie, born January 22nd, at Butler 111. 1865. Died at Butler. I1L, March 20th, 1866.
Henry, born at Butler 111., February 29th, 1866. Died at Butler 111., September 27th, 1861).
Charlie, born at Butler 111., April 5th, 188. Died at Butler 111., October 5th, 1869.
Lena, born at Butler 111., September 30th, 1870,
from the Semicentenarians of Butler Grove, pgs 48-49