Biography - WILLIAM MOHLENBROCK
Among the well known citizens of Jackson county was William Mohlenbrock,
who immigrated to the United States in 1859, coming directly to Illinois,
and located in Red Bud, Randolph county.
In 1861, loyal to his
adopted country, he enlisted in Company C, Ninth Illinois Volunteer
Infantry, and for four years did service in the army. In 1866 he settled at
Campbell Hill, and was here extensively engaged in mercantile pursuits until
his death, which occurred April 16, 1898. He was a man of great business
enterprise and judgment, and was largely influential in building up the
interests of the city, which he served as mayor several years. He founded
the milling company which bears his name, and took especial pride and
pleasure in advancing the cause of education, serving as an active and
valued member of the school board for many years. Fraternally he belonged to
the A. F. and A. M. and to the G. A. R.
He married while in Red Bud
Minna Kroemer, a daughter of Conrad Kroemer, a Randolph county farmer, and
to them were born nine children: Malte, Charles, Eva, Fortis, Eric, Haydee,
Osser, Herman and Ludwig. Charles and Eric are deceased.
Extracted 11 Nov 2018 by Norma Hass from 1912 A History of Southern Illinois, by George W. Smith, volume 3, page 1278.