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Biography of Henry T. Schumacher

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Henry T. Schumacher has been one of the strong and resourceful members of the Champaign County bar for the past thirteen years. He has built up a large and profitable general clientage and his name and reputation are gradually being extended all over the judicial district and the eastern section of the State. Mr. Schumacher is a native of Illinois, born at LaRose in Marshall County, July 11, 1879. His parents, Adolph and Hannah (Steinke) Schumacher, were both natives of Germany. Adolph Schumacher came to America about 1858, locating in Marshall County, Illinois. For two or three years he lived in the city of Henry, but then removed to LaRose and was one of the very first to locate in that vicinity. He spent his active career as a farmer and died there in January, 1908. The widowed mother still lives at LaRose. Of their four children one died in infancy. Alvina, the wife of Edward Rechlin, lives at LaRose, Illinois. Louise is the widow of Conrad Henn.

The fourth in order of birth, Henry T. Schumacher, grew up on his father’ farm and his early environment was the rural section of a prosperous Illinois community. In 1899, after completing the work of the common schools in his native locality, he spent two years in the University of Illinois. He then entered the law department of that university and was graduated in 1904 LL. B. Since then Mr. Schumacher has been in active practice at Champaign.

He is a Republican and has been interested to a considerable extent in politics, though not in such a way as to interfere with his profession. He is now serving as law clerk to the House of Representatives at Springfield. He is a member of the Masonic order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and he and his family are Presbyterians.

He married Miss Minnie Nuckolls, a native of Sangamon County, Illinois. They have four children: J. Willis, Margaret, Henry N., and Elizabeth.


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