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The subject of this sketch was born in Johnson County, Tennessee, September 19, 1852. He continued to reside in the County of his birth till he was fourteen years old, when he went to Indiana, where he resided till the time of his coming to Missouri. His education was received in Indiana, and lie followed the occupation of tilling the soil after leaving school. On coining to Daviess County, Mr. Eggers again engaged in farming, in which he continued steadily until the spring of 1875. At that time he became possessed of a desire to see the great western country, and accordingly made a tour of some magnitude in the wilds of the West, visiting Montana, Washington Territory, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, and numerous places of the mountainous west. The last place he visited was his old hone and birthplace in Tennessee, where lie remained till the spring of 1881. He then returned to this County and settled down, and owns a nicely improved farm of 140 acres in Liberty township, well located, and adapted to the business of stock-raising, having two splendid wells of never-failing water.
Mr. Eggers was married, in Daviess County, November 23, 1871, to Miss Christina Myers. They have had three children,, one of whom, Elmore T., is still living, the date of his birth being October 6, 1874. Albert, the oldest child, born November 26, 1872, died on the 12th of February, 1874; Abner, who was born August 20, 1881, died on the 26th of the same month, living scarcely long enough to be Christened by his loving parents, before he was taken from them by the unrelenting hand of Death, the grim reaper who spares not even the unoffending infant.