Biography - Frederick Doehring

FREDERICK DOEHRING. The owner of the farm located on section 36, of Richland Township, is a most loyal and appreciative German-American citizen. Full of energy and vitality Mr. Doehring has not allowed himself to be distanced in his agricultural efforts by any of his neighbors. He was born in Germany, September 21, 1821, and he has now arrived at a point where he can look back upon the changes of his own life in relation to the changes that, as a whole, have taken place during nearly three-quarters of a century. He was reared on a farm in his native land and there remained until he was twenty-three years of age when he came to America. He landed in New York and from there went to Ohio.
The Bohemian spirit seemed to have possessed our subject at this period of his life, for from Ohio, he removed in quick succession to Kentucky, Indiana, remaining a while in St. Louis, Mo., thence came to Madison County, this State, where he settled and began the serious business of life, remaining there twenty-six years, during which time he was engaged in the business of farming. In the Spring of 1869 he came to Shelby County and settled in Richland Township, where he has ever since been a resident, and to which he has given the efforts and results of his mature and ripened years.
Mr. Doehring has erected a good set of buildings upon his farm which comprises three hundred and twenty acres. He was married in Madison County, this State, about 1848, to Dora Brockmeier, who was born in Germany. By her he became the father of six children, three of whom are living. They are Frederick, Herman and Dora, all names that are associated with some of the greatest productions in German literature. The daughter is now the wife of Lewis Miller.
Mrs. Dora Doehring died January 11, 1889. She was a good and capable housewife, a tender helpmate and fond mother, ambitious for her children, and self-sacrificing to any degree that they might have every advantage. What better eulogy can we give the mother than that she made home pleasant? Mr. Doehring has always followed the calling of farming, in which he has been reasonably successful. In his political relations he is a Democrat, believing that that party works more for the interest and advantages of the people at huge than any other.
Mr. Doehring has filled several public offices in the township gift. While in Madison County he held the office of Supervisor for one year, and discharged its duties satisfactorily to its constituents. He, with his family, is a member of the Lutheran Church. The farm upon which he at present lives bears evidence of careful attention, thoroughly well cultivated, its buildings are in excellent order and our subject's home residence is the epitome of comfort and neatness, he is a good man and a good citizen.

Extracted 07 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1891 Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties Illinois, page 200.

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