Andrew Heilmann, contractor anti builder, Pekin, Ill., is a native of Germany, born in 1850, being the son of George and Christine (Rodenhaus) Heilmann, both of whom were also born in the Fatherland. When sixteen years old, Mr. Heilmann decided to try his fortune in the New World, and in 1866 emigrated to the United States, locating in Pekin. Having received his early education in the common schools of his native country, upon arriving at his destination he followed the carpenter’s trade, and devoted his attention so closely to this line of work, that at present, in connection with Mr. Zimmer, he is conducting one of the leading contracting and building enterprises of his adopted city.
Mr. Heilmann was married at Pekin, in 1874, to Miss. Barbara M. Sackenreuther, and of this union six children have been born: Rosa, Lizzie, Mamie, Minnie, Maggie (deceased), and Martha. He is a member of St. Paul’s Church, and. in politics, is an active member of the Republican party, having served two terms as Alderman of the Fourth Ward.
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