Henry Kuhfuss was born in Westphalia, Germany, March 9, 1836, and came to the United States in 1857, locating first in Bloomington, Ill., where he was employed by the month. Later he purchased a farm east of Bloomington, which he afterward traded for the farm on which he now lives, consisting of 320 acres located in Section 1, Little Mackinaw Township. Besides his home farm he owns 208 acres in other sections. He has a fine homestead, including a substantial residence and commodious out-buildings, and has been very successful as a farmer and stock-raiser. He has fined the position of School Director for several years. In religious belief Mr. Kuhfuss is a Protestant, and politically affiliates with the Democratic party. He received his education in the common schools. His father, Conrad Kuhfuss, was born in Germany, where he was engaged in farming until his death, which occurred when he was fifty-seven years old, being caused by injuries received from the kick of a horse. His wife was Caroline Freitag, who was also a native of Germany.
Mr. Kuhfuss was married in McLean County, Ill., October 29, 1868, to Miss Caroline S. Freitag, who was born in Westphalia, Germany, February 24, 1846, and five children have been born to them: Albert Frederick, William A., Carl, Louie and Emma, all of whom at the present time are living with their parents. Mrs. Kuhfuss is the daughter of Henry and 1uisa (Nieweg) Freitag, natives of Germany, where they spent their lives. Her father’s occupation was that of a farmer, which he followed until his death, at the age of fifty-eight. His wife died at the age of sixty. Mrs. Kuhfuss came to America with her brother, William Freltag, in 1866. William is living near Stanford, McLean County, Ill.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1035
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