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Herman G. EINHAUS was born in Friesoythe, Oldenburg, February 14, 1812, while his wife, Wilhelmina, nee TAPPHORN, was born in 1819 near Essen, Westphalia. Herman G. EINHAUS was a shoemaker by profession and a master of his trade, for he was foreman in a shoe factory in Elberfeld, where he had fifteen journeymen under his supervision. In 1837 he emigrated to America, landing in Baltimore. Later he came to St. Louis and in 1842 to Quincy. His earnings were so great, that he was possessed of considerable means when he located in this city. Here he followed his calling until 1846, when he retired from active business life, having accumulated quite a competency. Later he took several trips to Europe, visiting his old home. His wife died in 1870, while Mr. EINHAUS departed this life March 8, 1902. One son, William EINHAUS, settled in, Melrose Township, while three daughters, Mrs. Wilhelmina HEINTZ, Mrs. Elizabeth TERWISCHE, and Mrs. Katherine METZGER remained in Quincy.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 359.

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