Otto WEBER, who is successfully operating the HEGELER farm on section 19, Hennepin township, consisting of two hundred and forty acres, is a native of Hesse, Germany, born on the 13th of March, 1853, and was nineteen years of age when he crossed the Atlantic to become a resident of the new world. Locating in Putnam county, Illinois, he went to work by the month on a farm north of Granville, where he was in the employ of John BRENNEMAN for three years. On the expiration of that period he rented a farm and has engaged in agricultural pursuits on his own account ever since. He has lived upon his present place for about twenty years and has met with excellent success- in his farming operations. He recently purchased a large farm in Missouri but does not expect to remove to that state, being satisfied with Illinois as a place of residence.
In the family of Mr. WEBER are four children, namely: Walter, Blanch, Max and Burt. Mr. WEBER was reared in the Catholic faith, but is not connected with any church at the present time. Politically he is independent, supporting the men and measures that he believes calculated to promote the best interests of the country. He takes a commendable interest in public affairs and is a man highly respected and esteemed by all who know him.
Extracted July 2011 by Norma Hass from Past and Present of Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois, 1907.