Alexander County

Biography - Andrew Carle

ANDREW J. CARLE, Cairo, Ill., was born near Ithaca, Tompkins Co., N. Y., on the 7th day of April, 1823. He is the fifth of a family of ten children of David T. Carle and Sibyl Owens, who were both natives of New York. The father was born December 25, 1794, and died in Pennsylvania on the 20th of March, 1872. The mother was born on March 20, 1789, and died in Pennsylvania on the 17th of February, 1865. In 1836, the family moved from Tompkins County to Western New York, where Andrew J. grew to manhood, and from where the parents removed to Pennsylvania. In the year 1844, Andrew J. went to Girard, Penn., and there learned the trade of a carriage-maker. He opened a carriage shop at Meadville, Penn., in 1846, which he operated until 1852, when he sold out and removed to Lacon, Ill., where he purchased a carriage business, but becoming dissatisfied with the business facilities of that town he soon returned to Meadville. Here, on the 23d day of August, 1853, he was married to Miss Harriet M. Kinnear, of Pennsylvania, and daughter of Milita Kinnear, of Cairo. She was born in 1825, and died in Cairo in 1870, leaving one son, Frank A. Carle, who was born June 10, 1860. Soon after marriage, Mr. Carle settled in Allegany County, N. Y., where they lived, however, but a short time. They removed to Cincinnati from Allegany County by water, bringing their effects on a rude raft constructed for the trip, and spent nine weeks in reaching Cincinnati. He then established a business in Willoughby, Ohio, where he remained until coming to Cairo, Ill., which he did in the fall of 1858, immediately after the flood of that year. In 1859, he was appointed to the office of City Police, and for many years thereafter was connected with that part of the city government. In 1873, he opened a livery and sale stable on the corner of Tenth street and Washington avenue, which he still owns. In 1883, there was opened another stable on corner of Tenth street and Commercial avenue, which is under the control of Frank A. Carle. Mr. Carle was married to his present wife, Mrs. Angeline (Warner) Bushnell, in November of 1871. Mrs. Carle has one daughter by former marriage, Clara Bushnell, who was born in Pennsylvania December 4, 1859, and the mother in Ohio in 1836. Family residence, No. 32 on Ninth street, Cairo.

Extracted 31 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 10-11.


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