Alexander County

Biography - Conrad Alba

CONRAD ALBA, barber, on Eighth street, Cairo, Ill., is a native of Frankfort, Germany, where he was born on the 15th of June, 1849. His parents, Dr. Daniel Alba and M. Alba, of Germany, came to the United States, and settled in the city of St. Louis in 1857, where the father soon after died, leaving a large family, of whom but three children are now living, one in St. Louis and two residents of Cairo, Ill. The mother was born on the 8th of April, 1810, and is now living in Cairo, with her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Klee. Conrad Alba came to Cairo in 1862, and at once began the trade of barber, working for his brother, William Alba, until 1875, when he opened a shop on Eighth street, where he is still located. He is not a partisan in politics, but on matters of a general issue acts with the Republican party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 3-4.

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