HERMAN SANDER, dealer in groceries and provisions, No. 113 Commercial avenue, is a native of Hanover, Germany, and was born on the 19th of February, 1826. His father, Gerhardt Sander, was born in Hanover in 1795; served as a soldier in the German army, after which, in 1825, he married Miss Rebecca M. Wessel, of Germany; she was born in 1806, and is now living with her son, John H. Sander, in Missouri. The father died in the old country, in 1843. They reared a family, consisting of seven sons — Herman, John H., Casper, Coni-ad, Gerhardt H., George H. and George Herman Sander. Casper, Gerhardt H. and George Herman are deceased. Herman Sander, our subject, came to the United States in 1847, and was for fifteen years a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he adopted the trade of machinist, and where, on the 8th of January, 1850, he married Miss Maria Horstmann. She was born in Germany on the 19th of January, 1826, and came to this country in the same year and in the same vessel in which Mr. Sander sailed. She died in 1861, leaving but one child, John D. Sander, the junior partner of the firm of Sander & Son; he was born December 8, 1859. Mr. Sander came to Cairo in 1869, and for ten years was employed as salesman in the business house of William Kluge. He opened a store in 1879, on the corner of Tenth street and Washington avenue, where he remained about a year, when, in 1880, in connection with his son, John D. Sander, he purchased the stock of L. H. Meyers and then removed to Commercial avenue. No. 113, where they now have a full and complete line of groceries and provisions. In January, 1864, he was married to his present wife, Mary K. Cohn, who was born in Hanover, on the 2d of July, 1846. Their marriage has been blest with six children, viz.: Marie E., born November 21, 1865; Casper L., born June 25, 1868; George W., born March 4, 1S70; Herman, born December 10, 1872, died in infancy; Herman, Jr., born October 25, 1874, and died in May, 1877; Carolas B. Sander, born February 28, 1881. The family are members of the Catholic Church and have a city residence on Cedar street, between Seventh and Eighth streets, Cairo, Ill.
Extracted 31 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 41-42.
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