Hancock County ILGenweb
Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried Redding
Gottlieb Altheide was born Dec. 14, 1825. His parents were Peter and Reaka (Steffe)
Altheide. He came to Quincy in 1855, where he followed tailoring five years. His sight failing him, he removed to a farm in this
county and began agricultural life. He is now a prominent farmer and stock-raiser of Wythe township, residing on sec. 34, and owns
210 acres of valuable land. He was married in September, 1854, to Miss Reaka Hakker, by whom he has had 8 children: of these, 7 are
living; viz., Annie, Fred, Minnie, Henry, Gottlieb, Caroline and Johnnie.
Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois
Author: By TH. Gregg
Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
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