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Biography - WILLIAM D. ISERMANN

William D. Isermann, supervisor of Otter Creek township, LaSalle county, Illinois, is a well-known citizen of the county. Born January 16, 1861, in the township in which he now lives, he is a son of German parents and possesses many of the characteristics which have contributed to the success of the German people wherever they have settled in this country. His parents, William and Frederica (Stoplar) Isermann, were bora, reared and married in Germany, and shortly after their marriage they emigrated to this country and settled in LaSalle county, Illinois. Here they made for themselves a comfortable home, and here sons and daughters to the number of seven were born to them. Of this number six are still living, namely: Charles S., of Otter Creek township, LaSalle county, Illinois; Carrie, wife of J. C. Hitter, of this same township; Emma, wife of John Albrecht, of Pottawattamie county, Iowa; William D., whose name introduces this sketch; Fred, of Streator, Illinois; and Charlotte, wife of L. Schoenleber. One daughter, Dorothea, died at the age of eighteen years.

By the death of his father, William D, Isermann was left an orphan when ten years old, and he was reared by Adam Diller, who early trained him to farm work and gave him the advantage of a good public-school education.

Mr. Isermann was married at the age of twenty-two years, to Miss Mary Lindemann, a native of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Rev. Charles and Mauda (Joquet) Lindemann. Mr. and Mrs. Isermann have had five children born to them - Carl H., Carrie F., Harry W., Fritz L. and Florence M. Mrs. Isermann is a member of the Evangelical church.

Mr. Isermann has at different times served in several local offices. For six years he was commissioner of highways, and, as already stated, is now township supervisor. He is a Republican in political adherency, and fraternally is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No. 4, of Streator.

Extracted by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois published in 1900, volume 1, pages 68-69.

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