ALBERT SEVIER is one of the enterprising and progressive young farmers and stockraisers of Calhoun County who are materially contributing to its prosperity. He is very successfully conducting his farming interests in Hamburg Precinct where he has a good farm. He is a native of Pike County, this State, where his birth occurred March 15, 1855, and is a son of John A. and Amelia A. Sevier. His father is dead and his mother is now living in Missouri. When he was nine years old he came with his mother and other members of the family to Calhoun County, Ill. The family settled in Belleview Precinct and lived there a number of years until the mother returned to Missouri, some years ago. Mr. Sevier was bred to the life of a farmer and having a natural liking for that calling, adopted it as his own when he arrived at years of discretion. He was quite well educated in the public schools of this county, and started out on his career well equipped mentally and physically for the work before him. He owns one hundred and sixty-eight acres of land in Hamburg Precinct and already has it under very good tillage and supplied with necessary improvements. He stands well among his fellow farmers in this community and by his straight-forward manner and even dealings has the confidence of all with whom he comes in contact, his word being considered as good as a bond.
December 2, 1875, Mr. Sevier contracted a marriage with Miss Mary E. Freesmeyer, a daughter of Rotger Freesmeyer, of whom a sketch appears in this Album. Mrs. .Sevier was born in this county May 18. 1856. In their wedded life Mr. and Mrs. Sevier have been blessed by the birth of seven children of whom the following is the record: Rotger was born November 21, 1876; Mary E., March 22, 1878; Charles A., March 3, 1880; Josephine, February 1, 1882; Anton, November 23, 1883; Charles, January 27, 1886 and Sarah H., April 11, 1888.
Extracted 13 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from Portrait and Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois, published in 1891, pages 344-349.
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