Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
27 Jan 2008
Emil WESTPHAL, liquor dealer at Morrison, was born June 24, 1828, in Holstein, Germany. An an early age he was sent to the University of Kiel, where he remained until he graduated, March 28, 1848. At the breaking out of war between Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein, he served on th staff of General BAUDISSIN until the close of the contest. He also took part in the French and Italian revolution. At the insurrection of Milan, Italy, he was again engaged in the cause of liberty, under General MAZINI.
He came to the United States in 1858, first locating in Fulton, Ill. He found it necessary to engage in active labor and obtained a situation in the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, by which he was placed in charge of a corps of wood-choppers.
In 1863 he inaugurated his present business at Morrison, which he has prosecuted for more than a score of years with satisfactory results. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias.
Sept. 22, 1867, he was married to Paulina NOMMSEN, a native of Schleswig. Their four children were born in the following order: Carl, Paula, Fritz and Julia. Paula died in 1881.
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