Joseph C. Eisenhauer, another respected and enterprising farmer of Central Township, was born in St. Louis, in 1844, and is the second of three children born to John A. and Bridget (Glaser) Eisenhauer, natives of Baden, Germany, where they were reared and united in marriage. They came to the United States in about 1839, and after about one year in New York City, came to St. Louis, where the father died in 1875, and where the mother still lives. The father was a stone cutter by trade. Joseph C. was reared at home, and educated in the public schools of St. Louis, and at a commercial college also in that city. He worked with his father while young, and after growing
up followed the stone cutter's trade until 1876, at which date he came to Jefferson County, and lived near Pevely until 1883, when he came to Central Township, locating seven miles north of Hillsboro, where he has a farm of 113 acres. He was married in 1872 to Miss Mary Helfenstein, a native of Mendota, Ill., and six children were the fruits of this union, viz.: John A., Amelia, Joseph, Arthur, Louisa and William August. Mr. Eisenhauer is a Republican in his political views, and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Grant in 1868. He is giving his children good educational advantages in both the English and German languages.