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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.