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Erhard Stoll, section 9, Laenna Township, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, December 2 1842. In 1846 his father, Erhard STOLL, brought his family to the United States and lived a year in Springfield, Illinois. In 1847 he moved to Logan County, and settled in Laenna Township, where he died in 1860. Erhard, Jr., was reared a farmer in this county, and here he obtained his education in the common schools. He is one of the prosperous citizens of the township, having a good farm of 185 acres. He makes a specialty of stock-raising and has some of the finest animals in the county. He has held different official positions of trust and responsibility. He was married January 26, 1865 to Annie Mayers* (sic), daughter of John Mayers* (sic), an early settler of Mt. Pulaski Township. They have 8 children -- Elizabeth, Sarah A., Mary, Annie, Emma, Frederick, Charles E. and Henry.
*should be Mayer
Source: History of Logan County, Illinois, Chicago Interstate Publishing, Chicago, 1886. p. 736.