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Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Morgan County

Biographical Sketch of the Firm of Andre & Andre

Andre & Andre. – This firm is classed among the leading and progressive mercantile houses of the city of Jacksonville, and their extensive business as “High Grade House Furnishers” is not confined to the city, the county, or the State. While they are transacting a very large and growing business at home, they ship goods to many points in all the Western States. The heads of this establishment are the brothers H. M. and G. B. Andre, doing business under the firm name of Andre & Andre. H. M. Andre, the elder member of the firm, was born on his …

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Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Morgan County

Biographical Sketch of M. F. Andre

Andre, M. F., father of H. M. and G. B. Andre, now retired from active farming life, is living in a pleasant home at 329 Clay Avenue, Jacksonville. He was born in Aubagne, France, now a part of Belgium, February 13, 1833, the son of John and Susan (Walsing) Andre. John Andre, the father, was a soldier of the “Old Guard”, and assisted in winning the victories of the Great Napoleon for thirteen years, and also fought in the ranks at the close of his military career on the memorable plains near Brussels in the historic Battle of Waterloo, dying …

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