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Beidler, Aaron (Biedler)

Born: 1810-05-12 Pennsylvania

Died: 1875-11-02 Champaign County, Illinois

Flourished: 1842-1853 Springfield, Illinois

Alternate name: Biedler

In 1842, Beidler purchased a home in Springfield, Illinois, where he established himself as a carpenter. In 1850, he owned $3,800 worth of real estate. By 1852, he owned a lumber yard in Springfield. In 1853, he sold his business and moved to Chicago, where he partnered with Jacob Beidler in a lumber company.

Albert W. Banton, Jr., Ellen Carol Balm, and Jill York O'Bright, Historic Resource Study and Historic Structures Report, Blocks 7 and 10, Elijah Iles' Addition, Springfield, Illinois, Lincoln Home National Historic Site (1987), 237; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 109; A. E. Strand, comp., A History of the Norwegians of Illinois (Chicago: John Anderson, 1905), 300; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 24 March 1851, 3:2, 4 August 1853, 3:5; A. T. Andreas, History of Chicago (Chicago: A. T. Andreas, 1886), 3:369; Gravestone, Mount Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum, Urbana, IL.