Edward C. Deege.
While the Deege family are best known and have been longest established in Burton Township, one of the number, Edward C. Deege, is an exceptionally energetic and properous farmer of Liberty Township. A brief sketch of his career and experience will supplement other information contained in this volume concerning his father, J. Philip Deege, of Burton Township.
Edward C. Deege was born near Pleasant Grove Church in Burton Township October 1, 1870. He grew up in that community, attended the local schools, and had a thorough training to fit him for his career as a farmer.
March 13, 1895, he married Miss. Amanda Uhland, of Richfield Township. Mrs. Deege was born at the old home in Richfield May 25, 1869, daughter of Christopher and Caroline (Seitter) Uhland. Her father died there in July, 1896, and her mother May 8, 1916. The old home is still owned by the Uhland heirs. Mrs. Deege's parents were both born in Germany but were married in Adams County and lived on their farm in Richfield Township from about the time of their marriage.
For three years after his marriage Edward C. Deege rented and then bought his present farm of 120 acres of the Sander farm. He paid $55 an acre for the land. Most of the buildings, including the house, were already there, but he has made many other improvements. He went in debt for the entire farm, and by his industry and the thrifty co-operation of his good wife has raised himself county. Mr. Deege is a democrat and a member of the Lutheran Church of Liberty. He and his wife have one son, Harold I., who is now at Camp Sheridan, Alabama, in Company A of the Two Hundred and Ninth Regiment of Engineers.
QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY OF REPRESENTATIVE MEN
By David Wilcox, Chicago, Lewis Publishing, 1919, Vol. 1 pp. 1117-1118