The Andermann Family and Lace, Illinois

A successful farmer and an astute businessman, Fred Andermann owned one of the largest farms in Lace, Illinois. Fred and his wife Sophie were prominent members of the community. Fred served as a Downers Grove Township supervisor, a school director, secretary of the Downers Grove Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company, and was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church. Six of Fred and Sophie’s children remained in Lace, and continued to contribute to the growth of Lace through their hard work and civic involvement.

Photos are courtesy of the Darien Historical Society.