Biography - Charles Simmerman
CHARLES S. SIMMERMAN, farmer, P. O. Anna, was born in Union County, Ill., March 20, 1847, and is a son of Peter and Jane (Frogge) Simmerman; he, Peter, is a native of Virginia, and now residing in Johnson City, Tenn., engaged in the mercantile business; his wife was born in Kentucky, and died in 1847. Charles S. was the only child born to her; at three years of age he was taken to Texas by his grandfather, and was there raised by him on his stock farm. When he became twenty years of age, he came to Union County, Ill. In 1871, he bought his present farm of eighty acres. May 4, 1864, he married Miss Sophronia Jackson, a native of this county; her parents. Reason and Rachael (Gullion) Jackson, are both natives of Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Simmerman have six children: William H., Minnie B., Charles S., Cora J., Arthur L. and Lemuel.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 83.