Lee County Biography

Clyde L. Wicher


Superintendent of the Lee County Almshouse, South Dixon Township, was born in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, Nov. 15. 1872, son of Henry and Georgiana (Stott) Wicher, the former a native of Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, and the latter, of Susquehanna, NY. Henry Wicher came west in 1867, and settled in Iowa. In spring of 1895, Clyde L. came to Dixon, and was employed in the mercantile establishment of I. B. Countryman until Nov. 7, 1900, when he was appointed Superintendent of the County Farm, and has since filled that position to the satisfaction of all concerned. January 1, 1898, he married Jesse B. Burright, and they have one daughter, Enid, born Sept. 30, 1900. Mr. Wicher is a member of the Knights of the Globe, and Dixon Lodge, No. 779, B. P. O. E. In religious belief Mr. Wicker is an Episcopalian, while Mrs. Wicher is identified with the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1904 History of Lee County Illinois edited by Mr. A.C. Bardwell

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