Biography of Herman H. Buhs

Herman H. Buhs. Urbana Township, Champaign County, offers many examples of successful farming and no one could overlook, in this connection, the many richly cultivated acres that belong to the old Buhs homestead, 160 of which are under the direct care of Herman H. Buhs, one of the township’s most highly respected citizens.

Herman H. Buhs was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, August 25, 1872. His parents are John. C. and Fredricka (Albright) Buhs. The father, who is now one of Champaign County’s men of wealth and the owner of 480 acres of valuable land, was born in 1847, in Germany, and came to America at the age of nineteen years with his widowed mother. He has been a very industrious man wherever he has lived, and also a dependable man, so that now his advice on agricultural matters is often sought by his neighbors, who have found it sensible and worth taking. He was married in Ohio to Fredericka Albright, and they have three sons and one daughter: Frank C., Herman H., Edward E. and Anna Fredericka, who is the wife of John Krumm, and they have a daughter.

Herman H. Buhs was brought up on a farm and his knowledge of agricultural affairs is solid and practical. He obtained his education in the public schools and has always lived on the home farm, a part of which, as noted above, he is now working. He keeps well posted on all matters relating to general farming and stock raising and is numbered with the best informed and most successful agriculturists in Urbana Township. He owns some first-class agricultural machinery.

Mr. Buhs was married November 22, 1905, to Miss Sophie Wolfley, who was a popular young lady of this neighborhood but a native of Indiana, and they have had six children, two of whom, Clarence, the second born, and Mildred, the fifth in order of birth, are deceased. The others are: Edward W., Herman H., Charles J. and Vilma Katherine. They will all have public school advantages, as their father believes in public education and at present is serving as a member of the township school board. He belongs to the German Lutheran Church, in which faith he was reared by devout parents. In his political views he is a Democrat and gives a hearty support to the candidates of that party.



Stewart, J. R. A Standard History of Champaign County Illinois. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York. 1918.

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