B. H. SCHEIRICK, fruit farmer, P. O. Villa Ridge, was born in Lancaster County, Penn., February 1, 1833, to Henry and Margaret Scheirick, both of whom were born and died in Pennsylvania. They were parents of four sons and two daughters. In 1865 our subject came West, settling first in Ohio, but shortly afterward came to Villa Ridge, and remained in the village for two years, then to his present fruit farm. By trade he is a coach-maker, serving an apprenticeship of three years, then worked under instructions for a year longer. He was married in Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Metzger. She was also born in Lancaster County, Penn. Mr. and Mrs. Scheirick have two sons and two daughters. In politics, he is Republican. When first coming to his farm it was all in woods, but by his energy and industry he has made a success, and has his farm in good state of cultivation. Strawberries, grapes, sweet potatoes, etc., receive his attention.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, pages 295-296.