BERREMAN TOWNSHIP

Biographical Directory
From "The History of JoDaviess County Illinois"
by H.F. Kett & Co., 1878




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Asher, Conrad - farmer; Sec. 21; P. O. Loran

Aurand, Benj. - farmer; Sec. 28; P. O. Loran

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Barnaking, Frederick - farmer; Sec. 9; P. O. Loran

Beals, John - laborer; Loran.

Bechler, Calvin - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow.

Bishop, Peter - merchant; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow.

Bowman, Josiah - laborer; Willow.

Brininger, Benj. - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow.

Brininger, Henry - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow.

Brininger, John - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow; born in Ohio July 31, 1843; came west in an early day with his parents; served in army in the 39th I. V. I., and remained until the close of the war; was in front of Richmond and Petersburg; was honorably discharged at Norfolk, Va.; married Catherine Oberheim March 6, 1864; she was born in Centre Co., Pa., Oct. 24, 1847, and came to this Co. when a child; have three children living: Lewis T., Manie E., Ervie M.; three dead: John E., Orin S., George A.; owns 40 acres of land, house and lot, valued at $2,000.

Brushous, Jackson - farmer; Sec. 17; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co.; was born in Pa. Sept. 24, 1827; his father died in 1831, but his mother married again, and in 1844 the family moved to this Co.; married Mary A. Bishop in 1853; she died May 28, 1875; married Mrs. Brumgard Aug. 15, 1875; her maiden name was Catherine Brean; she was born in Clinton Co., Pa., April 11, 1844; she married Mr. Brumgard, by which marriage she had three children living: Newton, Harrison, Valentine; lost one, Ida Jane. Mr. Brushous has ten children living by his first marriage: George, Peter, Josiah, Mary Catherine, Parmelia, Barbara E., Julia A., Emma F., Wallace, Jackson; lost one, William; one child by second marriage, Sylvester; owns 280 acres of land.

Bucher, Adam - farmer; Sec. 30; P. O. Pleasant Valley.

Bucher, John - farmer; Sec. 31; P. O. Pleasant Valley; born in Nederweingen, Switzerland, March 8, 1812; married Esther Huber in 1836; came to the U. S. in 1854; she was born in Dulsdorf, Switzerland, March 1, 1814; they came direct to this Co.; have four children living: Jacob S. Bucher, Mrs. Dorothea White, Mrs. Anna Kaufman, and John J. Bucher. Jacob S. Bucher was born Jan. 18, 1837, in Switzerland; married Elesta McIntyre Aug 30, 1860; she died in 1875; served in Union army during the war, in the 45th I. V. I.; was in battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Jackson, siege of Vicksburg, and Champion Hill; was honorably discharged after serving three years and three months.

Bucher, Johannes - farmer; Sec. 13; P. O. Pleasant Valley.

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Calhoun, Noah W. - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow; was born in Bedford Co., Pa., April 18, 1838; when quite young his parents moved to Maryland, where they lived until 1857; then came to Ogle Co., Ill.; lived there one year, and in Stephenson Co. three years; in 1861 came into Jo Daviess Co.; enlisted in 57th Regt. I. V. I., and served until the close of the war; joined Sheridan’s army at Savannah, and came up through the Carolinas to Washington, and was honorably discharged at Chicago; married Julia A. Parkinson Jan. 10, 1861; she was born in this Co. March 11, 1843; have seven children living: Roberta, Crissie, Manly J., Russell W., John S., Hattie, Josephine; owns 213 acres of land; was Assessor two years, Supervisor two years, School Director three years, and Highway Commissioner.

Church, Martin - laborer; Sec. 7; P. O. Willow.

Chambers, M. R. - teacher; P. O. Willow.

Clay, Daniel - farmer; Sec. 9; P. O. Willow.

Claywell, Geo. E. - farmer; Sec. 22; P. O. Loran.

Clay, Jeremiah - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow; was born in Summit Co., Ohio, Feb. 22, 1830; his mother with her family came to this Co. in 1849, and this has been his home since that time; Sept. 20, 1855, married Martha Stahly, who was born in Summit Co., Ohio, Nov. 12, 1837; have eight children living: Mary C., Lovina J., William H., Mollie A., Samuel F., Charles S., Fannie A., Elliot R.; was a member of the 153d I. V. I., and was honorably discharged at Springfield at the close of the war. Mrs. Clay’s mother (Mrs. Catherine Stahly) lives with them; she was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, April 16, 1806, and came to America in 1831; owns 198 acres of land; was Postmaster two years and School Director six years; member of M. E. Church and A. F. and A. M.

Clevidence, Daniel - farmer; Sec. 9; P. O. Loran.

Cormony, Henry - farmer; Sec. 31; P. O. Pleasant Valley.

Cullens, Geo. E. - farmer; Sec. 32; P. O. Loran.

Cullens, James - farmer; Sec. 33; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co.; born in Pa. Dec. 8, 1817; came to Stork Co., Ohio, and married Miss Esther Zerbe Oct. 2, 1842; she was born in Stark Co., Ohio, April 25, 1825; came to this Co. in 1856; was Commissioner of Highways six years, Justice of Peace four years (commissioned by Gov. John B. Palmer); was School Director many years; have ten children living: William H., George E., Sarah C., Margaret A., Julius F. J., Esther A., James Wesley, Josephine, Emma A., and Ward H.; lost five; owns 280 acres of land; his mother, Mrs. Mary Cullens, resides with them; she was born in Huntington Co., Pa, in 1795.

Cullens, Wm. H. - farmer; Sec. 32; P. O. Loran.

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Darr, John C. - farmer; Sec. 19; P. O. Pleasant Valley; born in Westmoreland Co., Pa., Jan. 24, 1835; came to this Co. in 1856; was married May 13, 1860, to Ann Harkness, who was born in Canada June 27, 1837; one child living, Oscar E.; have lost five children; Sept. 1862, enlisted in 96th I. V. I., and served until the close of the war; was at Atlanta, Buzzard Roost Gap, Resaca, Dalla, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Lovejoy Station, Franklin, Nashville; owns 200 acres of land.

Davis, John - farmer; P. O. Willow.

Dawson, John - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow; born in Lincolnshire, England, Aug. 7, 1831; came to U. S. in 1842; suffered shipwreck on the voyage off banks of Newfoundland; all survived but one; lived in Freeport two years, and returned to England; came to America again in 1845; married Miss Phoebe J. Baker may 5, 1868; she was born in Canada Aug. 22, 2850; came to the U. S. with her parents in 1860; have three children: Julia Ann, Henrietta A., Jennie Maud; lost one child, Franklin Eugene; Mr. D. owns 60 acres of land.

Ditsworth, Samuel - farmer; Sec. 28; P. O. Loran.

Ditsworth, Wm. - farmer; P. O. Loran.

Dixon, Alvin - farmer; Sec. 28; P. O. Loran.

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Flickinger, Jacob - farmer; Sec. 21; P. O. Loran.

Fickes, John - farmer; Sec. 19; P. O. Willow.

Fike, David - laborer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow.

Fox, Anthony - farmer; Sec. 33; P. O. Loran.

Frederick, A. S. P. - laborer; P. O. Pleasant Valley.

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Garke, Augustus - farmer; Sec. 16; P. O. Loran.

Garke, Wm. - farmer; Sec. 16; P. O. Loran.

Gates, Samuel R. - farmer; Sec. 6; P. O. Willow; born in Wayne Co., N. Y., June 4, 1822, on shore of Lake Ontario; his father emigrated to this Co. in 1837; were first permanent residents in Berreman Twp.; his mother, whose maiden name was Phoebe G. Crane, born in New HAMPSHIRE April 21, 1797, still lives with him; she was the only woman in this section for eighteen months after they came to the country; she is the only one of nineteen brothers and sisters now living; his father died Aug. 18, 1847; he was born in N. Y. Oct. 26, 1779; married Miss Mary E. Mahoney Sept. 15, 1851; she was born in Indiana Nov. 8, 1827; have six children living: William W., now in Washington Territory; Mrs. Clara Davis, John W., Alice A., Rosilla M., Thomas M.; a little nephew lives with them, Ellis A. Evans; have lost four children. Mr. G. served 57th regt. I. V. I.; joined Sherman’s command at Savannah, Ga.; passed in review with the army in Washington; was honorably discharged in 1865; owns 320 acres of land.

Glassner, Nicholas - farmer; Sec. 8; P. O. Willow.

Gray, George W. - farmer and stock dealer; Sec. 29; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co.; born in Owen Co., Ind., March 19, 1844; served in Union army during War of the Rebellion, in 97th Regt. Ind. V. I.; participated in battles of Vicksburg, Jackson, Missionary Ridge,, Dalton, Resaca, Atlanta, Savannah, Bentonville, N. C., and a number of others; was honorably discharged at Indianapolis at close of the war; went to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1866; came to Jo Daviess Co. in 1868; married Cordelia Mitchell Oct. 14, 1875; she was born in Stephenson Co. July 1, 1854; have one child, Bessie Irena, born Oct. 7, 1876; works 200 acres of land.

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Harmon, David - farmer; Sec. 31; P. O. Pleasant Valley.

Hoy, Henry C. - farmer; Sec. 9; P. O. Willow.

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Keltner, Henry - farmer and stock dealer; Sec. 21; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co., Ill.; was born at Dayton, O., Dec. 25, 1817; in 1834 his father moved to Elkhart Co., Ind, where they lived 18 years; married Welthy A. Cook in 1847; she died in 1850; had two children, one of whom, Julia A. Benner, is living; married Catherine Eisenbise March 13, 1851; she was born in Miami Co., O., Sept. 8, 1833; came to Ill. to Carroll Co. in 1853, and to Jo Daviess Co. in 1872; have nine children living: Peter R., who has been a teacher six years; Jophn H., Henry, William, Cora E., James A., Lewis E., Effa M. and Malinda; lost four children; owns 177 acres of land.

Klump, C. A. - farmer; Sec. 19; P. O. Willow.

Klump, Jacob B. - farmer and Justice of the Peace; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow; born in Wurtemburg, Ge3rmany, Dec. 24, 1834; came to the U. S. with two sisters in 1853, to Lake Co. and to Elgin; to this Co. in 1854; went to Galena; declared his intention to become a citizen; traveled in Iowa and Minnesota; returned in 1860; went to Peoria to see sisters; there enlisted in 39th I. V. I.; served 4 ˝ years during rebellion; never was off duty; had close calls from bullets; passed through his clothes, drew some blood; was in the severest engagements - 16 battles - Winchester, Black Water, Morris Island, Petersburg, charge and capture of Ft. Gregg, and others equally severe; pursuit and capture of gen. Lee; while at home on veteran furlough married Miss Jane Parkinson Feb. 29, 1864; she was born near where they now live; was the first white child born in Ward’s Grove precinct; have six children living: Sophie E., Herman R., Julia M., William F., Mary and Rubie; lost two children, Helen and Joseph. Mr. K. was honorably discharged from army at Springfield Dec. 16, 1865; has been commissioned by three governors of Illinois as Justice of the Peace, John M. Palmer, John L. Beveridge, and Shelly M. Cullom; owns 323 acres of land.

Kock, Henry - farmer; Sec. 17; P. O. Loran.

Koehler, Frederick - farmer; Sec. 32; P. O. Pleasant Valley.

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Leay, August.

Lopshire, Wm. H. - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow.

Lyde, N. Allen - carpenter; Sec. 8; P. O. Willow.

 

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McGinnis, Enoch - farmer; Sec. 19; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co.; born near Indianapolis, Ind., June 23, 1828; father emigrated to McLean Co., Ill., in 1841; came to this Co. in 1842; lived eight years in Stephenson Co.; went to Wis. In 1859; remained there until 1867; moved to this Co.; married Beulah Buckley in 1850; she was born in Lycoming Co., Pa., Sept. 28, 1828; have ten children living: James B., John F., Samuel A., Thomas D., Mary J., Ida A., Joseph S., Clunson B., George A., Orpha E.; lost two children: William F. and Sarah E; owns 320 acres of land; Commissioner of Highways three years.

McGinnis, Francis - farmer; Sec. 21; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co.; was born near Pittsburgh, Pa., March 8, 1801; at the age of 15 moved to Ky., and remained there six years; married Jane Coffar in 1822; she died June 9, 1849; they had twelve children, five of whom are living: Enoch, Mary, Sarah, Margaret, Nancy; emigrated to Indiana when it was a new country and remained until 1841, when he moved to McLean, Co., Ill., and in 1842 came to this Co.; two of his sons, James and Joseph, died in the army; James was the owner of the famous Wisconsin eagle; he was color-bearer in the regiment to which it was attached, and cared for it until he died at Jacksonville, Tenn., 1862; had they both lived, James intended to present this eagle to his father, but it became the common property of the Regt. After his death, and at the close of the war was presented to the Governor of Wisconsin; the bird was taken to the Centennial, and while there attracted a great deal of attention; Mr. McGinnis married Eleanor Bartlow Oct. 10, 1851; she died Oct. 17, 1870; owns 61 acres of land; member of Church of Brethren of the Abrahamic Faith.

McGinnis, James - farmer; Sec. 19; P. O. Loran.

McPeek, Robert - farmer; Sec. 19; P. O. Pleasant Valley; born in Guernsey Co., Ohio, March 18, 1831; came directly to this Co. from Ohio in 1856; married Nancy Aduddell in Oct., 1854; she was born in Ohio Dec. 11, 1829; have nine children living: Sarah M., Mary I., Amanda J., Benjamin A., Perry O., Orpha A., Margaret A., James G., Josephine B.; lost one child, Nancy; owns 195 acres of land; has been school director four years; they have been active and influential members of the M. E. Church twenty-four years.

Machamer, Thomas J. - farmer; Sec. 4; P. O. Willow; born in Union Co., Pa., March 28, 1839; parents emigrated to this Co. in 1845, when the subject of this sketch was quite young; served in the Union army in the 45th Regt. I. V. I.; enlisted Sept. 14, 1861; was in battles at fort Henry and Donelson; was wounded at Shiloh; honorably discharged on account of wounds received July 17, 1862; married Mary E. Solt Sept. 24, 1864; she was born in this Co. March 10, 1848; have four children : Daniel Lafayette, John Wilbert, Russel C. and Lottie B.; owns 40 acres of land.

Mader, Wm. H. - Sec. 30; P. O. Pleasant Valley.

Mitchell, Martin M. - farmer; Sec. 33; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co.; born in Vermillion Co., Ind., April 21, 1827; his father emigrated to Stephenson Co., Ill., in 1842; married Therza Herrington April 18, 1853; she was born in Upper Canada July 14, 1830; came to Carroll, Ill., in 1839; they have five children living: Mrs. Cordelia A. May, Anna M., teacher; Almeda A., Phoebe R. and Stephen M.; owns 433 acres of land; was School Director fifteen years; lost three children: Wm. H., Isaac A., and an infant not named.

Mowry, Wm. - laborer; P. O. Loran.

Mowery, Wm. - farmer; Sec. 16; P. O. Loran.

Muper, Henry - farmer; Sec. 29; P. O. Loran.

 

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Neff, Henry - farmer; Sec. 4; P. O. Willow.

Noble, Arthur - farmer and stock raiser; Sec. 29; p. O. Loran, Stephenson Co., Ill.; born in Co. Tyrone, Ireland, in 1825; came to this country in 1850, and settled at Pittsburgh, Pa., where he lived ten years; was married March 8, 1860, to Jane Conn, who was born in Co. Down, near Belfast, Ireland, in 1843, and came to America with her parents when 5 years old; came to Jo Daviess Co. in 1867; seven children: Alice E., Margaret W., William J., Mary A., Joseph R., Sarah J., Emma R.; owns 310 acres of land; is School Director of the Union School District.

Obley, Christian - farmer; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co.; born in Germany, and came to U. S. when young; settled in Westmoreland Co., Pa.; married there Miss Catherine Darr, in 1844; she was also born in Germany, and came to this country when a child; came to Galena in 1854. Mr. O. served in the army, in 96th Regt. I. V. I.; participated in all the severe engagements through which his regiment passed; was honorably discharged at close of war; have eight children: Catherine married Mr. Wm. H. Mader; both born in this Co.; they have one child, Leonora.

 

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Parkinson, Mrs. Christine - farming; Sec. 8; P. O. Willow; her maiden name was Miss C. Hoy; she was born in Centre Co., Pa., Aug. 31, 1812; married Mr. James Parkinson in 1832; he was born in Centre Co., Pa., April 29, 1806; they emigrated to this Co. in the Spring of 1839; second family in this section; Mr. P.’s brother, Isaac W., who is now P. M. at Willow, came with them; they were educated and enterprising men, and were valuable to the society in a new and sparsely settled country; James was the first Justice of the Peace in this precinct, and served as the first Supervisor of Berreman Twp.; eight children living: Jane (now the wife of J. B. Klump, Eng.), Mrs. Julia A. Calhoun, Isaac W., Mrs. Fannie Lopshire, Cressie E., George W., Silas D., Josiah B., now at Rock River Seminary; lost three sons in army: John died of disease, William killed at Pittsburgh Landing, James died of disease; lost one daughter, Rebecca.

Parkinson, Geo. W. - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow; born in this Co. may 8, 1850; married Miss Julia A. Wise Dec. 7, 1873; she was born in Ward’s Grove, Dec. 7, 1852. Mr. P. is the leader of the Willow Helicon Band; he is teacher of instrumental and vocal music; owns 41 acres of land; they have one child, W. Bliss Parkinson.

Parkinson, Isaac W. - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow; born in Berreman, this Co., Jan. 23, 1845; has since resided here; served in the Union Army, as Sergeant Co. B, 142d Regt. I. V. I.; served his time in that Regt. And enlisted in the 39th Regt. I. V. I.; joined this regiment the next day after Lee’s surrender at Appomatox; was honorably discharged Dec., 1865; married Miss Maggie C. McLenahen, Sept. 16, 1866; she was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Nov. 2, 1848; came to Freeport with her parents in 1850; have five children living: Minnie A., Warden W., Fannie B., James W., Benjamin F.. Mr. P. is now serving as Supervisor for the second term, a position he is worthy and well qualified to fill; has been Assessor one term; owns 135 acres of land.

Parkinson, Isaac W., Sr. - postmaster; Willow.

Parkinson, J. B. - Willow.

Parkinson, N. - farmer; Sec. 6; P. O. Willow.

Parkinson, Silas G. - farmer; Sec. 8; P. O. Willow; born Aug. 27, 1852 in this Co.; married Miss Francis A. Chambers in Sept. 1877; she was born in Winona, Minn., June 4, 1859. Mr. P. owns 140 acres of land.

 

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Ray, G. W. - farmer; Sec. 19; P. O. Loran.

Reiss, John M. - farmer; P. O. Loran.

Renner, David - farmer; Sec. 31; P. O. Pleasant Valley.

Rinebarger, Josiah - farmer; Sec. 18; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co.; born in Dolphin Co., Pa., Oct. 14, 1829; his father emigrated to Ohio in early times; was principally reared in Wayne Co., Ohio; came to this Co. in 1854; married Elizabeth Mader Nov. 12, 1857; she was born in Union Co., Pa., Sept. 7, 1829; came here with her parents when quite young; they were early settlers; have four children living: Susan J., Eveline R., Mary E. and Carrie Bell; Dolly Ray, niece of Mrs. R., also resides with them; owns 220 acres of land. Mr. R. was School Director 3 and Commissioner of Highways 9 years.

Robinson, Chas. - farmer and Twp. Collector; Sec. 7; P. O. Willow.

Rumsey, G. W., Sr. - farmer; Sec. 32; P. O. Loran.

Rumsey, G. W., Jr. - farmer; Sec. 32; P. O. Loran.

Rumsey, S. - farmer; Sec. 33; P. O. Loran.

 

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Schlafer, Geo. - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow.

Schmeck, G. W. - farmer; Sec. 6; P. O. Willow.

Schmeck, Levi F. - farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Willow; born in Mountour Co. Pa., July 26, 1834; came to this Co. in 1854; served in the Union Army, 3d regt. Mo. V. C., as Commissary Sergeant; was under fire of the enemy most of the time from Balls Bluff to Little rock; was honorably discharged Dec. 31, 1864; married Miss Rebecca A . Ruble, 1866; she died in 1867; married Miss Julia A. Lyle, Jan. 20, 1869; she was born in Jefferson Co., Pa., Sept. 4, 1845; came to this Co. in 1863; has two children: Susan M. and Luella. Mr. S. has been Collector one term, and School Director three years; belongs to the M. E. Church.

Shaffer, P. - farmer; Sec. 16; P. O. Loran.

Sharron, H. - laborer; Sec. 31; P. O. Loran.

Solt, D. - farmer; Sec. 31; P. O. Loran.

Solt, Israel - merchant; P. O. Willow; born in Clinton Co., Pa., April 7, 1840; came to this Co. in 1848; served in the army during the Rebellion in the 34th Regt. I. V. I.; was promoted to 1st Lieutenant Co. I; was in the severe engagements of Shiloh, Stone river, Murfeesbora and Chattanooga; re-enlisted in 1864; returned home on veteran furlough and married Miss Kate Bishop in Feb. 1864; she was born in Centre Co., Pa., Dec. 7, 1842; have three children: Cora E., Theophilus A. and Hettie. Mr. S. was wounded at Jonesboro, Ga., Sept 1, 1864, through the left thigh; was honorably discharged at the close of the war; has been engaged in merchandising 5 years at his present stand where he is doing a thriving business.

Spurgeon, Joseph - farmer; Sec. 19; P. O. Loran.

Staley, Frederick - farmer; Sec. 4; P. O. Willow.

 

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Taylor, John, Jr. - laborer; Sec. 9; P. O. Loran.

Taylor, John, Sr. - farmer; Sec. 9; P. O. Loran.

Tiffany, C. J. - farmer; Sec. 6; P. O. Willow.

Tiffany, Delzon - farmer; Sec. 6; P. O. Plum River; born in Wayne Co., Pa., Feb. 24, 1820; lived in N. Y. two years; came to this Co. in 1839; settled on farm where he now resides; among first settlers; married Miss Betsy Lyon Dec. 31, 1847; she was born in Wayne Co., N. Y., June 7, 1825; have eight children living: Albinus, Columbus J., Mary E., Charles H., Palmer, Douglas, Orlena, Reuben; have lost three children; lost his wife June 28, 2871; has been Supervisor five years; owns 476 acres of land; he and his son, C. J., both members of A. F. and A. M.

Treuckenmiller, G. L. - farmer; Sec. 28; P. O. Loran. [Truckenmiller?]

 

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Wagner, Lafayette - farmer and teacher; Sec. 32; P. O. Mt. Carroll; was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Jan. 15, 1828; when quite young his father moved to Wayne Co.; in 1850 he left home and crossed the plains to California, and was in the gold mines ten years, then returned to Ohio, and in 1860 came to this Cp.; Aug. 26, 1877, married Mrs. Keyser, whose maiden name was Nancy McGinnis; she had six children by her first marriage, four of whom are living: Mary J., William E., Elizabeth R. and Rosanna. Mr. Wagner has taught school for 20 years; has been Supervisor and Justice of the Peace; owns 207 acres of land.

Williams, Z. Taylor - farmer and teacher; Sec. 29; P. O. Loran, Stephenson Co.; was born in this Co. Sept. 4, 1848, and has made his home here ever since; traveled through Iowa and Central Illinois; attended Mt. Hope school, Pleasant Valley, and union school, Mt. Carroll; married Lucinda Mader April 14, 1870; she was born in this Co. May 5, 1852; one son, Wilber; owns 120 acres of land; he is now engaged in teaching the Union School in Berreman Twp.

Wise, Mrs. Esther - farming; Sec. 4; P. O. Willow; maiden name was Esther Wolfley; she was born in Union Co., Pa., Dec. 15, 1822, and moved with her parents to Centre Co.; was married Dec. 8, 1845, to Frederick Wise, who was born in Germany near the French line, Feb. 14, 1820; came to the U. S. in 1823, and in 1849 to Jo Daviess Co. Mr. Wise died march 2, 1873; has seven children living: George, Henry, Mrs. Julia A. Parkinson, Mrs. Mary C. Calhoun, William, Randolph G. and Jacob; William and Jacob are at the Rock River Seminary; owns 265 acres of land.

Wise, George - farmer; Sec. 4; P. O. Willow.

Wise, Henry - carpenter and joiner; P. O. Willow; born in Ward’s Grove, this Co., April 25, 1850; went to Nebraska in 1871; was there three years; came back to this Co.; served an apprenticeship at his trade in Stephenson Co.; married Miss Mary J. Troxell Nov. 9, 1875; she was born in Pleasant valley, this Co., Nov. 9, 1856; they have one child, Orus M., born Sept. 11, 1876. Mr. W. has lately erected a mill, in which he has a steam engine for grinding feed, and is already doing a good business.

Womer, John - blacksmith; Willow.

 

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Yeomans, John - laborer; Willow.

Yeomans, Wm. - laborer; Willow.