Jo Daviess County, Illinois
The Township of Berreman, also one of the smaller townships, is situated in the southeast corner of the county. It was formerly well supplied with timber. But little mineral has been discovered within its borders, and but little effort has been made in that direction. There. are no villages within the township. Its first settler was D. Tiffany, and his descendants still own the land upon which he first located. S. B. Gates, J. Parkinson and Isaac Parkinson were also early settlers. The first post office established in this township was located at a place called Willow, and the first postmaster was I. W. Parkinson. The township of Berreman was intensely loyal during the War of the Rebellion, and furnished as many soldiers for the Union Army, in proportion to its population as any other township in the county.
(This section is taken from the book "History of Jo Daviess County 1904)
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