Paul G. Biggs is the proprietor of the town of Bigg’s Station, on the I., B. &
W. Railroad, east of Havana. It was surveyed and platted April 19, 1875, and is
now an important shipping point on that line of railroad.
He was born in August, 1843, in Clinton County, Ohio; immigrated to Illinois
with his parents in 1856, and settled in Havana, and removed to his present
location in 1873, and opened the first business house in the place.
In conformity to universal experience, Paul, like every other descendant of
Adam, “found it was not good to be alone,” and with rare judgment and good
sense, (an article not usually brought into requisition is such cases,) selected
as “a help-mate for him,” Miss M.A. Springer, of Peoria County, Illinois. They
were married January 8, 1872. Cheerfully, happy and contented, they are floating
down the stream of time together, the banks of which, is their case, seem to be
lined only with flowers. No rude storms or adverse winds seem to ruffle the
smooth surface; no rock to strand, no bars to obstruct their passage, so onward
pleasantly they glide.
Contributed by: Mandy Reiley