Taxpayers of Woodford County

1878

Transcribed from:  "From Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois (Wm. Le Baron, Jr. & Co., 1878)"

Transcribed and donated by Wini Caudell

 

Panola Township
Spring Bay Township

 

Panola Township Index
Atkinson-Hodgson
Iorger-McClelan
Nethercott-Ward

 

Panola Township

ATKINSON, JNO., farmer ; P. 0. Woodford.

Abbott, Geo., farmer; P.O. Woodford.

Adams, Jno., wagon mfr.; P. 0. Panola.

Althouse, Jacob, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

BROWN, J. 0., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Blunchin, W. M., farmer; P. 0. El Paso.

Blunchin, Phillip, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Blackmore, John, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Brugh, James, farmer : P. 0. El Paso.

Boon, Alex., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Bassett, P. S., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Boyd, Joshua, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Blackmore, James, farmer : P. 0. El Paso.

Boner, Marshall, farmer ;P.0. Panola.

Briggs, M. F.

Baughman, Jno., farmer. ; P. 0. Woodford.

Benson,Geo farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Boyd, Jno. M., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Betz, Solomon, P. 0. Panola.

CANNON, ISAAC, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Coombs, Benj., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Cook, Jno., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

DRURY, G. N., preacher; P. 0.Panola.

Duebr, Eva ; P. 0. El Paso.

Dye, Jas., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Down, John, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Donner, Peter, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Donner, Christian ; P. 0. Panola.

Donner, Fred ; P. 0. Panola.

Diggle, James, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Diggle, Thos., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Dawson, S. R., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Devries, N. S., farmer; P. 0. Panola.

ENRIGHT, JNO., section hand ; P.O. Panola.

Elliott, S. N., merchant; P. 0. Panola.

Evans, R. J., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Evans, J. S., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Ept, Henry, farmer; P. 0. El Paso.

Engel, C., farmer ; P. 0. Woodford.

Engel, Jno., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Evans, P. M., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Evans, J. C., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

EVANS, ROBERT J., farmer; P.O. Panola. Has 65 acres of excellent land in Sec. 32, valued at $65 per acre. He was born in Green County, Pa., June
11, 1817, and came to this county, Nov.1, 1855, and bought and improved his farm in 1856. married Nancy C. Gregg, in Pa., June, 1842. She was born in Green Co., Aug. 14, 1820. They have had 8 children-Josiah S., Casandra G., Rachel E., Jeremiah E., John C., Orpha T., Robert J. and Lewis K. Dea. Evans was one of the first to settle on this prairie ; assisted to start the Bapt. church ; has long been a leading member and officer ; has raised a large family of very capable children; all are intellectual, temperate, studious. and all have been self-made teachers.

 

FURSMAN, E. S., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Fisher, L. C., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Folkints, J. T., farmer ; P. 0. Woodford.

Folley, Michael, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Flood, M. C., farmer ; P. 0. Woodford.

Forsyth, James, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

EIGER, L. A., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Grundy, Thos., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Grundy, John, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Greibiel, Joseph, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Gotsman, L., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Gross, Samuel. farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

 Glassing, J. M., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Guard, Jno., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Gallaher, Thos., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Gibbons, James, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Gibbons, Michael, farmer ; P. 0.Panola.

HALL, HENRY, far. ; P. O. Panola.

 Horner. G-. W., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Haas, Jos., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Harrison, F.

Haas, Peter, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Hill, Daniel. farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Hodgson. Jesse, farmer: P. 0. Panola.

Herr Martin, farmer ;P.O. Panola.

HODGSON, LEVI, far., importer and breeder of Norman horses, also breeder of Durham cattle; P. 0. Panola; he was born in Clinton Co., Ohio, June 22, 1826, and came to Tazewell Co., Ill., in 1832, and to this place in 1856 ; has 240 acres of land on Sec. 28, valued at $14,000 ; he married Anna Bennett, in 1847 ; she was born in Tazewell Co., in 1830; they have had eleven children, four having died young-Byron, Alvin, Loein, Lewis, Elmer, Myra and Wilbert ; Mr. H. was one of the first settlers in the town, and by his industry and good management has made one of the best farms and homes in the town ; the enterprise which he has shown in the importation of the best Normans and the breeding of fine Durhams places him among the leading farmers and breeders of the State.

Horner, Landon, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Homer, James, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Hamm, W. H., farmer : P. O. El Paso.

Hurd, T. J.. farmer ; El Paso.

Hilsibeck, D. W.. far.: P. 0. Woodford.

Hilsibeck, J. C.. 'farmer ; P.O. Woodford.

Huxtable, W. A.. firmer ; P. O. Panola.

Horner, Jno., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Hefler Jno., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Hefler, Adam, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Hodge, R. R. farmer - P. 0. El Paso.

HODGSON, EDWIN, farmer and dealer in Norman horses ; P. 0. El Paso ; has 120 acres of fine land, valued at $7,000; he was born in Tazewell Co., Jan. 1,1842, and moved on his farm in 1868 ; he married Miss Sarah E. Worley, in 1863 ; she was born in Tazewell Co., in 1847 ; they have had eight children (four having died in infancy) Willie. Lester. Eugene and Charles. Mr. H. has a fine park of deer, and otherwise his home and surroundings show cultivation and taste ; he has a stable of fine Norman horses, one of which, " Belgin," an imported horse. has just been sold to go to 'Washington Ter., for a large price. Mr. H., in politics, is a Republican.
 

 

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Panola Township

IOERGER, HENRY. farmer ; P. 0. Woodford.

Ioerger. Fred., farmer ; P. 0. Woodford.

JOHNS, OAZIAS, farmer; P. 0. Panola.

Jenkins, Anton, farmer; P. 0. Panola.

JOHNSON, ANDREW, farmer : P. 0. El Paso; has 200 acres of splendid land, on Sec. 31, valued at .$55 per acre ; he was born in Germany, Dec., 1822, and came to this State and town Aug., 1 852 ; moved on his farm in 1868; he bought the Monk farm, in Roanoke, and lived on it for two years and sold it and bought where he now lives ; he married Mary F. Gibson, in Menard Co., April 14, 1857 ; she was born in Sangamon Co., Oct. 6, 1835; they have eight children-Malinda A., George W., Sarah J., Isaac, Teany, John H., Charles H. Jessie Lee and Arthur; John H. died March 3, 1871. Mr. J. came to this country poor, but by industry and good management and proverbial honesty, has a farm, dwelling and barn, which are the pride of Panola ; he is a very systematical farmer, and a representative German and man ; Democrat ; Lutheran.

KINGDON, HENRY, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Kingdom Elizabeth, farmer. P. 0. El Paso.

Krug, George, farmer ; 0. Panola.

Kelso, R. R.. farmer ; P. 0. El. Paso.

Kelley, John, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Krug, Michael, farmer : P. 0. Panola.

Kirk, John, farmer ; P. 0. Woodford.

Kirk, William, farmer ' - P. 0. Woodford.

KIRK, WILLIAM M., farmer ;
Sec. 5 : P. 0. Woodford ; he was born in the North of Ireland Dec. 4, 1827, and came to this country in 1846, and settled in Pennsylvania, and came to Tazewell Co., in 1852, and on to this farm in 1865. He married Miss Nan cy Jennings in Pennsylvania in 1849 ; she was born in the North of Ireland June 22, 1823 they have ten children -William, Ellen, John, Jane. Samuel, Nancy, Mathew, Anna, Elizabeth and and James ; Dem. ; Presb. : has 240 acres of excellent land, valued at $50 per acre ; Mr. K. has one of the good farms of the town, and when bought, one of the largest, being 440 acres, some of which is deeded to his sons ; he is one of the enterprising, intelligent men of the county, and has made farming a success.

LYONS. PATRICK, farmer ; P. 0. A El Paso.

Lockwood, Watson, far. ; P. 0. Panola.

Leary, John, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Lipold, John, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Lyons, James, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Lock, Job, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Leary, J. E. farmer : P. 0. Panola.

MIER., JOHN, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Major, Horace, farmer- P. 0. El Paso.

Mool, James, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Miller, George, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Malone, Patrick, farmer ' P. 0. Panola.

McKay Mich., section boss ; P. 0. Panola.

Morris, J. T. farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

McGreil, John, farmer P. 0. Woodford.

MYERS, OLIVER P. A., farmer and drover; P. 0. Panola; Independent and Quaker; was born in Greene Co., Pa., July 14, 1828, and came to this county in 1850, and purchased a good farm in Sec. 21, where he lived until March 20, 1878, when he sold part of his farm and moved into the village ; he has been a very successful farmer and drover, which has been his business from boyhood ; he was elected County Treasurer in 1861, and held the office for two years ; has several times been Supervisor, and holds the office at the present time ; he married Naomi J. Berry, Jan. 14, 1855, they have had three children—Buenos Ayres, Madge Lila and Wm. S. Berry, the latter having died when about eight years old, June-17. 1876.

McOMBER, HORACE L., farmer, etc.; P. 0. El Paso ; Republican and Methodist ; has 130 acres in Sections 34 and. 35, of fine land ; he was born in Saratoga Co., N. Y., Sept. 17, 1827, and came to this place in April, 1856, and bought his land direct from the Railroad Company; he married Miss Margaret J. Brown, Nov. 3, 1852; she was born in Saratoga Co., Feb. 1, 1832 ; they have four children—Laura J., Hattie M., John Lewis and Eddy T. Mr. McOmber came on to this prairie among the very first in the town, made a good selection, set out an orchard of 240 trees, laid out his farm into 10 and 20 acre lots with a fine hedge, has built a very fine house and other improvements, which renders his home and farm one of the most desirable.

McCLELAN, CHARLES 0., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso ; in politics is . Independent ; has 200 acres of very fine land, on Secs. 34 and 35. He was born near Lowell, Mass., January 12, 1819, and came to Antioch, Lake Co., Ill., in 1838, and worked for Mr. L. Piersons one year, then made a clearing of some land, and remained on it until 1852 ; then sold out and moved into Jo Daviess Co., and remained there until 1862, when he came to this township and located a part of his farm from the Government, and purchased a part from the railroad company. He married Eunice W. Avery April 6, 1846 ; she was born in Brandon, Rutland Co., Vt., May 5, 1827 ; they have three children —Orris W., Flora R. and F. Avery. Mr. McC. values his farm at $10,000, which he has accumulated and saved by his own industry and economy. They have a pleasant home, and are deserving of it.




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NETHERCOTT, WM., farmer ; P.O. El Paso.

Nethercott, Robt., farmer : P. 0. El Paso.

OCONNEL, TIMOTHY, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Oberlander, Wm., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Oberhelmann, Aug., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

PIPER, JOS., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Peterson, Barthol., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Parks,B., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Pittman, Jesse A., farmer; P. 0. Woodford.

Plackett. Jesse, farmer ; P. 0. Panola

Paden, James, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Perrin, E. T., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Phillips, M. S., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Peck, John, farmer ; P. 0. Woodford.

Pawley, Edward, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Punke, Henry, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Pleasants, J. W.; P. O. Panola.

Priest, John, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Parnham, Rich., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Parnham, Thos., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

PUNIKE, REINHOLD F., farmer; P.0. El Paso ; is a Democrat and Lutheran Reformed ; has a very fine farm of 240 acres on Sec. 24, valued at $10,000 ; was born in Prussia, August 14, 1840, and came to this State in 1859, and to this county in 1863, and worked in El Paso at the cabinet business, a trade he learned in his own country thoroughly; in 1866, he bought his farm and moved on to it, and is succeeding remarkably well as a farmer ; he married Miss Wilhelmine Otto, in 1865; she was born in Germany, Sept. 28, 1843 ; they have five children, lost one—Gustav Adolph, Henry Herman, Ana Emilie, Wilhelmine Antonette and Auoust Reinhold ; Mr. Punke has a good business education, and is among the most enterprising of his countrymen.

REUST, SAMUEL, farmer ; P.O. Panola.

Reiser, Nicholas, farmer ; PO. Panola.

Render, Jno. C., farmer : P.O. El Paso. Reed, J. C., farmer ; P. O. Woodford

Rudd, Jas., farmer ' P.O. Woodford.

Reust, A., farmer ; PO. Panola.

Ruvenacht, C., farmer ; PO. Panola.

Roll, Leonard, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Render, Jas., farmer P. 0. El Paso.

Roth, Peter, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Ruvenacht, C. H., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Ruvenacht, Barbara; P. 0. Panola.

RAYMANN, LOUIS, harness maker ; P. 0. Panola; he is the Town -Justice, is a Democrat and a Catholic ; was born in Prussia, Feb. 16, 1826, and came to this country in 1S54 and settled in Connecticut., and remained there 14 years ; in 1865 he came to El Paso, and in 1870 came to this place ; he learned his trade while young, where to get an education and learn a trade means something. He married Ludowine Klodt in 1851. They have had 13 children, three having died young-Mary, Louis, Louise, Andrew, Gustavus, Dora, Anna, Loduwine, Em ma and Leo. Leo is the 13th child, and is named in honor of Pope Leo XIII. Mr. R. is a very intelligent and industrious citizen, and ranks favorably among the enterprising merchants of the county.

STRICKLAND T. J., far.; P. 0. Panola.

Sturgeon, W. C. farmer ; P.O. El Paso.

Sauter, Jno., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Saltsinan, Geo., P. 0. El Paso.

Sturgeon. Samuel. farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Schofield. Richard, farmer ; P.O. Panola.

Shaw, J. M.. farmer ; PO El Paso.

Scott. Thos., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Sheen, Andrew. farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Sharp. Dennis. farmer : P.O. Panola.

SALTSMAN, HENRY, farmer, etc.; P.O. Panola; Democrat and Universalist ; was born in Montgomery Co., N. Y., April 18, 18O8. and removed to Cortland Co. in 1822; in 1852, came to Aurora. and in 1856. came to Panola. He has 220 acres of land well improved, lives in the village, and owns a good home, and considerable village property. Was Deputy Sheriff in Cortland Co. for twelve years ; has been Justice here for twenty years, and one of the active politicians of the county. He married Polly Carpenter in Dryden, Tompkins Co., N. Y., Sept. 9, 1832. She was born there March 8, 1813. They have had eight children-Geo. W., Chas. A., Candace A., Sanford B., Anna M., Abner C., Nicholas H. and Abbie L. Anna 31., Sanford B. and Abbie L. are dead. Santa B. died Nov. 16, 1876, of disease contracted in the army.

 

Smith. Leonard, farmer ; P.O. Panola.

Stumbaugh, Levi, farmer ; PO. El Paso.

Syze. Thos., farmer ; PO. Woodford.

Strickland, W. I., farmer ; P.O. El Paso.

Sheppard, David, laborer ; P.O. Panola.

Saltsman, Polly ; P. 0. Panola.

Shaw, 0. P., Sr., farmer : P.O. El Paso.

SCHWEIZER, JOHN, grocery man and dealer in grain ; P. 0. Panola; was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, April 20, 183S, and came to this country and town Sept. 6, 1867 and engaged in the shoe business, and continued in it until Dec., 1877, when he engaged in the grocery and grain trade ; he married Anna Sturm in Germany, in 1863;they have four children-Barbary, Mary, Joseph and Katie. He is an energetic and industrious citizen, and has the respect and confidence of the community. He is an Independent and a Catholic.

Scott, Wm., farmer ; P,O. Panola.

Summers, E. R., farmer: P. 0. Panola.

Summers, M. Mrs. ; P. O. Panola.

Springate, Wm., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Shaw, 0. P., Jr., farmer ; P.O. El Paso.

Saltsman, C. A. farmer ; P.O Panola.

Shaw. Thomas, A.,; P. 0. Panola.

Senenzer. J. B., farmer ; P.O. El Paso.

SWARTZ, JOSEPH B., farmer  breeder of Clydesdale horses and general stock raiser; P.O. El Paso; is a Re publican :attends the Evangelical Associated Church ; has 240 acres on See. 34, and 160 on Sec. 3, opposite, in McLean Co., all valued at $24,000. He was born in Fairfield Co.. Ohio, May 8, 1834, and came to this State and place, Feb., 1866. He married Miss Barbary E. Keller, April 23, 1857. She was born in Licking Co.. Ohio, July 8, 1840. They have had ten children, (lost two)-Clinton T.. Clara A., Melvin W., Ida Bell, Lucy May, Elsie Ellen, Joseph V. and Ralph B. Mr. S., as a farmer and stock raiser, ranks among the very best in the county, and his farm and surroundings are among the beautiful ones of the State. SHAW, OLIVER P., farmer ; P.O. El Paso ; in politics, is a Democrat, and in religion a Methodist ; has 280 acres of land on Secs. 10 and 11. He was born in Brown Co., Ohio, May 24, 1819, and came to Metamora, this county, Oct 13, 1855, and to this farm in Feb., 1860. He married, for his first wife, Jane Pindall, in 1838. She died in Jan., 1843, and left three children; one died while young—Thomas J., Oliver P., Jr. He married his present wife, Celenda G. Briggs, Dec. 14, 1844. She was born in Briggs,Co., Mass., June 30, 1820. They have had seven children (lost four)—James M., Mary A. and William F. Mr. Shaw is one of the pioneers on this vast prairie, and has made many substantial improvements, which render his home and farm one of the very attractive features of this part of the town.

TAYLOR, J. C., farmer ; P. 0. Panola. 

Tervehen, Albert, blacksmith ; P. 0. Panola.

Thomas, D., blacksmith : P. 0. Panola.

Tucker, Chas., farmer ;P. 0. Panola.

Tobie. I.W., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Tool, Geo., farmer ; P. 0. Panola. 

Thorpe, Geo., Jr., farmer ; P.O. Panola.

Thorpe, Wm., farmer P. 0. Panola.

THORPE, GEORGE, far. : P. O. Panola; Rep. and Meth.; has 400 acres in See. 1, valued at $20,000, also a fine farm near Peoria, and considerable Peoria city property ; he was born in Derbyshire, England, March 3, 1819, and came to Peoria May 20, 1841, where he worked at his trade, building and contracting, for eighteen years, when be bought a farm near the city, and remained there until March, 1869, when he came to this county ; he married Eliza Morris, in Peoria, Oct., 1842;she was born in Lancashire, England, July 11, 1821; they have had seven children—two having died in infancy, and Henry died when thirteen years old ; four living—William, 34 years old ; George, 32; Mary Ann 23, and Joseph, 17 ; Mr. T. came to this country poor, and by industry and good management has accumulated a rich competency ; in 1876, he lost all his buildings by fire (except his house), together with nearly all his grain and hay, and other valuable property ; his farm and location is one of the most desirable.

UNGER, CHRIST., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

VOSBERG, HEDDO, farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Vosberg, G. H., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Ward, L. N. farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Wall, John D., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Wills, Frank M., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Weinhamer, A. J., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Waite, F. T., farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Worley, J. M., farmer ; P. 0. Panola.

Welch, W. W., farmer; P. 0. Panola.

Wallace, A. C. farmer; P. 0. Panola.

Wait, M. II., C.,; P. 0. El Paso.

Whiting, Francis, farmer P. 0. El Paso.

Wilkey, John, farmer ;P.0. El Paso.

Worley, C. E. farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.

Whitlock, Edwin, blacksmith; P. 0. Pa
nola.

Walden, Joseph, farmer ; P. 0. El Paso.
 

WARD, JOHN, farmer ; Sec. 19 ; P. 0. Panola ; he was born in Marshall Co., W. Va., July 17, 1823, and came to this county in 1856, and on this farm in 1857 ; he married Jane B. Bryson in Marshall Co., W. Va., Feb. 17, 1852 ; she was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, Oct. 29, 1830 ; they have two boys—Lemuel N , and Darwin A. ; Mr. Ward was among the first to settle on this then vast unbroken prairie, and one now passing his valuable farm and residence will recognize it as the home of a prosperous and thorough man, and one whose prosperity depended upon his labor ; Rep. ; Meth. ; has 346 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPRING BAY TOWNSHIP

Index

Ahrens-Crocker
Drury-Friedrich
Genoways-Koempel
Leineweber-Shottenkirk
Scheerer-Zeller

 

SPRING BAY TOWNSHIP

AHRENS, HENRY, farmer; P. 0. Spring Bay.


AHRENS, JOHN B., retired farmer; P. 0. Spring Bay; was born in Hanover, Germany, Dec. 21,1810 ; emigrated to America in 1846, stopping in New Orleans about five, years, and in 1852, came directly to Spring Bay, purchasing two lots and erecting a small house. For the next ten years was employed most of the time in warehouse; in 1863, purchased forty acres of land and commenced fanning. He was married in Germany in 1831, to Miss Katrina Knoll; she was born in Germany in 1805 ; have had five children, three living—Wilhelmina (now Mrs. Peter Peterson, of Marshall County), Margaret (now Mrs. Wm. Fisher, of Spring Bay), and Henry; lost two— Joseph died in the army in 1864; and Harmon, died in Spring Bay in 1871. Mr. A. now owns 72 acres of land and 23 town lots.


BARTH, GEORGE, farmer; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Blanchard, Wm., farmer; P. 0. Fond du Lac. Tazewell Co.


BUOKLER, JOSEPH, far., Sec. 36; P. 0. Fondulac, Tazewell Co.; owns 80 acres of land in Woodford, and 40 in Tazewell County; was born in Alsace, France, in June, 1824. Emigrated to America in 1852; came to Peoria, Ill., remaining there about eight years, working at day labor. In 1861, came to Spring Bay Township, his present location. Married Miss Ellen Schop at Alsace in 1848 ; she was born in France in 1824, and died at Spring Bay Feb. 26, 1875. Have had nine children, six living—Joseph, Jr., Jacob, William, Mary, Ellen and Charles; lost three—Joseph, Mary and Charlie. In addition to above mentioned land, Mr. B. owns 80 acres of fine cultivated land in Metamora Township.
 

BELSLEY, JOSEPH, retired far. 5 P. 0. Spring Bay; S. 24 ; was born near Alsace, France, May 20. 1812; emigrated to America in 1831. coming direct to Tazewell Co., Ill., remaining about five years, then to (what is now Spring Bay Township) Woodford Co.. his father, Michael Belsley, purchasing 314 acres of land; Mr. Belsley now owns 309 acres in this township, 480 in Roanoke Township, and 160 in Livingston Co., Ill.; married Miss Barbara Engle, in Tazewell Co.; in 1840; she was born in France, Feb. 8. 1821; have had 12 children, seven living—Peter, Christian, Joseph, Jr., John, David, Solomon. Benjamin; lost five—Joseph, Michael. Jacob. Jacob and Catharine; coming at an early day. Mr. B. has seen vast changes; by industry and indomitable energy he has accumulated a nice property; as a farmer he has ranked among the most enterprising, and as a citizen he is much esteemed.


Chickeny, Charles, far.; P. 0. Spring Bay.
Cook, Micajah, mail messenger; P. 0. Spring Bay.


CROCKER, OZIAS, farmer; P. 0 Fondulae, Tazewell Co.; Sec. 25 ; born in Spring Bay Township, Oct. 2, 1835; married Miss Ellen Loveless, in Peoria Co., Sept. 7, 1862; she was born in Ohio, June, 1841; two children—John Russell, born July 18, 1863; Hannah, born Dee. 15. 1868; owns 96 acres of land.


CROCKER, ROLAND, farmer and milling; Sec. 35; P. 0. Fondulac, Tazewell Co.; was born in Columbia Co., N. Y.. May 24. 1815. When 13 years of age, came to Tazwell(now Woodford) Co., and has resided here ever since. Owns 240 acres of land and a flouring-mill Married Miss Lydia Loveless at Spring Bay, March 18, I860. She was born in Ohio, July 11, 1838; one child—Austin, born Oct. 30.1869. Mr. Crocker was one of the early settlers, and a more extended notice of him appears in the historical part of the work under head of Spring Bay Tp.
 

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Drury, J., farmer; P. 0. Fondulac.


Davis, Oliver, carp; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Dubois. F., farmer : P. 0. Spring Bay.


Dubois, A., farmer; P. 0. Spring Bay.


DeFord, Isaac, farmer: P. 0. Spring Bay.


DE FORD, GEO. W., farmer; Sec. 26: P. 0. Spring Bay; was born in Polk Co., Iowa, Feb. 12, 1850. Parents came to Woodford Co. in 1852. locating in Partridge Tp.; resided there about sixteen years, then to Linn Tp., remaining four years, then back to Partridge Tp. for four years; finally, in 1876, to Spring Bay Tp.. his present
home. Married Miss Elsie Williams at Spring Bay, July 2. 1876. She was born in Woodford Co.. Nov. 14, I860. : One child—Leon Lewis, born Sept. 12, 1877. His father, Isaac De Ford, resides 2 mile south, in Spring Bay Tp. He was born in Ohio. Aug. 8. 1820.


EGE, JOHN, carpenter and lumber dealer; P. 0. Spring Bay; was born in Wurtemburg. Germany. April 12,1826; emigrated to America in 1846 ; locating in Philadelphia, remaining there three years, engaged in furniture trade ; then to Peoria Ill., in 1849. and in 1851. to Spring Bay, his present home; owns 134 acres in Spring Bay Township, about 28 town lots, and other town property; married Miss Margaret Stanter. at Peoria. in Dec. 1849 : she was born in Bavaria, Germany, Sept. 19. 1825; have had seven children, three living—Hannah (now Mrs. John Belsley. of Roanoke), Carrie, Amelia: lost four—Catherine, died Jan. 13. 1851: John C.. died Sept, 19, 1860; Mary! died in Dee., 1872 ; Louisa, died in Oct., 1873. Mr. Ege now holds offices of Justice of the Peace. Assessor and School Trustee ; is also Notary Public. and has been Supervisor five years.


 

EICHHORN, PETER, Sr., brewer: P. 0. Spring Bay; was born at Walldorf, in Baden, Germany. Aug. 30, 1828: emigrated to America. June 8. 1847; located first at Dresden, Ohio, remaining there about one year, employed in a cooper shop; from there, to Cincinnati,working about nine months as a brewer, then about three months in St. Louis; thence, in 1849, to Peoria. Ill., working as brewer, and also keeping a saloon and boarding house; in 1851, came to Spring Bay Township, building a brewery the same year, which he has continued ever since.. Married Josephine Schultz. at Peoria, in 1850; she was born at Weier in Baden. Germany. March 15. 1832. and died Nov.10,1869; married Miss Catharine Winkler. at Peoria. May 12. 1870: she was born (in what is now Woodford Co.) Aug. 6, 1848: nine children by first marriage— George C.; Louisa (now Mrs. Ehringer, of Washburn). Peter, Jr.. Frederick, Mary, Henry, Anna, Bertha, Bosa; four children by second marriage—Herman, Julius, William and Edward Anton. Mr. E. owns 80 acres of timber land. 2 1/2 miles from Spring Bay, and 640 acres of land in Nebraska.

FAUBER.PERRY,farmer;P.0. Fondulac
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Fischer. Wm. wagon maker; P. 0. Spring
Bay.

Fagott. F. G.. farmer; P. 0.Spring
Bay


Fagot. Jos., farmer: P. 0. Spring Bay

FRIEDRICH, ERNST, farming and milling ; P. O. Spring Bay: was born in Saxony. Germany. Sept. 28, 1834; emigrated to America in 1853, locating first in Sheboygon. Wis.; working at carpenter trade about one year, then to Ontonagon. Lake Superior, remaining about two years, then back to Wisconsin two years, thence to Peoria. Ill. in 1858, locating there; finally in 1867. came to Spring Bay. his present home; purchased a flouring-mill of Alex. Patridge, and has continued it ever since in 1876, bought 308 acres of land of A. N. Biard, Sec. 1. valued at about $12 per acre; married Miss Lousia Lingel, at Sheboygan. Wis.. Nov.. 1855; she was born in Saxony. Germany. Dec. 6. 1835 ; have had six children, four living—Frances (now Mrs. P. Eichorn, Jr.) Wm. F., Emma and Lousia ; lost two, Emma and baby not named; Mr. Friederich has been elected to various town oflices at different times; is the present Town Clerk, and has discharged the duties very acceptably.

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GENOWAYS, C. A., retired far.; P- 0. Spring Bay; was born in Ohio, Sept. 22, 1821; resided there until 17 years of age, then came to Tazewell (now Woodford) Co., purchasing a farm of 40 acres, about one and a quarter miles southeast of Spring Bay; in Feb., 1874, commenced mercantile trade in ; Spring Bay. continuing same until March 4, 1878 ; Mr. Genoways has held office of Supervisor at different times, and is the present Supervisor of the town; was also Constable for 24 years; married Miss Diana Burt, in Spring Bay Tp., Sept. 18, 1844; she was born in Ohio, ; June 6, 1827; had ten children, eight ] living—Hannah L. (now Mrs. Forney, ; of Roanoke Township), Julia E. (now Mrs. Rochford, of Spring Bay). Adeline | A. (now Mrs. Marshall), Maria J. (now Mrs. Elsworth of Nebraska), Margaret E., Fannie L., Lydia J., Douglas A.; Diama, died Feb. 3, 1872; Samuel A., died Feb. 12, 1873!


GOEHRING, LOUIS, farmer; Sec. 1; P. 0. Spring Bay ; owns 203 acres of land, valued at §30 per acre ; was born in Bavaria, Germany, July 5,1820; emigrated to America in March, 1848. locating in Evansville, Ind.; remained only two months ; then to Kentucky for about two months; then for five years spent the Winter seasons in Mississippi. Finally, in 1853, settled in Partridge Township, Woodford Co.. being there thirteen years engaged in farming; then came to Spring Bay Township, and has lived here since. Married Miss Elizabeth Bair, in Partridge Township, Feb. 24, 1853; she was born in Alsace, France, in June, 1823; eight children —Daniel, Catharine (now Mrs. Daniel Wagner), Louis, Susan, Lawrence, Elizabeth, Jacob and Christine.


HULBERT.H., farmer; P. 0. Spring Bay.
Hawkins, Dempsey, far.; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Hewitt, J.C., merch.; P. 0. Spring Bay.
Hewitt, Sarah. P. 0. Spring Bay.
Hodge, John, laborer ; P. 6. Spring Bay.


Hildemeier, Mich'l, far.; P. 0. Fondulac.


Haas, Jacob, farmer ; P. O. Fondulac.
HOSHOR, PERRY W., farmer; Sec 23 ; P. O. Spring Bay; was born in Spring Bay Township, Nov. 5, 1841, and in 1851 went to Fairfield County, 0., remaining

there about six years; returned to Spring Buy and has lived here ever since. Married Miss Catharine Dwyer at Spring Bay in June, 1S65; she was born in Ireland ; have six children—Mary E., Cordelia. William, Alfred, Ellen and John. He owns 280 acres of land in Worth Township, 240 in Metamora Township and about 50 in Tazewell County.


JONES. ELI. miller; P. 0. Spring Bay.


JUNG, GOTTFRIED, retired; P. 0. Spring Bay; was born at Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, April 2, 1823 ; emigrated to America in 1844; after remaining six weeks in New York City, he returned to Germany; came back in 1845. returned again in 1847, came back in 1848, and in Jan., 1852, located in Woodford Co., commencing the mercantile trade at Spring Bay; about 1861, he established a lumber yard, which he continued until 1870; in Aug., 1872, he discontinued the store, selling to Charlie Koelcher, the present occupant; married Miss Christian Meinnolt, at Peoria ,Ill., Jan. 23, 1851; she was born in Germany, Feb. 21. 1831; no children. Mr. Jung was very successful in his mercantile pursuits, and has accumulated a nice property ; built himself a handsome residence, and owns land in different parts of the Co.; for the past fifteen or sixteen years he has been aflicted with rheumatism, which confined him most of the time to the house ; is very popular and universally respected.


KOELSCHE, CHAS., P. M.; P. 0.
Spring Bay.


KOEMPEL, JACOB, boots and shoes; P. 0. Spring Bay; was born in Bavaria, Germany, July 14, 1831; emigrated to America, in June, 1852, coming direct to St. Louis, remaining there, working at the shoemaker's trade about one year; in April, 1853. went to Germantown, Worth Township., and worked at his trade three years; came to Spring Bay. in April, 1856, remaining about four years, and then to Partridge Tp. for four years; finally came back to Spring Bay. and has lived here ever since: married Miss Eve Volk in Worth Tp.,Jan. 1. 1856 ; she was born in Bavaria, Germany, March, 12. 1829 ; five children— Eliza-beta, Sophia, Terese, Adam, Frank.
 

 

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LEINEWEBER, CASPER, carpenter; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Leonard, Wm., farmer; P. 0. Fondulac.


Loveless, Abraham, carp: P. 0. Spring Bay.


Loveless, Thomas, far.; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Loser, Peter, farmer : P. 0. Spring Bay.

MEISTER, J. A., far. ; P.O Spring Bay


Matthis, John farmer P.O.Fondulac.


Matthis, James, farmer ; P. 0. Fondulac.


Mader, Gottfried, butcher: P. 0. Spring Bay.


Merbath, Maria A., merchant; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Meister, Conrad, blacksmith ; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Mourer, Jos., laborer; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Meinholt, Geo.. tailor; P. 0. Spring Bay.


NICOLAS, ELIZABETH. P. 0.
Spring Bay.


Newman F. W., shoemaker; P. 0. Spring Bay.


NICOLAS, FRANK, far. ; P. 0. Spring Bay; was born in Lorraine, France, July 15, 1851 ; his parents emigrating to America, same year, locating in Spring Bay Township ; his father N. Nicolas, was borne in Lorraine, France, Sept. 17, 1811, and died in April, 1861 ; his mother, Elizabeth Nicolas, was born in France, March 3, 1821 ; they were married in Ashville, France, Sept. 17, 1850 ; two children living — Frank (the subject of this sketch), and Ellen, born in Spring Bay, Jan. 24, 1858; lost two — Elizabeth and Prosper. In 1872. Mr. Nicolas went to Nebraska. remaining about fourteen months, and then returned to Spring Bay ; in March, 1878, he again started for Nebraska, to return during the Summer ; while there, had charge of land belonging to L. Williams ; it is the intention of Mr. N. to locate permanently near Lincoln. Neb.

REISING, ADAM, mason; P. 0.
Spring Bay.


Richwein, Simon, cooper ; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Rohmann, Peter, farmer ; P. 0. Spring Bay.

Rohmann, Jno.. far. ; P. O. Spring Bay.


Ragy, Jos., farmer ; P. 0. Spring Bay.
 

SNYDER, NICHOLAS, farmer; P.O. Spring Bay.


Stotler, Wm., far.: P. 0. Fondulac.


Sigel. Fred, lab.; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Shults, C. S., lab.; P. 0. Spring Bay.


SPILLMAN, WM. P., farmer; See. 36 : P. 0. Spring Bay ; owns 286 acres of land in Spring Bay and Partridge Tps.; was born in Zurich, Switzerland, March 14, 1836: emigrated to America in 1851 settling in Peru. III. remaining there eight years. In 1859, came to Spring Bay—his present location; served three years in Company " F," 85th Ill. Inf., being discharged at Springfield, Ill., June 5, 1865 ; married Miss Therese This at Peru, III, March 4,1859. She was born in Lorraine, France, Aug. 28, 1838; have had eight children—Mary B., born Jan. 17. 1860 ; Eugene W., born May 16, 1863: William J., born March 23, 1866; Anna F., born June 21, 1868; Henry J., born Oct. 11, 1870; three deceased—Julia M., Albert S. and Louisa M.


SHOTTENKIRK, P.,farmer; Secs. 11 and 14; P. 0. Spring Bay; was born in Johnstown, Montgomery Co., N. Y.. April 22, 1812. In 1838, removed to what is now Spring Bay Tp., and has resided here ever since. His brother, John C., had preceded him about three years. Married Miss Elizabeth Williams April 17,1857. She was born in Spring Bay Tp. July 16. 1841; seven children—DeEtte H., Dewitt C., Susan, Jay, Ellen. Phineas, Cora. Owns 627 acres in Spring Bay Tp.; 360 in Panola Tp. His father lived to be 73 years of age, having served in the Revolutionary War, and was buried in Montgomery Co., N. Y. His brother, John C., died here at the advanced age of 80 years. Mr. S. was one of the first pioneers of the county, settling here at a very early day. Like many of the enterprising pioneers, he arrived here with scarcely any property, and in journeying over an almost unbroken wilderness he experienced a good share of inconveniences and disappointments. Mr. S. is now pecuniarily well situated, and has been spared to see his children enjoying the fruits of his own economy and industry.
 

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SCHEERER. CASPER, wagon maker; P. 0. Spring Bay ; was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Dec. 4. 1826. Emigrated to America in 1854, locating first in Northumberland Co., Pa., then to Springfield, 0.. to Peoria, Ill., to Pekin, Ill., and finally to Spring Bay in 1856, living here ever since, working at his trade. Married Miss Catherine Moorer at Spring Bay, June 10, 1861. She was born in France Oct. 15. 1843; have had six children, four living— Catherine, Mary. William. Elizabeth. Lost two—John, died May 13, 1872; Anna, died Sept. 30,1873. Owns fifty-six acres marsh land, besides seven town lots and other town property. Mr. Scheerer has been engaged in the manufacture of wagons upward of twenty years, turns out first-class work, uses the best material, and is well and favorably known as a skilled mechanic.


Williams, B., fanner; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Williams, C., farmer; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Williams, R., farmer; P. 0. Spring Bay.


Walker, Wm., farmer; P. 0. Spring Bay.



 

WILLIAMS, LEWIS, grain dealer; P. O. Spring Bay; is one of the earliest settlers of the county ; was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 4. 1825 ; his parents removing to Illinois when he was but four years of age ; Mr. Williams has resided in what is now Spring Bay Tp,, Woodford County, since 1829 ; been engaged in farming, buying grain, lumber, etc., etc. ; established a general country store in I860, doing a large and flourishing business; married Mrs. Morty Heufling, at Chicago, Nov. 29, 1869 ; she was born in Switzerland, Nov. 12, 1841 ; besides 334 acres of land in this township, Mr. Williams owns land in Worth Township, and a large tract in Nebraska.


ZELLER, JOHN G., physician and surgeon ; P. 0. Spring Bay; was born in Bavaria. Germany, Dec. 10, 1828; emigrated to America in 1847 ; returned to Germany in 1849, and came back in 1853, stopping at St. Louis, Mo.; came to Woodford County in 1854 ; returning to St. Louis in the Fall of that year, and graduating there; came to Spring Bay. locating here in 1855; married Frederika C. Nicholas, at St. Louis, in March, 1855 ; she was born in Prussia, Germany, in 1826, and died in May, 1865, leaving four children: in Sept., 1865, married Caroline Winkler ; she was born (in what is now Woodford County), in 1846 ; four children by first marriage— Charles A., George A., Josephine M., Frederika C. ; three children by second marriage—Catherine, Julius and Christine ; Dr. Zeller is today one of the most successful and largely patronized physicians of Woodford County; has a large and lucrative practice, being a gentleman of acknowledged ability an dwell educated in the medical profession.

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