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station and express agent, remaining in their employ nearly fourteen years, during which period he was also engaged in the lumber and grain trade. In 1869 he resumed the occupation of farmer, which has since been his business. He owns 320 acres of land in Hudson Township. In 1854, he was married to Miss Mary A. McCaughey, who was born in Medina Co., Ohio, Aug. 28, 1833 ; six children by this union, three of whom are living-Mary A., wife of 1. W. Stevenson, of Bloomington ; James T., and Henrietta R. The deceased are-Charles T., died May 8. 1857, Edgar C. ; April 9, 1870, and 'Bessie B., March 21, 1869. Mr. G. has many relics, which date far back into the past, among which are a cane presen ed to his great-grandfather on his voyage from Wales to the United States ; a watch, of English manufacture, carried by his grandfather from the age of 16 vill his death ; a will, dated at Hempstead, Queens Co., V. Y., Sept. 17. 1838; a copy of the Bloomington Observer, bearing date June 15, 1839, published by J. W. Fell; also many other relics.
D. GONDER farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 25: P. 0. Hudson ; was born in Licking Co., Ohio, Jan. 5, 1826, which was his home until his removal to the West; in Aug., 1847, he enlisted in Co. B, 5th Ohio Inf., and served one year in the Mexican war, under Gen. Scott; the commander of the division was Gen. Patterson, and of the brigade, Gen. Cushing; after he was mustered out of the service, in 1848, he returned to the place of his nativity, and, in the fall of 1856, removed to Illinois, locating in Money Creek Township, this county; came to his present home in 1863. He has served as Commissioner of Highways one term ; owns eighty acres of land in Hudson Township, and was married in 1850, 10 Miss Mary A. Leeding, who was born in Cambridgeshire, England: she came to this country in 1819; they have five children livingWilliam, Harriet E. (wife of William Little), James H., Mary A. and George W.; they have lost four children-Francis M., died in 1866; Robert L., died in 1869, and two others died in infancy.
JAMES GREER, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 14; P. 0. Hudson ; born in the North of Ireland, April 4, 1813 ; in 1840, he emigrated to the United States; he firsı located in Long Island, N. Y., where he remained until 1847, when he concluded to try his fortune in the then far-off West; he left New York in April of that year, arriving in Chicago the 2d of May, and located in Hudson Township, this county, the same month. Mr. G. has lived on the farm where he now resides thirty-two years; for several years after his settling here, there were no fences to interfere with travel between his place and Bloomington. Owns 203 acres of farm lands in Hudson Township, and 36 acres of timber in Money Creek Township.
WILLIAM HASENWINKLE, proprietor of Hudson Mill and Elevator, Hudson; born in Prussia Nov. 15, 1834; came to this county in November, 1857, and during the same year located at Bloomington, Ill.; in 1868, he engaged in the milling business at Hudson, his present home; his mill was yuilt in 1868, and the elevator in 1871. In 1861, he married Miss Louisa Stoll, who was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, May 10, 1838. Mr. H. served nine months in the regular army, at Berlin, Germany : he is a member of Masonic Lodge, No. 628, A., F. & A. M., at Hudson, Ill. His business card will be found in the business directory of this work.
JUAN HAYNES, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 23; P. 0. Hudson; born in Shropshire, Eng., March 9, 1831; came to the United States in 1859, and after working at his trade at Independence, Mo.; during that spring and summer, he came to Bloomington, Ill., and worked on the State Normal School building; he came to Hudson Township in the spring of 1860, and engaged in farming; in 1862, he enlisted in Co. E, 94th 1. V. I., and served till the close of the war; was at the battle of Springfield, Mo., siege of Vicksburg, and other battles aud skirmishes; he has served two terms as School Director; owns 160 acres of land in Hudson Township. Married in September, 1865, to Miss Mary Dunseth, who was born in Money Creek Township; she died in 1869; two children by this union-one living-Nettie A., born Sept. 5, 1866. He was again married in 1869, to Mrs. Eliza (Rowej Myers, who was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio; three children by this union-two living—Emma S. and John F.; Cora H., died April 14, 1872.
HIRAM HAVENS, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 21 ; P. O. Hudson ; born in Licking Co., Ohio, March 29, 1817; when about 12 years of age, his father, Jesse Havens, moved to Illinois; they first stopped at Big Grove, near the present site of Urbana, Champaign Co. In January 1830, the family located at Havens' Grove, Hudson Township; the condition of the county at that time, and the hardships consequent to the settling of a new country, will be fully set forth in the history of this and other townships. The subject of this sketch worked on his father's farm till about twenty-one years of age, when he became a tiller of the soil on his own account, combining his farm work with hunting, not only for amusement, but quite frequently as a matter of necessity, to furnish food from the flesh of the deer, and kill wolves for the protection of their poultry and flocks. Prior to the settlement of the Havens family, two parties, Harbard and Grose, had made claims within the present confines of Hudson Township, but their stay was temporary, their claims being purchased by Mr. Havens' father for $100 in silver; Mr. H. being therefore the first permanent settler of this township. Mr. Hiram Havens was married to Miss Sarah A., daughter of John Trimmer, April 5, 1838 ; she was born in New Jersey, Feb. 4, 1821. Mrs. Havens' father came to Smith's Grove, now in Towanda Township, in the summer of 1826, and of this family further mention will be made in histories of Towanda and Money Creek Townships. Mr. Havens has served as Justice of the Peace twenty years; Supervisor one term ; he has given to his children a part of his land, but still owns and operates a farm of 170 acres. They have three children now living-Martha H., wife of John S. Johnston; Alice, wife of Allen Hibbert, and Etta B. ; they have lost two -Adaline died Nov. 1, 1860; John B., Aug. 18, 1839.
JACOB D. HOCHSTEDLER, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 31; P. 0. Hudson ; born in Somerset Co., Penn „Jan. 26, 1822, but removed in early childhood with his father's family to Holmes Co., Ohio, where he resided till 31 years of age; then removed to Illinois, locating in White Oak Township, this county, and engaged in farming; in the spring of 1858 he removed to his present home. He has served as Commissioner of Highways six years; owns 200 acres of land in Hudson Township. Married, in 1849, Eliza Hospelhorn, who was born in Harrison Co., Ohio; ten children by this union, seven of whom are living-George, John, Vary, (wife of William Young), Emanuel, Jane, James, and Francis ; lost three ; Samuel died in 1854; others died in infancy.
WILLIAM I. HOLDER, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 20; P. O. Hudson; born in Tazewell Co., II., May 30, 1849; his father, Charles W. Holder, settled in that county in an early day; in 1854 the family removed to Bloomington, this county. The subject of this sketch was in the milling business six years, in connection with the Novelty Mills, and in 1867 Mr. H. and James C. Renison established the National Nursery, which they operated two years. Married, in 1869, to Miss Ida Bowen, who was born near Harper's Ferry, Va.; four children by this union-Daniel W., Vernon, Jessie, and Ella M.
WILLIAM HURSAY, wagon and carriage manufacturer and blacksmith; Hudson; born in Licking Co., Obio, Oct. 28, 1826, where he resided, with the exception of about three years, till his removal to the West. At about the age of 18 he was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade; in the fall of 1851 he came West, locating at Bloomington, this county, and the following April removed to Hudson Township : he first worked in the shop of 1. Trimmer, and the following year located in the village of Hudson, and opened a shop of his own ; his custom at that time came from a large scope of country, frequently having work for parties twenty miles distant. In 1851 he married Miss Sidney Wolfe, who was born in Maryland, but removed to Ohio at the age of 12; twelve children by this union, five of whom are now living- Mary E., (wife of L. P. Huston), James H., George W., Charles T., and Eurie B; others died in infancy.
SAMUEL H. LEWIS, retired, Hudson ; Mr. Lewis was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, April 14, 1828, and is a son of Samuel and Sarah (Sealey) Lewis. The subject of this sketch, when about 8 years of age, came with his father's family to this country: they landed in New York City, in November, 1835, and soon after, his father became interested in what was known as the Hudson Colony, and through agents of the colony he purchased one section of land, also a timber-lot in Money Creek Timber; they left New York City in May, 1836, traveling via boat to New Orleans; thence up the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to Hennepin ; in the early fall of that year, they removed to Havens' Grove, adopting the only means of conveyance at that time—ox-teams; Samuel H. worked on his father's farm for many years, joining with it the customary sport of that time-hunting, for which he soon acquired, or possessed, a natural. fondness ; schools at that period were few and far between; Mr. L. says he received his collegiate education at a log college in B. about the year 1843, under the tutorship of the late Dr. Hobbs. Mr Lewis began early to buy cattle, which he drove to the Chicago market, and, since the days of railroads, has been extensively engaged in shipping to that market. When 21 years of age, he served as Constable under William McCullough, then Sheriff of the county: since then, he has served as Assessor nine years, Collector one year, Supervisor one term, and School Trustee for many years. About twenty-five years since, he made a trip to Texas where he purchased from two hundred and fifty to three hundred head of cattle, which he drove through to Chicago, being about three months on the way; they passed through the country of several of the Indian tribes, but had no trouble except a trick on one occasion. For the purpose of extorting money, the Indians drove some of the cattle which crossed the Canadian River first upon a mountain, and then offered to get them down at $1 a head, but a negro was employed at half the cost. Mr. made a second trip to that State since the war, but found a great change in the people as a result of the war; on the first occasion, being very hospitable, and on the latter, regarding any one from the North with suspicion, and treating them accordingly. On the 1st of January, 1868, he mi ried Miss Irene, eldest daughter of John and Anna Smith. Mrs. Lewis was born in Hudson Township; her father settled in the township as early as 1829; they have two children -Jay S. and May. Aside from other property, Mr. L. owns 740 acres of land, all in Hudson township, this county.
THOMAS D. LYON, Pastor of Bethel German Baptist Church, Hudson ; born in Hardy, now Grant, Co., W. Va., March 3, 1821. When about 20 years of age, Mr. L. conmenced teaching, which occupation he followed for many years, and, mainly through his own efforts, obtained an education, including a partial knowledge of German and Greek. In 1847, be entered the ministry, which has been his vocation since that date. He was married Oct. 26, 1813, to Miss Mary Clark, who was born in Hampshire Co., W. Va., Aug. 29, 1820. In 1864, Mr. Lyon removed his family to Illinois, and located in Towanda Township, this county, and, four years later, removed to Hudson, his present home. They have eight children
living, Rebecca, wife of F. M. Snavely; Rachel A., wife of John W. Forney ; Hannah, wife of John L. Snavely ; Emily J., wife of Johın Sager; Mary M., wife of William Snavely ; S, C.; Otis B. and Franklin H Their son David died Jan. 19, 1855.
ISAAC MESSER, farmer and stock -raiser ; P. O. Hudson ; born in Lexington Towuship, this county. His father, Isaac Messer, formerly of Pickaway Co., Ohio, settled in what is now Lexington Township, this county, in March, 1829, and was one of the first settlers in that part of the county. For further particulars, see history of Lexington Township in this work. In the spring of 1834, they removed to Hudson Township, which has since been the home of the subject of this sketch. He was married to - Miss Nancy E. Lock in 1854. She was born in Anderson Co., Ky. Eight children by this union, six of whom are living-William H., Elizabeth (wife of David Ogden), Margaret I., Mary I., Fannie H. and Leonora E.; two deceased—both died in infancy. Mr. M. has served as Constable one term, and School Director several years; owns sixty acres of land in Hudson Township. His father, Isaac Messer, was born in Lancaster Co., Penn, May 2, 1781 ; died Jan. 21, 1861. In 1805, he married Miss Sidney Forbus, who was born in the same county and State. Her death occurred in 1843.
WILLIAM MORROW, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 19; P.0. Hudson; born in Brooke now Hancock Co., Va., Nov. 15, 18:34 ; he worked on his father's farm till 28 years of age; also teaching during the winter season, and a part of the year operated the coal mines on his father's farm. In 1863, he removed to Illinois, locating in this county, on the 7th of April of that year: the following spring, he removed to the farm where he now resides, and, after an experience of some two months as proprietor of a “ bachelor's hall,” he concluded to resign that position, and, therefore, marr.ed Miss I. Josephine, eldest daughter of Rev. David Robinson, of Beaver Co., Penn. Mrs. Morrow was born in Beaver Co., Penn.; two children by this unionMattie V. and Stella. Mr. M. has served as Supervisor, four years ; Collector, one year, and School Director, for several terms ; owns one-half in 320 acres of land in Hudson Township. Mr. Morrow, in politics, is a decided Democrat.
JESSE PLATT, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 1 ; P. 0. Hudson ; born in what is now Champaign Co., III., Jan. 13, 1830; bis father located there in the fall of 1829, and, about one year later, came to Havens' Grove, Hudson Township, and, therefore, was among the first to settle in the township. The condition of the country, hardships and privations of the first settlers is best known by those who have had this experience, and, under the head of Township History, much will be found on this subject. Mr. Platt worked on his father's farm until 23 years of age, then set forth as a tiller of the soil on his own account; he located on the farm where he now resides twenty-two years ago. He has served as Constable, one term; School Director, three terms, and is now serving in that capacity ; also, Commissioner of Highways. He was married in 1863 10 Miss Jane Hinthorn, who was born in Licking Co., Ohio ; five children by this union- Elizabeth E., James I., William E. and Margaret F.; one deceased, George, who died 1865. Mr. Platt owns 260 acres of land in Hudson Township.
ELIJAH PRIEST, retired farmer, Sec. 12 ; P. O. Hudson; born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, Sept. 10, 1812, but removed to Licking Co., that State, where he resided until his removal to the West. He is a son of James and Hannah (Anderson) Priest. The subject of this sketch, prior to his locating in the West, was engaged in making charcoal, and also during the winter season worked in a smelting-furnace, the latter occupation requiring great care, and, also, exposure to intense heat. Mr. Priest reached his twenty-first birthday on the 10th of September, 1833, and the following day was married to Miss Rebecca Hinthorn, who was born in Licking Co., Ohio, Nov. 16, 1812. In June, 1834, he removed to Illinois, and, on the 8th day of the following month, arrived at his present home in Hudson Township, this county. Mr. Priest, like many of the pioneers, brought little else with him to the country than a strong constirution and industrious habits, which, combined with economy, have gained him a competence for life; he now owns 800 acres of land in Hudson and Money Creek Townships. Mr. Priest relates many incidents of early times ; and, although many of these incidents will be related in the histories of townships, we copy one from the “Good Old Times in McLean Co. :" "He ran out of provisions near Big Grove then called Pin Hook, now Urbana ; he made many inquiries, and heard that a certain man had recently two sacks of meal ground at a mill; Mr. Priest wished to buy some, and sent a boy named Henry Moats to get it. Henry came back empty-handed, but reported that the man had a big corn-pone on tbe fire. Mr. Priest then went with the boy, and the latter was instructed to open the door when Priest stood by the fire. Mr. Priest offered to buy some meal, but was refused ; then he stood by the fire where the pone was cooking, and Henry immediately opened the door. Priest was then about to walk off with the pone, but the man of the house saw that he must give way, and he allowed Priest a peck of meal.” Mr. Priest bad by his first wife seven children, four of whom died in infancy: only two are now living-James S. and George W.; their daughter Sarah died July 17, 1876; Mrs. Priest's death occurred April 30, 1867. He was again married, Sept. 11, 1870, to Mrs. Minerva McCurdy ; her maiden name was Johnston; she was born in Obio; her death occurred Jan. 24, 1875.
JOHN SAGER, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Hudson ; born in Tompkins Co., N. Y., March 1, 1818, but removed to Tioga Co., that State, when about 12 years of age, where he resided until his removal to the West, in 1846, locating in Stephenson Co., Ill.. in the summer of that year; this was his home for eighteen years. In 1864, he removed to the farm where he now resides ; owns 150 acres of land in Hudson Township. Married, March 24, 1842, Miss Phoebe Meeker, who was born in Tompkins Co., X. Y., (ct. 4, 1817; her death occurred Feb. 14, 1875; they had four children, only one of whom is now living-Edgar, born Feb. 15, 1816 (now resides in Hudson Township); Charles W., born Feb. 18, 1813, died in Tompkins Co., N. Y., Nor, ll, 1844; John C., born March 15, 1856, died in Sephenson Co., Ill., March 24, 1858; Douglass, born Aug. 9, 1859, died in this township, March 5, 1870. Mr. S. was married to his present wife July 9, 1876 ; she was born in Grant Co., West Va., March 6, 1853, and is a daughter of Thomas D. and Mary Lyon, of Hudson; their son, Willis L., was born May 16, 1877, died Jan. 20, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Sager are members of Bethel German Baptist Church.
LEWIS SAILOR, farmer and stock-raiser. Sec. 13; P. 0. Hudson; born in Logan Co., Ohio, March 13, 1828, where he resided until 20 years of age, when he removed to Illinois, in the fall of 1848, stopping at Rock Island until the following spring, then removing to what is now Towanda Township, this county: here he engaged in farming, manufacturing brick, and masonry; he built a house for Jesse Trimmer, which was the second brick dwelling built in Money Creek Township. In 1858, he removed to his present home; he owns eighty acres of land in Hudson Township; has served as Justice of the Peace two years.
Married in 1850, to Miss Martha Dodson, who was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, six children by this union, five of whoni are living—Mary (wife of T. C. Moats), John, Daniel D., Knowlion and Joseph H; lost one-Ida J., died Oct. 30, 1864.
JOSEPH A. SCOTT, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 24; P. 0. Hudson ; born in Beaver Co., Penn., July 20, 1846; when between 1 and 2 years of age, his father and mother died, and when about 8 years old he went to Pittsburgh, Penn., where he resided until the second year of the war (1862), then enlisted in Company I, 168th Ohio V. I.; while the regiment was at Chattanooga, soon after he entered the service, he was detailed as clerk and served in that capac ity about fifteen months; he went from Chattanooga to Cleveland, Tenn., and was mustered out of the service in the fall of 1864. In the spring of 1868, he came West and located in Hudson, this county; owns eighty acres of land in Hudson and 240 acres in Money Creek Township. Married, in 1871, Miss Sarah E., daughter of Jesse and Amanda Trimmer; Mrs. Scott was born in Money Creek Township, this county; they have one child-Gracie A. Mr. Jesse Trimmer, whose portrait appears in this work, was, with his mother, brothers and sisters, the first to locate in what is now Money Creek Township. Mr. Scott is W. M. of Mosaic Lodge, No. 628, A., F. & A. M.
JOHN SMITH, retired farmer; P. 0. Hudson; was born in Randolph Co., N. C.; as early as 1824 he moved a family to Peoria, III., then containing two or three houses ; in the spring of 18:30, he removed to Illinois, stopping first at Big Grove, now in Champaign Co., at the pres. ent site of Urbana, then an Indian trading post; the Smith family removed to what is now Towanda Township, this county, locating at the grove which afterward took the family name, and is still called Smith's Grove; many were the hardships and privations of these pioneers, more of which will be given under the head of township histories in this work. In March, 1831, he was married to Miss Anna Havens, and, in the spring of 1832, settled at Havens' Grove, Hudson Township, near his present home; Mrs. Smith's father was the first to permanently locate in the grove which now bears his name (Havens' Grove), and also the first permanent settler within the present confines of Hudson Township; for further mention of Mr. Smith and other early settlers, see general history of McLean Co. and histories of Towanda and Hudson townships.
DAVID SMITH, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 21; P. O. Hudson. Mr. Smith was born in Hudson Township, Dec. 31, 1836, and is a son John Smith, whose sketch is given elsewhere in this work. The subject of this sketch still resides on the old home farm, and their present residence, which is still the home of his parents, is near his birth-place. In some of the roots of this dwelling can be seen plastering which was put on the ceiling of the same more than forty years ago, and it is still in a good state of preservation. Mr. Smith's farm consists of 410 acres of land, all in Hudson Township, this county.
JACOB Y. SNAVELY, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 28: P. O. Hudson; was born in Lebanon Co., Penn., June 2, 1826, where he resided until 22 years of age; then removed to Illinois, in June, 1818. In the spring of the following year, he settled on the farm where he now resides, which has been his home since that date. He was married June 25, 1849, to Miss Hosanna Beissel, who was born in Northumberland Co., Penn., Dec. 4, 1822; her father, Jacob Beissel, settled in Marshall Co., 111., in May, 1839. Mr. Snavely has served as Highway Commissioner one term and School Director about fourteen years. They have five children-Mary B., born" June 4, 1850); Daniel B., June 25, 1851; Moses B., Oct. 16, 1852; Kate B., Dec. 22, 1856; Emma B., June 22, 1862. Mr. S. owns 424 acres of land in Hudson Township.
EPHRAIM STOTLER, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 11; P. 0. Hudson ; born in Somerset Co., Penn., July 22, 1805, where he resided until his removal to Illinois, in 1855, locating first in Stephenson Co., in September of that year. In the fall of 1863, he removed to his present home in Hudson Township, this county. Owns 160 acres of farm land in Hudson Township, and forty acres of timber in Money Creek Township. Married in 1832, Miss Sarah Wagner, who
was born in Somerset C., Penn Twelve children by this union, eight of whom are livingMaria, wife of M. Zimmerman ; Sarah, wife of Joseph Long; Mary, wife of E. Newcomer, all now residents of Western lowa; Rebecca, wife of W. Wilkinson, resides at Peoria, Ill.; John, who resides in Woodford Co., III.; Ephraim H., and Walter, at home, and William, now in California. They have lost four-Samuel, died April 18, 1849; Elizabeth, April 5, 1845; the others died in infancy. Mrs. Stotler's death occurred Jan. 1, 1866, aged 54 years, 2 months and 9 days.
CHARLES TAYLOR, retired farmer; P. 0. Hudson ; born in Lincolnshire, England, Nov. 8, 1831; came to this country in 1852, locating in New York city, and about one year later, removed to Scott Co, NI). In the spring of 1853, he removed to Hudson Township, this county, where he engaged in farming. Married in 1853, Miss Sarah A. Gillham, who was born in Scott Co, Ill.; her father, William Gillham, was one of the early settlers of that county; one daughter -- Eva B. Mr. Taylor owns eighiy-three acres of land in Iludson Township.
JOHN TRIMMER, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 24; P. O. Hudson; born in New Jersey, May 16, 1823, but removed in early childhood, with his father's family, to Illinois; the family stopped at Smith's Grove, in Towanda Township, this county, in the summer of 1826 ; his father, John Trimmer, died soon after their arrival there, and the family then moved to what is now Money Creek Township, and were the first to settle in that township. The subject of this sketch was married in July, 1846, to Miss Rebecca Hinthorn, who was born in Indiana, Dec. 28, 1828, but came to Illinois when a child, her father, Stephen Hinthorn, being among the early settlers. The spring following their marriage, they settled on the farm where they now reside, and erected a log dwelling 13x18, having ground floor, except enough space covered with rough boards or split logs, for table and one bed. They have had eight children-Scott, born June 13, 1847; James, March 17, 1849; George, March 28, 1851; Samuel, June 1, 1853; Stephen, Aug. 1, 1855; Amanda E., March 10, 1860; Daniel, Nov. 23, 1865, and Etta J., Sept. 8, 1867; all are living, except George and Amanda E. ; the former died April 20, 1863, and the latter eight days later. Mr. Trimmer owns 240 acres of farm land in Hudson, and forty-five acres of timber in Money Creek Township. In the early history of Towanda and Money Creek Townships, further mention will be made of Mr. Trimmer's family, in connection with the early settlement.
ALFRED S. WEEKS, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 10; P. 0. Hudson ; born in Queens Co., N. Y., Feb. 9, 1807, where he resided until about 19 years of age, then removed to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he engaged as book-keeper for Stillwell, Burtis & Co., merchant tailors. In 1836, he cime West, and spent some three years in different parts of the State ; he then returned to New York, but came West again in 1850, locating where he now resiiles; owns 160 acres of farm lands, and thirty-five acres of timber, in Hudson Township. Served as Justice of the Peace four years; Supervisor, some eight years, and is the present incumbent ; has served as school officer for many years. Mr. Weeks was instrumental in bringing about a re-survey of Hudson Township, the Government survey having been very imperfectly done, few, if any corners being regularly located. Married, in 1846, Miss Phoebe E. Burtis, who was born in New York City-one child, Eliza A. Mrs. Weeks' father's family settled in Jacksonville, Ill., in the fall of 1835 ; afterward moved to Hudson Township, this county.
ARROWSMITH TOWNSHIP. ENOS ARBOGAST, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Saybrook ; owns 165 acres of land, worth $35 per acre; was born in Clark Co., Ohio, Uct. 13, 1825 ; lived with his parents on the farm, engaged with his father in farming ; came to this county when 15 years of age, and worked on a farm. He was married to Mary Morgan Sept. 6, 1819; she was born in Tennessee, Sept. 3, 1831, and died March 25, 1868; they are the parents of eight children, five of whom are living -Eliza J., Eva L., Lewis A., Myra A, Millie A.; deceased-Charles W., Bell and an infant. Mr. Arbogast was then married to Sophia Dunning July 14, 1869 ; she was born in Monroe Co., Ind., Dec. 15, 1837; the fruit of this marriage is four children-William, Alfred, Jonas A. and Marv A. Mr. Arbogast has held the office of School Director ten years, which office he still holds, and has been Pathmaster one term. Mr. Arbogast's father was in the war of 1812; his parents are natives of Virginia, and Mrs. Arbogast's parents are natives of the same State.
JOHN L. ARBOGAST, farmer, Sec. 24; P. 0. Naybrook ; owns 180 acres of land, worth $35 per acre; was born in McLean Co., 11., Sept. 9, 1844 ; lived on the farm, assisting his father in farming. His father died when he was but 16 years of age, his mother having died three years previous. Mr. Arbogast was in the late war, and went forward to battle for his country ; he enlisted, in 1861, in Co. G, 37th I. V. I; was in the battle of Pea Ridge, battle of Prairie Grove, Ark.; battle of Sugar Creek, Ark.; battle of Van Buren, Ark.; battle of Chalk Bluff, Mo.; battle at Vicksburg, Miss. ; was at the taking of Yazoo City; went to New Orleans, thence to Brownsville, Texas, which was taken ; thence to Royal, which was also taken; returned to Brownsville, and went from there to Chicago, where he was mustered