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Elkhorn Township

ABEL SOLOMON, blacksmith; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
ADAMS, WILLIAM T.
ALLISON CHAS. W. farm; Sec. 31; P.O. Milledgeville
ALLISON FISHER, Farmer; Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville; born Cumberland Co. England, Aug. 13, 1815; came to Canada, 1834; came to Ills. to Carroll Co. May, 1840; one of the earliest settlers; entered land from government; engaged in farming, and has lived in this town 37 years; has carted grain to Chicago; has sold wheat at 371/2 cents a bush; has held offices Supervisor and Collector of this town and also school offices; Mr. A. and son own 220 acres land and Elkhorn Grove Mills; married Jane G. VanBuskirk, from Ohio, Oct. 26, 1837; they have eight children five sons and three daughters, lost five children; had four sons in the army during the war.
ALLISON I. farm; Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville
ALLISON J. farm; Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville
ALLISON CHAS. WESLEY, farmer; Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville
ANDREWS R. farm; Sec. 28; P.O. Milledgeville

BARBER H. farmer; Sec. 31; P.O. Milledgeville
BAUMGART H. farm; Sec. 33; P.O. Milledgeville
BEATY S. farm; Sec. 17; P.O. Eagle Point
BEEKMAN GERARDUS, Farmer, Sec. 28; P.O. Milledgeville; born Somerset Co., N.J., March 9, 1801; lived there 19 years; went to New York City; was clerk in store, and also in Tobacco Business; came to Chicago and came to this Co. in Fall 1842 - over 35 years ago; an early settler; only very few here now that were here when he came; bought claim where he now lives of Esq. Knox; owns farm 84 acres; married Miss Sophia Gillett, from Conn., in 1828; she died in 1844.
BEGEMAN & BOETTCHER, Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Fremont; P.O. Elkhorn Grove. Fred Begeman was born in Germany, and came to this country at an early age; clerked in store in Wis.; also clerked here nine years; then engaged in business here. Herman Boettcher was born in Germany, and came to America, 1871; engaged clerk in store, and associated himself with Fred Begeman in Nov., 1877, and are doing large business.
BENEDICT ABRAHAM, farmer; Sec. 17; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
BERKEE HENRY
BOHNER DAVID T. farmer; Sec. 5; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
BOHNER DAVID, farmer; Sec. 8; P.O. Elkhorn Grove; born Northumberland Co., Pa., Sept. 22, 1823; lived there and in Dalton Co; learned cabinet making trade; worked at it 8 years; then went to farming; lived in Pa. 46 years, and came to Carroll Co. in 1869, and engaged in farming; has held office of School Director; owns 409 acres land; married Catherine Yeager, from Dalton Co., Pa., March 6, 1845; they have eleven children: Ann E., Adaline, David T., Leah Jane, John H., Daniel L., Frank, Sallie, Lilly, Kate, George; lost two, Mary, Catherine.
BOHMER JOHN, farmer; Elkhorn Grove
BOHMER T. farm; S.5; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
BOYER A. farmer; S. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
BRACKEN MRS. MELINDA, Sec. 33; P.O. Polo; born Germany, 1833, and came to this country in infancy; lived in Pa., ten years, then moved to Ind.; she has been married three times; her first husband was Charles Maccan, from England; he died, 1857; had three children: Anna M., Sarah E., and Francis M.; her second husband was James Murray, of Ireland; they had two children, William L., Samuel J.; her third husband was John Bracken, from Ireland; he died 1870; had five children: Henrietta E., John, Melinda, Nora Jane and Thomas.
BRANDT JOHN, SR., farmer; Sec. 4; P.O. Eagle Point
BRANDT J. farm; Sec. 4; P.O. Eagle Point
BREWBAKER ISAAC
BROWN JAMES, farmer; Sec. 18; P.O Elkhorn Grove
BUFFINGTON LUTHER, laborer; Sec. 7; P.O Elkhorn Grove
BUFFINGTON MISSUS
BUSWELL J.B. Farmer; Sec. 9; P.O. Eagle Point, Ogle Co.; born Vermont; Feb. 4, 1834; lived there 20 years; then moved to Iowa; came to Carroll Co., 1858; has lived here 20 years; engaged in farming and stock raising; owns 215 acres, and has held office of Town Clerk, and also holds office School Treasurer; married Miss Laura Shoemaker, daughter of Pearson Shoemaker, Polo, one of the earliest settlers, in Feb., 1865; they have four children: Emily F., Clark A., Elizabeth P., James Cromwell.

CHAFER WILLIAM W. justice peace; Sec.7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
CLARK J. hunter; Sec. 17; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
COBALL P. farmer; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
CURTIS GEORGE, Farmer; Sec. 4; P.O. Eagle Point; born in Devonshire, England, April 3, 1814; learned shoemaker's trade; lived there 22 years, and came to this country Nov. 17, 1836; came to Carroll Co. by wagon, being about two months on the way; arrived here June 11, 1837; one of the earliest settlers; only very few now living that were here when he came; bought claim and entered land from government; gave yoke of cattle for claim; owns 125 acres of land; married Hannah Pierce, from England, in 1835; she died Jan. 29, 1872; they had ten children, four sons and six daughters; married Mrs. Mary Besore, from Franklin Co., Pa., Dec. 5, 1876; she was born near Harrisburg, Pa.

DARROW ALBERT, farmer; Sec. 5; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
DELP S.M. lab; Sec. 32; P.O. Milledgeville
DERR CYRUS E. Elkhorn Grove Mills; Sec. 31; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Frederick Co., Md., in 1854; lived there 20 years; learned the milling business; came to Ill., to Ogle Co., in 1874; was in flour and feed store; rented the Elkhorn Grove Mills in 1876, and is doing good business principally custom trade.
DEYO BENJAMIN A. Plasterer; Sec. 4; P.O. Eagle Point; born in Delaware Co., N.Y., June 9, 1833; came to Peoria, Ill., when only one year old; lived in Lee Co. some years; also lived in Whiteside Co.; enlisted in army, 92d Regt. I.V.I., Co. E; married Alice R. Davidson, from Morrison, daughter of one of the oldest settlers, Jan. 9, 1877; she owns 160 acres land.

EICK GEORGE, lives with father; Sec. 29; P.O. Milledgeville
EICK J. farmer; Sec. 29; P.O. Milledgeville

FARHNEY ANDREW, farmer; Sec. 32; P.O. Milledgeville
FARHNEY C. farm; Sec. 28; P.O. Milledgeville
FARHNEY E. farm; Sec. 28; P.O. Milledgeville
FENDER J. laborer; Sec. 9; P.O. Eagle Point
FENDER HIRAM, Farmer; Sec. 9; P.O. Eagle Point, Ogle Co.; born in Lawrence Co., Ind., Sept. 9, 1825; came to Sugar Grove, Lee Co., with his parents, when nine years of age; they came with an ox team, his father being one of the first settlers in that Co., and when he came, drove the first wagon through that grove with twelve yoke of oxen; they brought a large amount of stock; 100 cattle, 30 horses, 100 hogs, and 100 sheep - a large amount for that early day; they located on the north side of Sugar Grove; the first summer there were 17 of them lived in a log cabin, 14 by 16, without floor or door; they kept tavern for all who came along; when he has been out on horseback, he has caught many a wolf, tied their mouth, and carried them home; his father entered 1,600 acres of land; he used to sharpen plows for settlers for 25 miles distant; made first mills (Iron's) in this Co.; he died in the year 1849. Hiram came to Carroll Co. in 1854, located here, and owns 400 acres land; has held office of Road Commissioner and school offices; married Miss Mary McConnell, from Ind., April 3, 1851; they have two children: Adella and Alice Maud.
FLOWERS JOSIAH, farm; S.16; P.O. Eagle Point
FLOWERS WM. farm; S. 16, P.O. Eagle Point
FLOWERS WM. JR., farm; S.16; P.O. Eagle Point
FOSDICK L.B. farm; S.5; P.O. Elkhorn Grove

HAWES JOHN H. JR., farmer; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
HAWES JOHN H. Farmer; Sec. 21; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Bedford Co., Va., Dec. 16, 1808; his father went to Tenn., and enlisted in the British war of 1812; went down the river with Gen. Jackson, and died just before the battle of New Orleans; John H. went to Ohio for eight years; lived in Ind.; came to this Co. Sept. 22, 1840; settled on the claim made by Levi Warner, the first claim made on the south side of the grove; there are only a few here now that were here then; has carted wheat to Chicago and sold it for 49 cents a bushel; carted lumber from Chicago to put in the house where he now lives; has held the office of Justice of the Peace for eight years, was Highway Commissioner many years, and has held various school offices; has been married twice; first wife was Mary Hunter, from Miss., she died Dec. 25, 1840; married Catherine J. Sisney, from Ohio, in 1841; has three sons and six daughters.
HAWES T.H.B. farm; S. 20, P.O. Millegeville
HEALY A.H. Farmer; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove; born in Genesee Co., N.Y., Dec. 26, 1818; lived there 23 years; started for this state, and arrived here Oct. 12, 1841, with only fifty cents in his pocket, over 36 years ago; was one of the early settlers; in 1844 and 1845 was breaking prairie; he and M.Z. Landon raised 40 acres wheat in 1845; had 47 bushels per acre; has hauled wheat to Chicago, and sold it for 51 cents a bushel, taking nine days to make the trip; owns 235 acres land; has held the offices of Supervisor, Road Commissioner, Assessor, and school offices; holds office of Postmaster here; married Naomi Tucker, from N.Y., in 1847; she died in 1853; had one son, Fred F., now in Kas.; he was in the army, 55th I.V.I.; married Martha Fields, from N.Y., in Jan., 1854; they have five children: Laura, Clara, Mattie, Ola and Lottie.
HEALEY HORACE T. Farmer; Sec. 32; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Erie Co., N.Y., April 22, 1843; came to Ogle Co., Ill., at an early age, with his parents; they came by wagon, and were six weeks on the way; has also lived in Whiteside Co.; owns farm of 200 acres; was in the army, in Co. H., 55th I.V.I.; was wounded at Vicksburg; was in the battles of Shiloh, Arkansas Post; and others; married Miss Sarah Jane Scoville, daughter of James Scoville, one of the earliest settlers of this Co., June 19, 1866; have seven children: Horace G., Frank, Bennie, Virgil, Albert, James and Nettie Maude.
HOLLY HENRY, farm; S. 29; P.O. Milledgeville
HOLLY LEONARD, Farmer; Sec. 29; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Bradford Co., Pa., Oct. 25, 1827; lived there 23 years; came to Carroll Co. May 27, 1850; bought land of Isaac West; has lived here over 27 years; has carted grain to Rockford; has sold wheat at 27 cents a bushel, and corn at 12 cents; owns farm of 80 acres; was in the army, Co. I., 75th I.V.I.; has held offices of Town Collector and Road Commissioner; married Catherine Johnston, from Canada, July 7, 1853; they have four children: Francis A., Henry J., Hannah L. and William B.; lost one child in infancy.
HODGE G. farm; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
HOST JACOB, shoemaker; Sec. 17; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
HUFF AARON, blacksmith; Sec. 32; P.O. Milledgeville
HULL JOSEPH
HUNTER HENRY C. Mason; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove; born March 23, 1834; came to this Co. in 1839; owns one half of a stone quarry, lime kiln, brickyard and grist mill; valuation of his share is $5,000; married Miss A. Dyer, in July, 1857; she was born in Pa.; they have three children living, one son and two daughters; Mr. H. enlisted in Co. F., 1st Art., in 1863; was in all engagements from Mission Ridge to Nashville; was connected with what was called the Salt Water Battery; served to the close of the war, and was honorably discharged.
HUTCHINSON ALBERT, cooper; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
HUTCHINSON CHAS. farmer; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
HUTCHINSON EUGENE, farmer; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
HUTCHINSON ROBT. broom-maker; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
HUTCHINSON WM. farmer; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
HUTCHINSON WILLIS, farmer; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove

JACKSON JAS. farmer; Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville
JENKINS B.F. Elkhorn Grove
JENKINS JAS. H. farmer; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
JENKINS L.B. farmer; Sec. 1; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
JOHNSTON B. farm; S.29; P.O. Milledgeville
JOHNSTON BARNABAS, Farmer; Sec. 29; P.O. Milledgeville; born near Niagara Falls, July 13, 1800; learned the trade of carpenter and mill wright; went to State of N.Y.; lived there five years; came by wagon, with his own family and two nephews, and they were just four weeks coming from their old home in Canada to this Co.; one of the early settlers; entered land from government; owns 327 acres land; has carted grain to Chicago; married Hannah Johnston, from Canada, in July, 1831; they have seven children: Catharine, Lois, Susan, Mary, Samuel, Benjamin and William; lost three children: James, John and Abagail; James enlisted in Co. B, 7th I.V.C.; was shot while on scout, in Alabama; John enlisted in Co. H., 55th I.V.I.; was in battle of Pittsburg Landing, and died in hospital.
JOHNSTON SAMUEL, farmer; Sec. 31; P.O. Milledgeville
JOHNSTON SAMUEL P. farmer; Sec. 31; P.O. Milledgeville
JOHNSON WM. B. farmer; Sec. 29; P.O. Milledgeville
JOHNSTON WM. L. Farmer; Sec. 31; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Canada, March 28, 1848; lived there eight years, and came to Carroll Co., with his
parents, at the age of 17; went to California, overland route; was engaged in teaming five years; went to Mexico, on his way home; returned home, and bought the home farm; owns 190 acres; married Miss Mary J. Thomas, from Canada, March 7, 1870; they have four children: Nellie, Minnie, Olla, Hattie.
JONES SAMUEL, farmer; Sec. 5; P.O. Lanark
JUDSON L. farmer; Sec. 4; P.O. Eagle Point

KECKLER PETER, Elkhorn
KIMBALL ISAAC, farmer; Sec. 5; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
KNOX WALTER R. farmer; Sec. 21; P.O. Milledgeville
KNOX G.W. Farmer; Sec. 21; P.O. Milledgeville; born Grayson Co., Ky, Feb. 6, 1818; he came to Sangamon Co., Ills., near Springfield, when nine years of age, with his father's family, in 1827; in 1829, they moved to Putnam Co., his father having located a claim there the previous year; was the first settler in Putnam Co., and was there during the Black Hawk War; he started to mill from there; in Dec., 1829, and was gone three months before he returned, on account of swollen streams; he came to this Co. in 1834, and located claim upon which they now live, and Washington came with the family in Nov., 1835, over 42 years ago; there are only two families, Levi Warner and Hiram NcNamer, living here now that were here when he came; he has carted wheat to Chicago and sold it for 42 cents per bush., and has also carted flour to Chicago; sold the first pork here for $12 per cwt., and has seen it sold at Galena for 80cts. per cwt.; owns 161 acres land; has held office of Constable; was elected Associate County Justice, 1849; has held office Justice Peace about 25 years; also office of Collector and Assessor, and various school offices; married Miss Mary Jane Palmer, from Ashtabula Co., Ohio, December 23, 1851; they have three sons: Walter R., Born May 27, 1855; Harry, Jan. 8, 1863; George W., June 21, 1865.

LANDON ALEXANDER M. farmer; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
LANDON ASA, blacksmith; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
LANDON GEORGE W. miller; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
LANDON M.E. farm; Sec. 5; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
LANDON M.Z. Farmer; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove; born in Delhi, Delaware Co., N.Y., March 13, 1819; lived there 19 years; worked at carpenter's trade; came by lake and wagon; came from Mich. across the lake, and arrived in Chicago Nov. 1, 1838; came to Carroll Co. in Nov. 1838, over 39 years ago; one of the earliest settlers; only few living here now that were here when he came; worked at carpenter's trade about 15 years; was also engaged in farming; has carted wheat to Chicago, and sold it for 60 cents a bushel; has held office of Magistrate 15 years; was elected Sheriff of Carroll Co. in 1860; has held offices of Assessor, Road Commissioner and School Trustee; is now Supervisor of this Town; owns 344 acres land; married Mary Sanborn, from Canada, Dec. 11, 1845; they have four children: Alexander M., Gertrude, John P., Jessie S.; lost two daughters.
LARDIS JOHN R.
LEIGH MRS. ELIZA JANE, Sec. 18; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Dutchess Co., N.Y., Dec. 10, 1834; lived there 20 years; she married B. Prindle, from same place, in 1854; they had one son, Theron; she married James Leigh, in 1860; he was born in England, and came to this country in 1844; engaged in farming; he died Oct. 22, 1876; she has four children: Amanda, Henry J., Joseph A. and Arthur C.; owns 369 acres land.
LESTER J.M. farmer; S. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
LESTER S. farm; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
LESTER SAMUEL, farmer; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
LESTER W. farm; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
LOWRY MRS. ELIZABETH A. Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Davis Co., Ky., March 16, 1821; she came to this Town and Co. at the age of 18, in 1838; one of the early settlers; married John Lowry, from Pa., July 7, 1844; he was born in 1805; followed school teaching many years; he held office of Justice of the Peace; died Aug. 14, 1875; left an estate of 165 acres land; has five children; Wesley, Hiram, John, Clarinda and Annis; lost two children: Augustus and Martha; Wesley enlisted in 147th I.V.I.; Augustus enlisted in 92d I.V.I., and died in hospital at Mound City.
LOWRY E. farm; Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville
LOWRY J. farm; Sec. 30; P.O Milledgeville
LOWRY W. farm; Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville
LOWRY WM. farmer; Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville

McARTHUR D.
McELHANEY ANDREW J. Farmer; Sec. 17; P.O. Eagle Point, Ogle Co.; born in Chester Co., Pa., July 7, 1829; came to this Co. in 1855, and engaged in farming; owns farm of 20 acres; married Miss Anna Boyer, from Lancaster Co., Pa., July 17, 1859; they have two children: Clinton, born April 21, 1860; Emma, April 20, 1864; lost one son, Frances Marion, born March 28, 1862; died April 22, 1876.
McELHANEY G. farm; S. 28; P.O. Milledgeville
McELHANEY J. farm; S.21; P.O. Milledgeville
McELHANEY SAMUEL, Farmer; Sec. 21; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Chester Co., Pa., Oct. 3, 1811; lived there 21 years; learned the blacksmith trade; lived in Lancaster Co., Pa., 22 years; came to this Co. in April 1854, and lives on the old Father McKean place; he entered it from the government; owns farm of 135 acres; has held the office of Overseer of Highways; married Hannah McCue, from Lebanon Co., Pa., Feb. 28, 1839; they have three children: George W., Joseph and Lizzie; have lost five children: Joseph and William McElhaney were in the army; Joseph was slightly wounded at Atlanta; was with the regiment during its campaigns.
McNAMER E. farm; S.20; P.O. Milledgeville
McNAMER HIRAM, Farmer; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Davis Co., Ky., June 2, 1812; came to Carroll Co. when 23 years of age; arrived here April 27, 1835; one of the very earliest settlers here; Levi Warner is the only settler here now that was here when he came; camped here on this place three weeks in his wagon; built a cabin; paid Mr. Shoemaker nine dollars in silver, the only money he had, to break three acres of prairie; they had so little money, it made him glad to get letters, and sorry he did not have money to take them from the post-office; entered land from the government; has carted grain to Chicago; has hauled lumber from Chicago to put in this house; owns 200 acres land; has held the office of Commissioner of Highways and school offices; was Trustee of School Fund 17 years; married Emeline Locket, from Ky., March 28, 1833; she died Feb. 29, 1843; had one child, Martha, now in Iowa; married Maria Stewart, from N.Y., April 20, 1848; they have seven children: Eugene, John, Willie, Nellie, Frank, Harry and Jessie.
McNAMER WM. farm; S. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
McWHINNEY T. farm; S. 18; P.O. Milledgeville
MATHEWS W. farm; S. 19; P.O. Milledgeville
MESSNER E. farm; Sec. 5; P.O. Eagle Point
MILLER P. farm; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
MISNER E. farm; Sec. 5; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
MYRES HARRY

NEIKIRK LEVI, Farmer; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove; born in this town and Co. May 14, 1844, on the farm where his mother now lives; has lived in this Co. 33 years; engaged in farming and stock raising; owns 142 acres land; has held the offices of School Director and Overseer of Highways; married Miss Eliza S. Patton, from this Co., March 23, 1863; they have three children: Willie U., born June 16, 1865; Harry M., Sept.7, 1867, and Jessie M., Sept. 3, 1874.

ORMSBEE CHARLES N. farmer; Sec. 4; P.O. Eagle Point

PAGE HERBERT, farmer; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
PAGET WM. farmer; Sec. 10; P.O. Eagle Point
PAYNTER HIRAM A. Farmer; Sec. 33; P.O. Milledgeville; born in Litchfield Co., Conn., Feb. 6, 1820; moved to Mass. when 10 years of age; came to this state with his father's family; came by wagon to Albany, thence by lake to Detroit; they were 16 days on Lake Erie; came from Detroit by wagon; got to Ogle Co. in 1836; and came to Carroll Co. in 1837; bought claim and entered land from government; has carted wheat to Chicago and sold it for 50 cents per bushel; owns farm of 85 acres; has held office of Constable; married Elizabeth Miller, from Canada, Nov. 3, 1842; his father has carted pork to Albany, 40 miles, and sold it for 75 cents per cwt.
PORTS D. farmer; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
PORTS J.H. farmer; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
PORTS O. farmer; Sec. 33; P.O. Milledgeville
PORTS S. farmer; Sec. 28; P.O. Milledgeville
PRINDLE T. farmer; Sec. 18; P.O. Milledgeville

RANSOM FIRMAN, farmer; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
RANSOM T. farm; S.7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
REYNOLDS B. lab; S.6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
REYNOLDS LEWIS, Farmer; Sec. 4; P.O. Brookville; was born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., Aug. 8, 1832; came to this Co. with parents by wagon, 1842; owns a farm 168 acres; held office Road Commissioner and School offices; married Miss Martha Maria Warner, daughter Levi Warner, Esq., oldest settler here, Sept. 7, 1854; she was born here at the Grove, Feb. 15, 1837, the oldest child now living here that was born here; they have one son, Harry, born May 9, 1859; lost one son, Leonard.
REYNOLDS L. farm; Sec. 4; P.O. Eagle Point
ROGERS D.
ROGERS G.P. Farmer; Sec. 4; P.O. Elkhorn Grove; born in Elk Co., Pa.,
Dec. 15, 1846; lived there 20 years; came to Carroll Co. in 1865; is engaged in farming; owns 160 acres land; has held office of Overseer of Highways; married Abbie Ripley, from Polo, Feb. 24, 1873; they have one child, Ada Anna, born Aug. 26, 1876.
ROGERS JOS. Farmer; Sec. 4; P.O. Eagle Point
ROGERS PLUMMER

SARGENT ENOCH, Stumptown, Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
SCHRYVER E. W. farmer; Sec. 33; P.O. Milledgeville
SCHULTZ J. farm; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
SELOVER ANDREW, house mover; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
SHEETZ LUTHER, well driller; Sec. 6; Fremont; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
SHOOLY PETER, Sec. 6; Fremont; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
SHRYON AMOS.
SHRYON ERASTUS
SHRYON JOHN H.
SHULTZ J. farm; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville
SMITH A.H. farm; Sec. 8; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
SMITH F.G. farm; Sec. 8; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
SMITH F. farmer; Sec. 8; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
SMITH HARRY, Sec. 8; P.O. Elkhorn Grove. Harry Smith, familiarly known all over the Co. as "Uncle Harry," was born in Nottingham, Stratford Co., New Hampshire, Dec. 21, 1803; moved to Virginia when eight years of age; lived in N.Y. State five years, and then moved to Ind.; came to Ill., to Rock Island, in 1827; went to the lead mines in Wis. in 1832; was there at the breaking out of the Black Hawk War; was enrolled and was elected Captain of the company called the White Oak Springs Volunteers; he and S. M. Jarney were in partnership, the latter attending to their interests here, where they started the first store in this Grove; "Uncle Harry" came to this Co. in Feb., 1840, and bought claim where he now lives with John C. Ankeny, and afterwards entered it from government, the first claim entered in this town; he has lived on this farm thirty-seven years; he has carted grain to Chicago, and sold wheat for 40 (cents) per bushel, and he has also sold it for $2.50 per bushel; has driven hogs to Galena, killed them and sold the pork for $1.00 per cwt.; owns 400 acres of land; he has held offices of Supervisor and Road Commissioner; was member of Constitutional Convention in 1860-1, and represented this Co. in the State Legislature in 1843 and 1844; married Mrs. Lucinda Dalton, from N.C., Oct. 2, 1837; they have five children: Samuel S., born July 14, 1838, in Kansas; Tip Garland, Jan. 3, 1841; Frank, June 29, 1843, in Kansas; Albert H., Feb. 9, 1846; John Quincy, Jan. 6, 1848; Samuel was in 1st Ills. Artillery, Battery F; was transferred and promoted Captain, Battery A: was taken prisoner before Atlanta and confined for eight months, at Macon, Columbia, and Charleston; Tip was in Co. H., 7th I.V.C.; Frank was in the 140th Regt. I.V.I., Cap. Co. D.
SMITH HENRY JR.
SMITH JOHN Q. Sec. 8
SMITH W.R. farmer; Sec. 21; P.O. Milledgeville
SNOOK ADAM
SNOOK H. farm; Sec. 29; P.O. Milledgeville
SNOOK JOSEPH, Farmer; Sec. 29; P.O. Milledgeville; born Canada West, Nov. 28, 1837; came to America when two years of age; came to Ogle Co. in 1839, and came to Carroll Co. in 1863; engaged in farming; owns 160 acres land; was in the army, Co. G., 15th Regt. I.V.I.; holds offices Road Commissioner and School Director; married Miss Mary J. Berry, from this Co., March 3, 1864; they have four children: William H., born June 5, 1865; Vesta A., Nov. 16, 1868; Hetty A., May 7, 1872; Mary M., Oct. 9, 1875; lost one, Effie May, born Dec. 24, 1866, and died Jan. 25, 1872.
SPENCER ELMER, driller; Fremont; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
STAPLEY HENRY, farmer; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
STARMER DANIEL, Farmer; Sec. 19; P.O. Milledgeville; born Washington Co., East Tenn., Sept. 12, 1799; lived there about 20 years; then came to Morgan Co., Ills.; lived there ten years; was there during the Black Hawk War; was in Black Hawk War, under Capt. Massus, in Gen. Hardy's command; came to Carroll Co. in 1836, over 41 years ago; one earliest settlers; only three families here at the Grove that were here when he came; bought claim and entered land from government; he has carted grain and pork to Chicago; his house is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, house here at the Grove; owns 127 acres land; married Sarah E. Hart, in Jacksonville, Ills., April 3, 1836; she was born in Tenn., March 17, 1820, and died April, 1871; they have four children: Harriet, Mary, Samuel, Carrie; lost two children: Catherine and Ella; Samuel was in the army, Co. I. 34th Regt. I.V.I., and was wounded at Battle of Shiloh.
STEFFENS ALFRED, Farmer; Sec. 32; P.O. Milledgeville; born Niagara District, Canada, Jan. 18, 1822; lived there about 18 years; came here with parents to Carroll Co., Spring 1840, and has lived here over 37 years; one of the early settlers; only a few here when he came; owns 260 acres land; has carted wheat to Chicago and sold it for 40 cts. a bush.; has held office of Road Commissioner; married Miss Ellen H. Hawes, daughter of John H. Hawes, Esq., one of the early settlers, Oct. 24, 1855; she died Aug. 26, 1875; they have three children: Mary Ellen, Sarah Gertrude, Fred A.
STEFFENS J. farm; Sec. 20; P.O. Milledgeville

THORP GEORGE, Sec. 7, Stumptown; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
THORP HORACE L. farmer and peddler; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
THORP JOHN, Sec. 7; Stumptown; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
THORP LUCIUS S. Co. Surveyor and Drainage Commissioner; P.O. Elkhorn Grove; born in Genesse Co., N.Y., Nov. 15, 1825; came to this state and Co. Oct. 26, 1846; Mr. T. is proprietor of Flouring Mill at Elkhorn Grove, owns 47 acres, with improvements, all of which is valued at $12,000; he married Miss Phoebe A. Biles, who was born in Bradford Co., Pa., Oct. 26, 1832; they were married June 18, 1854; have three children: Eva A., Charles S., and Carrie E.; he was Justice of the Peace from 1862 until 1877; was Supervisor one term, and Assessor a number of years.
TODD E.W. farmer; Sec. 30; P.O. Milledgeville
TODD SAMUEL, farmer; Sec. 31; P.O. Milledgeville
TURPIN JOHN, farmer; Sec. 7; P.O. Elkhorn Grove

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WAKEFIELD EDWARD, farmer; Sec. 9; P.O. Eagle Point
WAKEFIELD THOMAS, farmer; Sec. 9; P.O. Eagle Point
WARNER LEVI, Retired; Sec. 4; P.O. Brookville, Ogle Co.; born in Pittsford, Rutland Co., Vermont, Sept. 11, 1795; at the age of 21, he started on a tour of observation, on foot, for the purpose of seeing the country; came as far West as Missouri, then through the Southern States, on foot alone, keeping a daily journal of where he went and what he had seen; returned in the Fall, having walked 4,000 miles; the following year he came to Bond Co., Ill., went South to New Orleans; came to Galena, and was there during the Black Hawk War; came to Elkhorn Grove in 1832, and made the first claim on the south side of the Grove, where Squire Hawes now lives; he surveyed the State Road from Peoria to Galena; also Co. road from here to Mt. Carroll; he is the oldest settler here at the Grove, if not the oldest in the Co.; he was the first Co. Surveyor of this Co.; was the first Town Clerk of this Town and served until 1866; held office Justice of Peace; examined teachers; first settlement; married Mrs. Martha Winters, formerly Martha Bailey, from Greenbriar Co., Va., April 12, 1835; she kept Stage House for John D. Winters, at Cherry Grove, at an early day, they have only one child, Mrs. L. Reynolds; Mrs. Winters had seven children: Catherine J., John C., Robert, James, William K., Joshua J., William H.C.
WARNER NORMAN
WEBSTER NOVATUS B. Farmer; Sec. 33; P.O. Milledgeville; born Delaware Co., N.Y., Dec. 29, 1821; came to Ogle Co., Ill., Nov. 25, 1836; came to Carroll Co. in 1845, and has lived here 32 years; one of the early settlers; engaged in farming and stock raising; owns 135 acres of land; has held office of School Director; married Martha Beardsley, of Delaware Co., N.Y., in 1845; she died in 1861; married Mrs. Sallie A. Ruggles, from Delaware Co., N.Y., in 1863; they have five children by first wife: Urbane, Hester A., Eliza M., Aaron, Franklin; one son, George, by present wife.
WELSTEAD MRS. HARRIET M. Sec. 19; P.O. Milledgeville; born in this town and Co., Oct. 29, 1838; she married Fletcher Hutton, from Pa., Sept. 7, 1853; married John H. Welstead, from N.Y., Oct. 10, 1866; owns farm of 40 acres; she has had seven children: Jennie, Bennie, Emma, Jessie, Maggie, Mary, Della.
WILSON C. farm; Sec. 8; P.O. Eagle Point
WILSON H. farm; Sec. 8; P.O. Eagle Point
WILSON MRS. ISABELLA, Sec. 8, P.O. Eagle Point; born in England; came to America in infancy; was raised in Wis., married Ransom Wilson from Richland Co., O., July 29, 1849; they came to this Co. in 1849, and bought the Journey farm, one of the earliest located claims here; he drove cattle across the plains to Cal.; drove the first drove of cattle from here to Chicago; he died Sept. 5, 1873, leaving an estate of 240 acres; she lives in the old stage house, where the first store was kept in this town; has ten children, seven sons and three daughters.
WILSON S. farm; Sec. 5; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
WOODIN DENNIS, blacksmith; Sec. 6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
WOODIN N. farm; S.6; P.O. Elkhorn Grove
WORLFERL F. farm; S.19; P.O. Milledgeville

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