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Philadelpliia now stands, it was then a small village. Mr. B. was
again married. Jessie B. is a lenial descendent of the Jacob above
referred to. The family were great hunters, they kept going west-
ward where game was plenty. Mr. B. is honored and respected
by all who know him,

Lewis II. Burns was born in Carroll county, Maryland, March 17,
1827; John Burns, his father, and his mother, Mary Liester, were
natives of Maryland but of (Tcrman descent. LcAvis H. Burns, the
subject of this sketch, learned the miller's trade but follows farming.
He is the owner of 651| acres of land, that he has accumulated by
industry; when Mr. B. came to this county in 1854, he obtained
work at five bits a day for some five months, afterwards worked l)y
the month at §18.00 per month, but before three months rolled
around he bought 60 acres of prairie land at $20 per acre; in the
fall of this year he sowed the whole 60 acres in wheat, which
yielded 1600 bushels, and for wdiich Mr. B. received §1.00 per bu.
After realizing on this crop Mr. B. returned to Maryland, to get
him a wife, and was married Feb. 12, 1857, to Julia Hilderbrand,



622 HISTOEY OF TAZEWELL COUNTY.

they are the parents of Thomas Jeiferson, who was born Dec, 17,
1857, deceased; John J., born Feb. 13, 1860; Sally Ann Elizabeth,
born May 13, '62 ; Louis N., born Jan. 16, '66 ; George Z., born
May 18, '68, deceased; William H., born Oct. 29, '72; Mr. and
Mrs. Burns are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. P.
O., Green Valley.

Abraham Champion, deceased, was born in Huntingdon county,
Penn., in 1812. His parents were Thomas and Sarah (Nikirk)
Champion, of Penn. Abraham C. was married in 1834 to Leah
Barto. She died in 1855. She was the mother of six children —
Alfred G., Wm., F. Marion, Thos., Henry, Mary Ellen. Mr. C. was
married again in 1856, to Catherine Hawkins, of Virginia, by
whom he had three children — Belle, Abraham Lincoln, and John
M. William and INIary (Orr) Hawkins, the parents of Mrs. C,
came to this county from Virginia with a family of eight children,
four of whom now reside in the county, they are — Elizabeth,
(Hawkins) Claton, James S., John C, Catherine (Hawkins) Cham-
pion, Margaret (Hawkins) Coleman, who now resides in Fulton Co.,
111., Mary (Hawkins) Wilsev, who now^ lives at Jackson, Mo., Sarah
(Hawkins) Vroom, who died in 1864 ; William died in 1868. They
all raised families, and many of their descendants reside in this
county. Mrs. Abram Champion, the widow, now lives on section
34, Sand Prairie township, and Belle, A. Lincoln, and John M. are
living with her.

Russell W. Crosby was born in Summit county, Ohio, in the year
1834. His parents were Simeon R. and Roxana (Pitts) Crosby.
Russell W. Crosby, the subject of this sketch, came to this county
in 1852. He received a common school education; by occupation
is a farmef ; in politics he is a Republican. P. O., Green Valley.
Mr. Crosby was united in marriage in 1868, to Miss Emma C. Hart,
a native of Wadsworth, Medina county. She is a member of the
Presbyterian Church.

Solomon Simeon Darling, farmer, sec. 34. Post-office, Green
Valley. His parents were Solomon and Mary (Hatter) Darling,
natives of N. Y. The subject of this sketch, S. S. Darling, is a
native of N. Y., where he was born in 1830. He was educated at
Lockport Seminary, N. Y. Mr. D. has always taken a great inter-
est in educational matters. Pie has been a faithful School Director
for 18 years in succession, and has done much to advance educational
facilities. Mr. D. was united in marriage to Sarah Amanda Wood-
row. He is the father of Samuel W., Clarence S., Susan Adelaide,
Solomon Byron, George W., and Catharine. Mr. and Mrs. Darling
united with the Presbyterian Church in 1866.

John Z. Evans was born in Licking Co., Ohio, in 1837. His
parents were Thomas and Susannah (Sturman) Evans. Mr. Evans,
whose name is at the head of this sketch, came to this county Nov.
13, 1868. He received a common school education in his native
State ; is a farmer by occupation ; was united in marriage to Chloe



HISTORY OF TAZEWELL COUNTY. 623

E. Shanholtzer in I860. They are the parents of E. T., John S.,
William E., and Frank X. P. ()., Green Valley.

Anthony Fisher was born in Hohoeus, Bergen Co., N. J., Jan. 23,
1830. His parents were David and Kate (May) Fisher. The ances-
tors of the Fishers came to N. J. before the Revolutionary war.
Anthony Fisher first visited this county in 1850, but did not locate
here permanently until 18-34. He was united in marriage Nov. 20,
I806, to Miss Araann Melinda Oswald. Mrs. F. was born Oct. 13,
1836. They have been blessed with thirteen children, born as fol-
lows : David Scott, born May, 1857 ; John Walter, July 30, 1858 ;
Laura ]Margaret, born April 14, 18()0, died Sept. 10, 1861 ; Emma
Kate, Oct. 12, 1861; Ella Frances, April 29, 1863, died Oct. 8,
1864; Anna Belle, Jan. 13, 1865; Malinda Rachel, Jan. 30, 1867;
Charles Mav, Nov. 22, 1868; Sarah Elizabeth, Jan. 9, 1871 ; Lewis
Elmer, Nov. 7, 1872; Frank F., Sept. 17, 1874; Minnie Maud,
Feb. 17, 1876 ; Mary Alice, July 31, 1878. Besides Mr. F.'s farm-
ing interest, he has one-half interest in the Valley Mill, situated on
the Mackinaw, sec. 15. It runs by water-power, has two run of
stones, one for wheat, the other for corn. P. O., Green Valley.

Jonathan Frazee, son of Jacob and Sarah (Ogden) Frazee, was
born in Summersett Co., New Jersey, in 1812. He learned the
blacksmith's trade, but follows farming on sec. 35. He came to this
county 28 years ago. Hr. F. was united in marriage May 3, 1834,
to Miss Caroline Bilyieu, a dauo;hter of William Bilvieu, who was
a native of N. J. Mr. B. is of French extraction, and a descend-
ant of the French Huguenots. Mr. and Mrs. Frazee have four
children — Mary; Thomas J., born June 2, 1840; Almeda; Cor-
nelius, born April 21, 1840. Mr. and Mrs. F. are members of the
Methodist Church. P. O., Green Valley.

John Heiselwa.^ born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, His parents
were John and Elizabeth (Karg) Heisel, both of whom died in Ger-
many. John Heisel, whose name heads this sketch, came to iWner-
ica in 1841, and located in this county, where he has accumulated a
large property. He owns 500 acres of choice land, which he rents,
he having retired from active business. Mr. H. united in marriage
in 1842, to Margaret Schwrim, daughter of George and Eva (Mar-
quardt) Schwrim. ]Mr. and Mrs. Heisel are the parents of John,
boru Aug. 4, 1847, married Catharine Woner, in 1871 ; Leonard,
born July 29, 1854 ; Mary, July 27, 1845, the wife of Michael Horn,
married in 1871 ; Eva, Nov. 13, 1849, married Jacob Shmetle, in
1872, and resides in Greene Co., Iowa; Catharine, March 4, 1852,
the wife of Michael Hilt, married in 1871 ; Louisa, Feb. 22, 1857,
married to Henry Urich in 1878. Mr. and Mrs. Heisel are mem-
bers of the Lutheran Church. P. O., Pekiu.

John Heisel, Jr., son of John Heisel, Sr., and Margaret Schwrim,
his wife, natives of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, who came to this
county about the year 1843. John Heisel, Jr., was born in this
township in 1847. He received a common school education. He



624 HISTORY OF TAZEWELL COUNTY.

follows the pursuit of farming, and resides on sec. 26. Post-office,
Green Valley. Mr. H. was united in marriage March 10, 1870, to
Catharine Woner. They have been blessed with three children —
Emma, born Feb. 22, 1872; Clara, born Oct. 18, 1876; Leonard
Louis, born Dec. 22, 1870. Mr. H. and his wife are members of
the Lutheran Church.

Frederick Lutz, was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, in 1850.
His parents were Frederick and Margaret (Bigler) Lutz. The sub-
ject of this sketch was brought to this county while an infant but
two years old. He was educated in the common schools of this
county ; is a fiirmcr by occupation ; was united in marriage to Eliza-
beth Heisel in 1874. They are the parents of George N., born Jan.
13, 1875; Emma E., born Feb. 15, 1877; Philip H., born Nov. 4,
1878. Mr. and Mrs. Lutz are both members of the Lutheran

Church.

William Magee is a native of Westminister, Maryland, Avhere he
was born in Feb. 1825. Aquillia and Mary (Blizzard) Magee were
his parents. They were natives of Maryland. William Magee's
ancestors on both sides were of Scotch decent. His great great
grandparents came from Scotland at a very early day, and took part
in the early struggle of the colonist, and in the Revolutionary war.
Mr. M. was married in March 1855, to Mary Jane Burns, a native
of Maryland. Her ancestors on her mother's side were of German
descent. Mr. M. adopted a daughter, who married Richard Correll
and now resides in this township. Mr. Magee acts with the Repub-
lican party in politics. He has been a profess(?i' of religion for
some 23 years, and is connected with the Methodist Church. P.
O., Green Valley

Joseph Warren Martin was born in Geneva, Fayette Co., Penn.,
in 1835. His father, Tazewell Presley Martin, was born in Monon-
gahela Co., Va., and is now living in Lloydville, O., 78 years old.
He has always voted the Democratic ticket except once and then
under protest he voted for Horace Greeley. His wife, Ann Dixon
Bailey, was a native of Geneva, Penn. The ancestors of Mr. M.
served in the Revolution army and also suffered depredations from
the Indians. Several members of the family were massacred by the
Indians in an early day in Virginia. The Martins are of English
descent. Joseph W. Martin was educated at the graded schools of
Ohio and Carmichael Academy, Greene Co., Ohio. Mr. M. was
married to Carnelia Woodrow, Oct. 13, 1868. She is a native of
this countv. She is a daughter of William Woodrow, Jr., and
Ellen Kellogg. Mr. Woodrow died March 3, 1860, and Mrs. Ellen
W. died April 25, 1858. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are the parents of
Fannie D., born Jan. 30, 1870; Thompkins P., July 31, 1871;
William W., Feb. 3, 1874; P. O., Green Valley.

Charles E. Mcintosh is a son of Charles Mcintosh, a native of
Ky. and Elizabeth Adams, his wife, a native of 111. Charles R. is
a native of Weakly Co., Teun., where he was born Jan. 8, 1836.



HISTORY OF TAZEWELL COUNTY. 625

He located in this county in 1861 ; by occupation is a farmer, and
in politics a Democrat. He has represented the sixth ward of
Pekin in the City Council. He was united in marriage April 1,
1857, to Miss Lucinda Glover, a native of this county. They have
one son — James E., who was born Nov. 18, 1858.

John Mcifers, farmer, sec. 36 ; P. O., Green Valley ; is a son of
A. Louis Meyers and Fannie Hafliger, his wife, they are of Swiss
and German descendants. John Meyers, whose name is at the head
of this sketch, is a native of Sand Prairie township, Tazewell county,
111., where he was born Aug. 26, 1838. Mr. Meyers was educated
in the schools of this county ; has filled the offices of Collector,
Supervisor, and other local offices with satisfaction to all those who
were interested. On Feb. 26, 1863, he was united in marriage to
Mary Hafliger, of Dillon township, a daughter of John Hafliger, a
native of Switzerland, whose wife was Catherine Rhink, a native of
Germany, They settled in Dillon township about 40 years ago.
Mr. and ]\Irs. Meyers are the parents of — Joseph A., born Oct. 30,
1865; Franklin E., born Oct. 21, 1867; Catherine Mabel, born
Dec. 26, '69.

Thomas C. 3Iurphn, 31. D., was born at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1844.
His parents were John and Margaret (Hayes) Mur[)hy, natives of
Limerick, Ireland. Dr. M. came to this county Jan. 29, 1856. He
attended the schools of his native State, and also of this State ; the
Doctor received his medical education at Rush Medical College,
Chicago, 111., where he graduated Feb. 5, 1868; is now located at
Green Valley. When treason stalked abroad in this land ; when
this mighty nation of ours was reeling and rocking to and fro like
a distressed vessel upon the stormy seas, Thomas C. Murphy was
one of the band of j^atriots in this land who defied treason and fliced
the war made against the nation; willing to risk his life and his all
for its presevation. He enlisted Aug. 6, 1861, in Co. I, 31st regt.
111. vol. In April, 1862, was promoted to Sergeant, in which posi-
tion he served until mustered out, Sept. 18, 1864. Dr. M. partici-
pated in the battles of Belmont, Mo,, where he received a wound in
the leg, Fort Henry, Tenn., Fort Donelson, and all the skirmishes
from Pittsburg Landing to the capture of Corinth, Miss. ; took part
in the second battle of Corinth, and the battles while marching to
the south and rear of Vicksburg, receiving two wounds, one in the
neck from a pistol ball, and in the back by a piece of shell, Avhich
so disabled him he was sent home on furlough. April 18, 1864, the
regiment joined Sherman's army at Clinton, Tenn., and was actively
engaged in the battles and skirmishes as far as Atlanta, on Sher-
man's famous march to the sea, where the Doctor was mustered out
on account of exj)i ration of term of service. Dr. M. was married
Feb. 2, 1871, to Virginia M. Plackett, a native of New Jersey.
They are the parents of Edward Powell, born June 9, 1874, and
Ettie I., born Dec, 26, 1876.

John Benjamin Oswald, is a native of Washington county, Md.



626 HISTORY OF TAZEWELL COUNTY.

His parents, Jolin and Margaret (Stephy) Oswald, were natives of
Maryland, and same county in which John Benjamin Oswald first
saw light, Sept, 26, 1840. John B. was educated in the schools of
his native State, and has always taken a deep interest in educational
matters, has held the office of School Director for some eight years.
Mr. O. was united in marriage in 1861, to Caroline Keefer, of
Pekin, Tazewell county. Their children are — Emma K., born
July 5, 1861; Harvey L., April 8, 1864; Benjamin F., March 31,
1874; Alva Edwin and Alvin Edgar, twins, born Jan. 22, 1877;
and an infant son, born Feb. 9, 1879. Mr. O.'s post-office is Green
Valley.

Enoch Runyon is a native of Plainfield, Essex county, N. J.,
where he was born in 1824. His parents were Benjamin and Joan
B. (Hariott) Runyon. The Runyons, Hariotts, and Blackfords
were very early settlers of New Jersey, dating back from the Revo-
lution. Enoch R., the sul^ject of this sketch, received a liberal
education in his native State. He came to this county May 10,
1853. He follows the occupation of a farmer, but formerly worked
at the hatter's trade, in New Jersey. He resides on sec. 33 ; owns
180 acres of laud ; post-office. Green Valley. Has been a consist-
ent member of the Baptist Church for the past thirty-six years ; has
been Assessor and School Director; was married in December,
1845, to Margaret D. Shortwell, daughter of Jacob and Dorcas
(Drake) Shortwell, who were descendants of very early settlers of
New Jersey. Enoch Runyon, the subject of this sketch, is the
father of twelve children — Alfred H., Benjamin N., Sarah Z., Jacob
S., Jaso, Julia E., Howard, Andrew S., Walter, Arabella, Jeanna,
Ralph S. Mrs. Runyon is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

John Sehafer, farmer, sec. 9 ; is the ow^ner of (500 acres of valua-
ble land. . Mr. Sehafer is a native of Germany, where he was born
in 1818. His parents were Philip and Margaret Sehafer. John,
the subject of this sketch, received a common school education in
his native country, and came to this county in 1840. Has been
Supervisor for this township for two years ; is a Democrat in poli-
tics; was married to Elizabeth Carroll, in 1843. They are the
parents of — Anton, born Feb. 4, 1844, he married Margaret Lutz;
Philip, born Nov. 26, 1848, was married to Elizabeth Lutz; John,
Jan. 13, 1854, (deceased), John, born March 12, 1855, married
Mary Hafleger; Elizabeth, March 17, 1842, married to Philip
Weyhrich ; Margaret, Aug. 14, 1876, (deceased) ; Eve, Aug. 13,
1851, married Peter Weyhrich; Margareta, Oct. 21, 1857, married
U. Lutz: Elizabeth, Jan. 29, 1861. Mr. and Mrs. Sehafer are
members of the Lutheran Church. P. O., Pekin.

Jonathan Schureman was born in Essex Co., New Jersey, March
13, 1816. His parents were John and Jane (Totten) Schureman,
natives of N. J. Mr. S. received a common school education. He
is a farmer, and the owner of 500 acres of choice land. He was
formerly a carpenter and builder. Mr. S. was married to Miss



HISTORY OP TAZEWELL COUNTY. 627

Kcziali Lawler in 1837. They are the parents of Rachel, who was
born in Oct., 1839; Mariette was born Feb. 7,1841; Israel was
born Dec. 27, 1843; Elizabeth was born May 4, 1855. Mr. Schure-
man first started from New Jersey in Oct., 1849, on a prospecting
tour, for the purpose of finding a place to locate permanently ; going
through New York State, Canada, IVIichigan and Wisconsin. Trav-
eling by canal, stage, and where there was no public conveyances,
traveling on foot. He passed down into Illinois as far as Jacksonville,
where he concluded to stop, on account of meeting a Mr. Goltry,
who was general superintendent of carjwnter and mason work on
the Insane Asylum, which was then being built, and although Mr.
S. proposed locating lands for the purpose of farming, as he was
offered the superintending of the mason work on the Asylum, he
concluded to accept, and returned immediately to N. J. to secure
other masons. Mr. S. returned to Jacksonville with his help about
March 24 ; and, as soon as he got his men fairly at M'ork, he came to
this county and bought 320 acres of land, but afterwards sold this
tract, and in 1855 he bought 800 acres of raw prairie land in sees.
19 and 20, Dillon township, at |25 per acre. Mr. S. has sold all
his farms, and lives at a very pleasant residence in Green Valley.

Samuel Schureman, farmer and stock raiser, sec. 35 ; P. O., Green
Valley ; was born in Essex Co., N. J., March 1, 1818. His parents
were John and Jane Schureman, natives of N. J. Mr. S. received
a common school education in his native State, and was united in
marriage May 15, 1845, to Cornelia H. Dickinson, a daughter of
Philomen and Cornelia (Howel) Dickinson, of Essex Co., N. J.
Mrs. Schureman died Oct. 27, 1858. She was the mother of five
chihlren — Mary E., born Feb. 1, 184G; Alice, born Jan. 28, 1848;
John \y., born Jan. 3, 1851, Avho died while an inflint of one year;
William H., born Sept. 11, 1863; Charles E., born Oct. 25, ISod.
Mrs. S. was a member of the Presbyterian Church at the time of
her death. Mr. S. was again married March 30, 1865, to Deborah
Osborn, daughter of John and Sarah (dark) Osborn, of N. J.
With a stout heart and a determined will Mr. S. has made life a
success.

Thomas Schureman was born in Essex Co., N. J., June 16, 1823.
His parents were Samuel and Sally (Scuddcr) Schureman, natives of
the same place. Mr. S. was educated at New Providence Academy,
N.J. He came to this county in 1852. He is retired, and lives
in Green Valley. He has held several local offices. Mr. S. was




Ellworth, Frederick W., Estella Mav. Mrs. S. is a member of the
Methodist Church.

Christopher Stoehr was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, in
1828. His parents were Nicholas and Elizabeth Stoehr. The
subject of this sketch came to this county in 1850. He follows the



628 HISTOEY OF TAZEWELL COUNTY.

occupation of farming ; is the owner of 260 acres of land ; resides
on section 6 ; P. O,, Green Valley. He was married in 1851, to
Elizabeth Ekrhart, a native of Hesse Darmstadt, Ger., where she
was born May 6, 1831 ; they have been the parents of fifteen chil-
dren, of Avhom eight are living, as follows — George, born Oct. 28,
1852; Philip, Sept. 30, 1854; Conradt, Oct. 25,"' 1863; Margaret,
Feb. 5, '65 ; Alice, March 1, '70 ; Catherine, March 31, '72 ; Louisa,
July 11, '74; Ada, June 11, '77, and the following chiklren are
dead — Martin died at the age of live years; Philip, one year;
Mary, six years ; Elizabeth, age four years ; Lena, age three years,
and two infants not named.

Peter Urish, farmer, sec. 24 ; post-office. Green Valley ; is a
native of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, where he was born in 1824.
He emigrated to this country in 1831, and settled with his parents
on section 24, this township. His parents were George and Eve
(Wyhrick) Urish. Peter Urish was united in marriage in 1846, to
Margaret Vogel, a daughter of Frederick and C'harlotta (Beck)
Vogel, who were natives of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. They
emigrated to this country and located at Smithtown, Maryland, in
1833, and moved to this county in 1846, bringing Mrs. Urish with
them. She was born in Germany in 1828. The fruits of her mar-
riage with Mr. Urish are — *Henry, born Nov. 10, 1847; '^'Mary,
born Jan. 29, '49 ; Eva, born Dec. 10, '53; Elizabeth, born May
30, '56 ; *Mary Ann, born Feb. 4, '58 ; John, born Feb. 24, '60 ;
*George, born March 18, '62; Jacob, March 15, '63; Nicholas,
April 20, '65; Peter, Nov. 11, '67; Adam, Dec. 13, '69; Amelia,
April 17, '73. Those marked * not living. Mrs. Urish has been
a member of the Lutheran Church ever since she was 14 years old.

Nicholas Yolk, farmer, sec. 9 ; P. O., Pekin. Was born in Ger-
many, July 22, 1818. He came to this county 37 years ago. His
parents were John and Mary (Schwin) Volk. Nicholas Volk served
in the German army. He was united in marriage to Margaret
Ulrich, in 1846. She was born in Germany, in 1826. They are
the parents of thirteen children, who were born as follows — Peter,
born in 1847, Mary, 1849, Elizabeth, 1851, Jacob, 1853, Eva, 1855,
Caroline, 1857, Balz, 1859 Lizzie, 1861, Margaret, 1863, Nicholas,
1865, John, 1867, George, 1869, Philip, 1871.

James M. Watkins, 31. D., Green Valley. Is a son of William
M. and Mary Patterson, his wife, natives of Rockbridge Co., Vir-
ginia, near the Natural Bridge. The Watkins are of Scotch-
Irish Welch descent. The subject of this sketch was born in the
town of Montezuma, Parke Co., Ind., in 1830. He attended the
schools of Terre Haute, in his native State. He attended one
course of lectures at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Penn.,
and two courses at Rush Medical College at Chicago, where he
graduated in Jan., 1864. Was united in marriage in 1862, to Sarah
B. Megaw, a native of Ind., this union has been blessed with four
children — Sarah F., born in Dec. 1858; Samuel M., born in May



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1863; Anna E., born March 23, 1865; James Edmund, born in
April, 1867. Mrs. \V. is a member of the Presbyterian Chureh.

ThoHKVi Hdriford Wilcman, physician, Green Valley. Dr. W.
was born in Stark county, Ohio, in 1829. His parents were Jesse
and Lydia (Gregg) Wileman. Dr. AV. received his literary educa-
tion in Fulton county, and Knox College, Knox county, and his
medical education in the Allopathic, Homeopathic, and Eclectic
schools, and practices as a regular physician of these schools of
medicine ; has practiced medicine for nineteen years ; having com-
menced his medical studies in 1857, at Vermont, Fulton county.
The Doctor's medical studies did not cease with lectures that he
attended, or at the commencement of his practice, but he has always
been a close student; during these nineteen years of jiractice he has
always taken the leading medical journals of this country, keeping
apace with the knowledge gained by experience from all parts of the
country. Dr. W. enlisted Feb. 8, 1865, in 147th regt. 111. vol., and
was appointed assistant surgeon, and served in that capacity during
the time of service, which was one year. Dr. W. came to this
county in April, 1866; was united in marriage April 11, 1871, to
Lizzie* D. Field, a native of Pennsylvania, Their union has been
blessed with two daughters — Mabel, born May 25, 1873; and
Bessie, born July 29, 1877. Dr. and Mrs. A¥ileman are members
of the Methodist Church.

*S'. M. Wood row, Sr., was born in Cincinnati township, Tazewell
county, 111., in the year 1840. His parents were Samuel and Cath-
arine (Montague) Woodrow, natives of Pennsylvania and New
Jersey, res})ectively. S. M. Woodrow is a farmer, on sec. 25 ; P.
O., Green Valley. Mr. Woodrow is a Republican in ])olitics. Pie
united in marriage with Miss Anna Hill, Aug. 21, 1862. They
have been blessed with five children — Katie A., born Sej)t. 30, '63;
Edna May, born Jan. 15, '65; Louis C, born July 27, '(yS; Bennie
E., born March 23, '72; Richard S., born Sept. 18, '76.

Jo.scpli Woodruff is a native of Fabius, Onondago county. New
York, where he was born in 1824. He is a son of Joseph and
Lavina (Blanchard) Woodruff. The Woodruff's are of English
descent. Three brothers came to this country, one settled in Con-
necticut, which was the great grandparent of the subject of this
sketch ; another settled in the State of Rhode Island, and the other



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