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He enlarged it to its present capacity, and in February, 1876, sold to the
present proprietor, J. W. Hartzell. Mr. M. W. Thatcher was connected
with this house about eight years as landlord. The Central House was
built about 1857, by A. M. Randall.

No manufactures exist in town, and not until the completion of the
railway in 1871, did the town grow in a thriving manner. From that
time good stores were erected, and a fine trade with the surrounding
farmers at once sprang into life.

The project of having railroad connection with the eastern and west-
ern markets was agitated by the more prominent citizens as early as 1863.
The object was again discussed in 1866, and more definite steps were
taken. The Rock Island Railroad was opened in 1856 to the coal fields,
and the citizens of Cambridge began an earnest effort to secure the con-
tinuance of the road through their town. In 1867, Mr. Orin E. Page
was sent by the citizens to procure a charter for the road, under the name
of the Peoria and Rock Island Railway. This was accomplished, and
subscription-books were immediately opened in the city of Peoria, in
Galva, Cambridge, and at Osco and Weston. The city of Peoria sub-
scribed 8100,000, and the county the same amount. The township of
Galva, .$50,000; Galva, 125,000; Cambridge. *50.0UO : and Osco and
Weston, $30,000 each. By these figures, aggregating $385,000, it will be
observed that the road was built mainly by municipal subscriptions. For
all this outlay, the corporations were abundantly repaid in the increase of
wealth and rapid development of the towns. Cambridge, from a popu-
lation of between four and five hundred in 1871, has grown to four times



HISTORY OF HENRY COUNTY.



181



that number, and, as a showing of the increase in trade, the following
exhibit of the number of car loads of produce shipped from this station
during each month in 1876 is given :





1


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1


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1


f

1


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corn.


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25


4


2






17










5


2


2


i


58


March


12


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22




24


3








4


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2


35




74


15


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2


2




103




05


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2








I


2




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127


julv


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7




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69




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27


2






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2


2




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43


28


4


i


3


12


4


I


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97




37


18


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74




36


5








13








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5








60




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2


2






28


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8








129


































Total.,.


562


III


17


6


6


144


17


I


I


2


20


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7





028



These tables only include shipments in carload lots. The shipments
in smaller lots, if footed up, would swell the amounts of some sorts of
produce considerably. A good man}' barrels of apples and bales of
broom-corn have been shipped in lots less than car-loads, and some small
lots of other items. The shipments of poultry by freight, in boxes and
barrels, during the month of December, amount to 15,866 pounds ; while
large quantities have also been sent by express. Butter and eggs are
also shipped by both freight and express, and butter especially is sent off
in large quantities by express.

Comparing the shipments of the past year with those of previous
years, reducing all to a uniform basis the first three years ending Nov.
80, and the last two ending Dec. 31, 1876 the following is given :





1876.

22O.42Q


1875-

I7O 280


1874.

IOO 057


1873.

leg QQE


1872.
231 187


Oats. .


90 062


62,500


98,327


94.277


46,801


Rye


6,67S


6426


5,312


7 267


II 857


Wheat


2,2OO


11,655


9-554


11,728


3,255


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2 578


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Total..


T?2.IIQ


2*0.870


2Id."i3Q


274,70";


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LIVE STOCK AND OTHER PRODUCE.





1876.


1875-


187-1.


1873.


1872.


Hogs, No


7 200


7,2^0


6 84";


- 8>o


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Cattle \o


272


1 12


518


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Horses, cars


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Broomcorn, tons.


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1 66


.


27


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I 2O


61


386


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Potatoes, bu




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2,4.^0


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Apples, bu..


666








078



Prior to the completion of the railroad, Cambridge was considered a
small inland town, with but little trade and few advantages. The sud-



182 HISTORY OF HENRY COUNTY.

den increase of population, and the increase in wealth and in tmde has
dispelled that idea, and to-day Cambridge bids fair to rival any town in
the county. There are a number of fine brick business houses, one bank
a private institution, organized in November 1871 ; two or three good
hotels, two weekly newspapers, excellent graded schools and six regular-
ly organized churches, all of which have good houses of worship.

CAMBRIDGE OFFICTALS.

Pres., A. Gould ; Clerk, W. B. Dean ; Treas., P. B. Welton. Trus-
tees, James Mascell, S. H. Patten, Sylvester Rockwell, T. G. Ayers, J. W.
Stewart, A. Gould.

THE PRESS.

The first paper started in Cambridge, and the first in Henry County,
issued its first number on Feb. 13, 1853. It was called the Henry County
Gazette, and was edited by J. W. Eystra. This paper and all the material
connected with the office were afterwards sold to the citizens of Kewanee,
and removed to that place, where the name was changed to the Henry
County Dial. The editor,. Mr. Hyatt, soon after went to Geneseo, where
he established the Qenesec Republic. About November, 1857, the press
and materials in the Galva Watchman office were purchased and remov-
ed to Cambridge by Judge Tillson, Dr. A. A. Dunn, V. M. Ayres, and
H. W. Wells. Dr. Dunn was established as editor, and the name changed
to the Chronicle. He remained until 1860 in this place. That year.
Patten and Denison leased the office and fixtures from the company, and
continued Dr. Dunn as editor for one year, when Mr. Patten purchased
Mr. Denison's interest, and (Dr. Dunn going to the army)* assumed entire
editorial control. He kept charge until 1866, when he was succeeded by
Everett & Casson, who, on May 16, 1^67, sold to the present' editor and
proprietor, Mr. George C. Smithe. He has now entire control, having
purchased the office and all the material, and issues a paper which fully
merits its name.

The Prairie Chief was started in Galva in April, 1868, and for a time
printed in the office of the G-alva Union. In September of that year,
Mr. F. B. Seaton purchased the office of the Stark County Democrat at
Toulon, and removed to that place. He changed the name to Prairie
Chief, and remained there till December, 1871, when he rented the office
of the Cambridge Democrat, and removed to that place. This paper had
been started and conducted by one Rock, who proved a most disreputable
character. Immediately on Mr. Seaton taking chaTge, a change was made,
and an excellent weekly paper. started. He changed the name to Prairie
Chief, and although in a county largely Republican in politics, the paper
has a large circulation.

CAMBRIDGE DEMOCRAT.

In the Spring of 1869, feeling the need of a Democratic paper cen-
trally located in the county, S. P. Cady and I. G. Aj'ers commenced a
correspondence with Mr. J. L. Rock of Chicago, commercial editor of the
Chicago Times, with a view of establishing a Democratic paper in Cam-
bridge, which resulted in receiving a proposition from Mr. Rock that if




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Cambridge.



HISTORY OF HENRY COUNTY. 185

$1,500 was raised to purchase presses and material he would furnish an
equal amount, and would come and take charge of the paper, with the
understanding that at the expiration of the year he was to have the mate-
rial by refunding the $1,500 and 10 per cent. A meeting was called at
the court-house, which was largely attended by the Democrats of this
vicinity, and the proposition met with general favor. At this meeting
$800 was subscribed, and a committee appointed to raise the balance,
which they succeeded in doing very soon. A committee was then sent
to Chicago to superintend the purchase and shipment of presses, type,
etc. In due time the material arrived, and was set up in the room over
the harness shop of H. P. Hart, and July 28, 1869, the first issue of the
Cambridge Democrat made its appearance, greatly to the satisfaction of
its god-parents. The paper remained under the management of Mr.
Rock but a short time. The 20th of November of the same year found
him in such straitened circumstances that he was forced to dispose of
the paper to Morrison Francis and R. Heber Hinman, who employed Mr.
I. G. Ayers, then a law student with Mr. W. H. Shepard, to take charge
of the editorial and financial management. Mr. Ayers continued the
editor until Nov. 29, 1871, at which time Messrs. Francis & Hinman
rented the office to Mr. B. W. Seaton, who removed the Prairie Chief
from Toulon, Stark County, to this place, commenced and continues its
issue here.

THE CHURCHES.

The Baptist Church was organized July 8, 1854, in the court-house.
Prior to the organization, they met in this house for some time for religious
exercises, and for a short time after. At the organization thirteen persons
united, whose names are as follows : William Talbott, Mary Talbott, Aaron
Talbott, Phebe Talbott, James M. Woodmansee, Clarrissa M. Woodman-
see, John McFarland, Hanna McFarland, Emma Blackman, Laura Bishop,
Harriett Daggett, Electa Davenport, and Eliza Ayers. This congregation
purchased the old school-house, which they used for a house of worship
until the erection of their present commodious church. It cost about
$10,000. They have in addition to this just completed a very comfortable
parsonage, worth $2,100.

The earliest pastor was Rev. F. Ketchman, who remained about one
year. He was followed by Rev. W. W. Smith, who was pastor fourteen
months. Then followed Rev. R. Edwards, one year; Rev. G. D. Sim-
mons, eighteen months; Rev. A. Edison, two years and four months; Rev.
J. Shephard, six years ; Rev. W. A. Velsher, two and one-half years,
when the present pastor, Rev. J. Cairns, was installed. The membership
is now 107, and the attendance at Sunday-school 130. The superinten-
dent is William Talbott.

The Disciples of Christ held meetings for some time in the court-
house, in the Baptist Church, and in the school-house. About December
18, 1859, they met at the court-house and effected an organization. At
this meeting the following persons united : Samuel and Mrs. Ellen
Horn, Mrs. A. E. Matthews, Ada B. Lobingier, Geo. Lobingier, G. W.
Sroupe, William and Mrs. Martha McFarland, and William Kirkland.

On the 23d of January following, a permanent organization was
made, with William Kirkland and G. W. Sroupe as elders, William Mc-

15 For continuation of this History, see page 505.



BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY.



ABBREVIATIONS.



Ind. Rep... . Independent Republican.

Lib. Rep Liberal Republican.

Rep Republican.

Dem Democrat.

Ind '. Independent.

Bapt _ Baptist.

Cong Congrcgat'onalist.

Epis t Episcopalian.

Evang Evangelist.

Adv Adventist.



Meth Methodist.

Cath Roman Catbolic.

Pres Presbyterian.

Prest President.

P.O Post Office.

Prop Proprietor.

Co County.

Sec Section or Secretary.

Vol Volunteer.

Unit - Unitarian.



GENESEO TOWNSHIP.



A BRAMS NATHAN G. Genesco; showman; Dem; from Ind.

'** ADAMS J. Q. Rev. Geneseo; Rep; Meth; from Canada.

ADAMS M. A. Geneseo.

ALBER F. Mrs. Geneseo; Evang; from Germany.

ALBORG PETER, Geneseo; laborer; Meth; from Sweden.

ALBRECHT Mrs. widow, Geneseo; German Luth; from Germany.

ALBERTSON CHARLES L. Geneseo.

ALDEEN P. A. Geneseo; shoemaker; Rep; from Sweden.

ALLAN M. JAMES, Geneseo; Retired Farmer; born in Sumner Co. Tenn. Nov. 23, 1814!
came to Henry Co. 1836; wife was Susanna Stewart, born Jan. 28, 1819; married March 6.
1839; nas f ur children; Mr. Allan spent the Winter of 1836-7 at Vandalia, where the
Legislature then met, and succeeded in getting Henry Co. set apart from Knox; he was also
the first County and Circuit Clerk of Henry Co; has filled the office of County Judge; in 1850
he was elected to State Legislature to assist in getting a charter for C. R. I. & P. Railroad,
and strange as it may seem, Mr. Allan informs us that it was a difficult matter to obtain, as
the Governor and many of the leading men of the state were much afraid that a railroad con-
structed in the vicinity of the canal would prove detrimental to the interests of the state. Mr.
Allan also held the office of Provost Marshal in this district during a part of the war. Mrs.
Allan had the honor of teaching the first school in the county.

ALLAN WM. T. Geneseo; justice of peace; Ind; from Tenn.

ALLEN ARTHUR, lives with father, Aug. Allen; Rep; Unit; from Mass.

ALLEN AUG. Geneseo; restaurant; Rep; Unit; from R. Island.

ALLEN C. Mrs. (widow), Geneseo; Spiritualist; from N. Y.

ALLEN CHARLES, Geneseo; R. R. baggageman; Rep; Unit; from Mass.

ALLEN M. M. resides with mother, Mrs. C. Allen; Rep; Lib; born in this town.

ALLEN ROBERT, P.O. Geneseo; farm hand with J. F. Smith; Dem; from N. Y.

AMOS JOHN, Geneseo; mason; Rep; from England.

ANDERSON A. Geneseo; laborer; Rep; Luth; from Sweden.

ANDERSON A. F. Geneseo; laborer; Rep; Luth; from Sweden.

ANDERSON CHAS. Geneseo; cabinet maker; Rep; Prot; from Sweden.

ANDERSON CHARLES, Geneseo; wagon maker; Rep; from Sweden.



HENRY COUNTY : GENESEO TOWNSHIP. 187

ANDERSON ERICK, Geneseo; cabinet maker; Luth; from Sweden.

ANDERSON JAMES, Sec. 14; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; from Ohio.

ANDERSON JOHN, Geneseo; retired farmer; Rep; from Ohio.

ANDERSON J. P. Geneseo; laborer; Rep; Meth; from Sweden.

ANDERSON L. D. Geneseo; dealer in pumps; Rep; from Ohio.

ANDERSON PETER, Sec. i; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Luth; from Sweden; 80 acres.

ANDERSON PETER, Sec. 12; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Luth; from Sweden; 120 acres.

ANDERSON PETER, Geneseo; laborer; Rep; Luth; from Sweden.

ANDERSON H. Mrs. Geneseo; from Sweden.

ANDREE HERMAN, Sec. 9; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Luth; from Prussia.

ANDREWS JAMES, Farmer. Sec. 7; P.O. Geneseo; born in Trumbull Co. Ohio, April
3, 1830; came toTazewell Co. in 1843, and to this county in 1854; Dem; owns 600 acres of
land, valued at $24,000; wife was Marietta Campbell, born in St. Lawrence Co. N. Y., Jan.
IO, 1841; married March 26, 1862; has seven children.

ANTES H. T. Geneseo; physician and surgeon; Rep; Cong; from N. Y.

ANTES R. H. Geneseo; Rep; Cong; from N. Y.

APPLEBEE THOMAS, Geneseo; Livery; born in LaSalle Co. 111. Dec. 2, 1853; came
to county, 1872; Rep; married Miss Ida Bawlman; she was born in New York, June 17,
1853, and married Feb. 14, 1872; two children; Mr. Applebee is one of the proprietors of the
temperance billiard room.

ARNETT JACOB, Geneseo; agricultural implements; Ind; Prot; from France.

ARNETT S. J. Geneseo; merchant; Rep; Prot; from 111.

ARNOLD G. W. Geneseo; minister M. E. church; Rep; West Virginia.

ARNOLD JOHN, Geneseo.

ASH MICHAEL, Sec. 14; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Dem; from Pa.

ASH LEWIS, Geneseo; laborer; Dem; Prot; from Mich.

ASH WM. farm hand with C. B. Smith; Ind; from N. Y.

ATKIN D. II. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Bapt; from Ct.

ATKINSON J. T. Geneseo; retired farmer; Ind; Cong; from Mass.

AYERS B. Geneseo; retired farmer; Rep; from Mass.

"D ACK WM. Geneseo; shoemaker; Rep; Meth; from Sweden.

BAILEY CHRIS. C., P.O. Geneseo; lives with John Churchill; Dem; from N. H.

BAILEY JAS. M., P.O. Geneseo; lives with John Churchill; Dem; from N. H.

BAILEY Z. C. Geneseo; blacksmith; Rep; Lib; from Vt.

BAIRD WM. Geneseo; watchman; Dem; from Pa.

BAKER E. Mrs. widow; Geneseo; Cath; from Germany.

BAKER FREDERICK, Geneseo; painter; Rep; Meth; from England.

BAKER JOS. Geneseo; tinner; Rep; Prot; born in Conn.

BAKER NICOLAS, Geneseo; laborer; Rep; Cath; from Germany.

BAKER T. Geneseo; baker; Dem; Luth; from Germany.

BAKER THOS. E. Geneseo; miller; Rep; Pres; from N. Y.

BAKER FRED. Geneseo; painter; Meth; Rep; from Eng.

BALL C. A. Geneseo; policeman; Dem; Prot; from Mass.

BALL FRANK M. Geneseo; brakeman; Rep; Meth.

BALL C. A. Jr. Geneseo; brakeman; Rep; Meth.

BALL GEO. Geneseo; brakeman; Rep; Meth.

BARKER JOHN, Geneseo; carpenter; Rep.

BARBER EMORY, Geneseo; wagon maker; Rep; Unit.

BARGE BEN J. F. Supt. of Geneseo City Schools and County Supt. of Schools; born in
Concord, Middlesex Co. Mass. Feb. 2, 1834; came to this county, 1861; Rep; Bapt; owns
house and lot; educated in public schools of Concord, Haverhill and Lowell; two years in
Yale College; did not return after his father's death in 1852; taught in Mississippi and Louisi-
ana from 1852 to 1861; spent one and a'half years in military service in Department of North-
west, under Gen. Pope; farmed two years; taught six years in Cambridge, and now five years
at Geneseo; married June, 1863 to Carrie W. Showers, of Cambridge, 111; she was born in
Cambridge, June 2, 1841; has four children, Hattie, Cora, Jennie and Allie.



188 VOTERS AND TAXPAYERS OF

BARLTZ JOHN, Geneseo; brick maker; Rep; Luth; from Germany.

BARNES EDGAR L. Geneseo; laborer; Rep; from N. Y.

BARNES JOHN D. Geneseo; retired farmer; Rep; Meth; from Md.

BARNHART CATHERINE Mrs. widow; Sec. 15; P.O. Geneseo; Evang; from Germany.

BARTON ALBERT C. Geneseo; printer in News office, Ind; Prot; from N. Y.

BARTON ANDREW, Sec. 29; P.O. Geneseo; farmer for H. C. Barton; Rep; born in N. Y.

BARTON H. C. Sec. 29; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Cong; born in Vt; 121 acres.

BARTON WM. C. Sec. 29; P.O. Geneseo; farmer for H. C. Barton; Rep; Cong; born in N.Y.

BARTZ JOHN, Geneseo; laborer for Kendall & Kidder; Rep; Lulh; from Germany.

BARGSTROM JOHN, P.O. Geneseo; farm hand with G. W. West; from Sweden.

BATES J. W. Geneseo; laborer; Rep.

BATES JOHN L. Geneseo; laborer.

BAUER JACOB, Geneseo; laborer; Rep; German.

BAUERMEISTER AUGUST, Geneseo; farmer; Rep; from Germany.

BAUMGAERTNER JOSEPH, Geneseo; carpenter; Rep; Meth; from Germany.

BAXTER JOHN, Geneseo: retired; Rep; Meth; from Mass.

BAYE GEORGE, Sec. 5; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; from Mich; 103 acres.

BECK ANTHON, Geneseo; tailor with P. Schabelle; Rep; from Germany.

BECK WM. Geneseo; shoemaker; Rep; Meth; from Sweden.

BECKER NICHOLAS, Sec. 8; P.O. Geneseo; maltster for G. Geiser; born in France.

BECKSTINE JOHN, Geneseo; molder; Rep; Luth; born Germany.

BECKER FRED. Geneseo; baker; German.

BEHMAN JOSEPH, Geneseo; laborer.

BEINGENHEIMER ADAM, Geneseo; saloonkeeper; Dem.

BELKNAP W. L. Geneseo; laborer.

BELLENGER J. H. Geneseo; feed stable; Dem; from N. Y.

BELLINGER JOHN H. Geneseo; livery and feed stable; Dem; born in Henry Co.

BENDER CHRISTIAN, Geneseo; cabinet maker; Dem; Prot; from Germany.

BENDER OTTO, Geneseo; laborer; German.

BENEDICT THOS. N. Rev. Geneseo; Epis; from N. Y.

BENNETT WM. G. Geneseo; laborer for McBroom & Wilson; Rep; Prot; from Maine.

BENNETT J. M. Geneseo; drayman; Rep; Meth.

BENSINGER JOHN, P.O. Geneseo; with Moses Bensinger; from Ohio.

BENSINGER MOSES, Sec. 3; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Dem; Evang; from Pa.

BENSON NILS, P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Luth; from Sweden; 40 acres.

BERNER FERDINAND, Geneseo; boot and shoe merch't; Luth; German.

BERGLAND JOHN, Geneseo; laborer.

BEVERIDGE ANN Mrs. Geneseo; Rep; Cong; born in Scotland.

BILLINGS HENRY, Sec. 28; P.O. Geneseo; laborer for E. A. Hunn; Dem; born in III.

BILLS L. Geneseo; retired farmer; Dem; Meth; from Vt.

BILLS K. J. Geneseo; sewing mach. ag't; Dem; Meth.

BITNER JAMES, Geneseo; laborer.

BLACKISTONE WM. P. Geneseo; stockbreeder; Rep; Quaker; from Ohio.

BLISS H. F. Farmer, Sec 31, P.O. Geneseo; born in New York, Oct. 13, 1809; came to
this county in 1853; Rep; Meth; owns 120 acres of land, valued at $4,800; was Justice of
Peace for two years; wife was Amy C. Briggs, born in Oneida Co. N. Y., March 5, 1810;
married Nov. 18, 1830; four children, three boys and one girl, all now living.

BLISS L. Geneseo; molder; Rep; born in 111.

BLISS THOS. G. Geneseo; bridge builder; Rep; from Mass.

BODA JOHN, Geneseo; teamster; Dem; Meth; from Ohio.

BO ICE R. D. Geneseo; hardware; Rep; from Pa.

BOIS JOHN, Geneseo; carpenter; Rep; Prot; from Ohio.

BOILE THOS. H. P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Dem; from Ireland. |,

BOLEEN JOHN, Geneseo; tailor; Rep; Luth; from Sweden.

BOLEEN YOUNG, Geneseo, tailor; Rep; Luth; from Sweden.



HENRY COUNTY : GENESEO TOWNSHIP. 189

BOLLEN F. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; born in Henry Co.

BOONE Miss, Geneseo; Epis; from Pa.

BOWERS JACOB, Geneseo; cook; Dem; Prot; from Germany.

BOYCE JOHN H. Geneseo; carpenter; Rep; from N. Y.

BOYLE THOMAS H., P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Dem; Cath; from Ireland; 145 ac. $8,700.

BRACKEN JAMES, Geneseo; painter; Rep; from Pa.

BRADLEY JAMES, Geneseo; clerk; Dem; Cath; born Ireland.

BRADLEY M. Geneseo; groceries; Dem; Cath; from Ireland.

BRAWLEY \V. H. retired farmer; Rep; from Ohio.

BRAY JAS. Geneseo; laborer; Dem; Cath; born Ireland.

BRAY THOS. Geneseo; salesman; Dem; Meth; from Ky.

BRAY STEPHEN, Geneseo; laborer.

BRADY SAMUEL, Geneseo; boarding-house; Rep; Bapt.

BRAINARD W. G. Geneseo; windmill dealer; Rep; Unit.

BREED GEORGE H. Sec. 29; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Cong; born in N. H.; 60 acres.

BRENIZER CHARLES, Geneseo; laborer Kendall & Kidder; Rep; Prot; born in 111.

BRENIZER D. E. Geneseo; harness-maker; Rep; Prot; born 111.

BRENIZER SAM'L. Geneseo; miller; Rep; Prot; from Pa.

BRITTON OSCAR, Geneseo; teamster; Rep; from N.Y.

BRIX D. Geneseo; bot. physician; Dem; Cath; from Italy.

BROGLE THEODORE, Sec. 28; P.O. Geneseo; laborer for G. Geiser; born in Germany.

BROPHY THOMAS, Geneseo; blacksmith; Dem; Cath; from Ireland.

BROUGHAMER JACOB, Sec. 28; P.O. Geneseo; laborer for G. Geiser; born in Germany.

BROUGHTON WILBER F. Geneseo; agriculture dealer; Rep; from Ohio.

BROWN BELA, Geneseo; retired; Rep; Cong; from Vermont.

BROWN FREDERICK P. Retired Farmer, Geneseo; born in Onondaga Co. N.Y.
Aug. 14, 1821; came to this county in 1852; Ind. Dem; owns 250 acres of land and house
and lot, valued at $17,000; has been Mayor of the city two years; was Supervisor one year;
was President for four years of the first Agricultural Society formed in the county; wife was
Harriet M. Bennett, born in Onondaga Co. N.Y. Jan. 26, 1821; married Jan. 23, 1844; has
six children.

BROWN GEORGE A. Geneseo; hardware; Rep; from N.Y.; came to county 1854.

BROWN R. Geneseo; carpenter; Rep; Meth; from N.Y.

BROWN S. M. Sec. 22; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Ind; from N.Y.; 160 acres, $10,000.

BROWN W. C. Geneseo; physician and surgeon; Rep; Cong; born Michigan.

BROWN DAOTEL, P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Unit.

BRUSH J. B. Geneseo; retired; Rep; born in N.Y.

BRYAN JOHN M. Geneseo; laborer; Dem.

BUBECK WM. L. Geneseo; boot and shoe store; Rep; Evang; from Germany.

BUCHANAN J. M. Geneseo.

BUCHY CHARLES, Geneseo; butcher; Dem; born in Germany.

BUCKLES A. M. Mrs. Geneseo; widow of late J. S. Buckles; from N.Y.

BUELL CHRISTIAN, Geneseo; manufacturer of cigars; Rep; Evang; from Germany.

BURGEMAN JONAS, Sec. II; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; from Sweden.

BURGERT P. Geneseo; tailor; Dem; Cath; from Germany.

BURGESON ANNA M. Mrs. Sec. 11; P.O. Geneseo; Luth; from Sweden; 40 acres.

BURGSTON JOSEPH, Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Luth; from Sweden.

BURKE ADOLPH, Sec. 34; P.O. Geneseo; farmer, for E. Farwell; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.

BURKLUND OTTO, Geneseo; clerk; Rep; born 111.

BURLINGAME THOMAS J. Geneseo; veterinary surgeon; Dem; from R. I.

BURNETT ISAAC, Geneseo; roadmaster C. R. I. &. P. R.R.; Dem; val. prop. $2,000.

BUSHNELL CHARLES, Geneseo; laborer.

BUTTERBROD JOHN, Geneseo; baker; Rep; Cath; from Germany.

/"'AHILL DENNIS, Geneseo; railroad laborer; Dem; Cath; from Ireland.
^-' CANN JOHN, Geneseo; butcher; Dem; from England.



190 VOTERS AND TAXPAYERS OF

CANN THOMAS, Geneseo; butcher; Dem; from Pa.

CAJDY A. B. Farmer, Sec. 28; P.O. Geneseo; born in Henry Co. 111. July 8, 1845; Rep;
Cong; owns 80 acres of land, valued at $4.500; wife was Ella J. French, born in Michigan,
Oct. 14, 1851; married Oct. 30, 1871; two children, Guy M., born April 24, 1873; Walter F.
born Jan. 9, 1875.

CADY HIRAM J. Farmer, Sec. 15; P.O. Geneseo; born in Genesee Co. N.Y. Nov. 15,
1814; came to this county in 1837; Kep; Cong; owns 246 acres of land, valued at $20,000;
wife was Mary E. Bartlett, born in Genesee Co. N.Y. March 8, 1824; married Oct. 19, 1841;



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