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Rep; he and his brother, Charles G. Holmes, own 66 acres of land, worth $4,290; Charles G.
Holmes came to this country from Sweden in May, 1868; married Emily Johnson, Jan. 1875.

HORNECKER GEORGE J. Sec. 14; farmer; Dem; Luth; born Germany; 240 acres.

HORTON GILBERT, Sec. 34; P.O. Cambridge; farmer; Ind; Spirit; born Pa.

HO WELL CHARLES Gr. Farmer, Sec. 2; P.O. Geneseo; was born in Monongalia Co.
W. Va. Jan. 22, 1837, where he and Miss Sarah C. Holland, born Aug. 10, 1835, were edu-
cated, whom he married Sept. 30, 1860; he enlisted Aug. 14, 1862 in Co. C, I4th W. Va. Vol.
Inf. and served his country nearly three years; was honorably discharged July 3, 1865; Bapt;
is Deacon of his church; Rep; and has been School Director for seven years; he has six
daughters, Rebecca J., Susan O., Blanche B., Jessie F., Love A. and Anna H; he has 162^
acres of land, valued at $10,000.

HOYT J. W. Sec. 25; P.O. Cambridge; farmer; rents; Dem; born Conn.

JOHNSON CHARLES, Sec. 34 farmer; Dem; born Sweden.
IOHNSON FREDERICK, Sec. 29; P.O. Osco; laborer; lives on Chas. J. Hoflund's farm.
JOHNSON JOHN, Sec. 31 ; P.O. Andover; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.
JOHNSON JOHN, Sec. 34; P.O. Cambridge; farmer; Dem; born Sweden.
JOHNSON J. P. laborer; Meth; born in Sweden.
JOHNSON JOHN A. Sec. n; farm hand; Rep; Luth.
JAMES NELSON, laborer; Luth; born Denmark.

T/"LAROON MARTIN, Luth; born Germany.

KNOWLES MATTHEW, Farmer, Sec. 22; P.O. Osco; born in Matlock, Derbyshire,
England, May 19, 1821; came to Pa. 1848, to this county May, 1856; on Dec. 29, 1859, he
married Miss Annie Radburn, who was born in Raddle, England, June 15, 1831; came to
Philadelphia 1833, and to this county June, 1859; tnev have one son, William H., born May
3, 1866; three daughters, Sophia R., born Oct. 5, 1860; Emma W., born Oct. 20, 1862, and
Annie L., born Aug. 5, 1869; Rep; has been^ School Director and Treasurer of the Board
two years; he has 80 acres of land, worth $5,500.

T A MB A. M. C. Sec. 6; carpenter; Rep; born N.Y.

LAMMART F. farmer; born Germany; 40 acres land.
LANDEN CHARLES, Sec. 28; P.O. Osco: farmer; Rep; born Sweden; 70 acres.

LARSON ANDREW G. Farmer, Sec. 28; P.O. Osco; was born in Sweden July 25, 1837;
came to this country Aug. 18, 1860; married Mathilda L. Hokonson, Nov. i, 1866; bom in
Sweden; he is a Rep; Luth; he is now Church Trustee; has five sons, Lewis E. and Andrew
J., born June 28, 1867; Henry J., born June 27, 1872; Charles R., born June 7, 1874; Gust.
A., born July 25, 1876; one daughter, Nellie A., born June II, 1870; has 200 acres, valued
at $13,000.

LAWSON JOHN M. Sec. 17; farmer; rents; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.

LAWSON S. S. Luth. minister at Morristown; Rep; born Pa.

LEIBEE GEORGE, Sec. 4; farmer; Ind; Meth; born Ky; 341 acres.

LEIBEE JACOB, Sec. 4; farmer; Dem; born Ohio.



472 VOTERS AND TAXPAYERS OP

LEIBEE JOSEPH, farmer; Dem; born Ohio.

LEIBEE WILLIAM, Sec. 4; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; rents; born Ohio.

LINBURG PETER J. Sec. 29; P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.

LINDAHL CHARLES O. Sec. 29; P.O. Osco; farmer; rents; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.

LINDBLAD J. M. farmer; rents; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.

I.IXDE ERICK, Osco; shoemaker; Rep; Luth; bom Sweden.

LINDQUEST CHARLES, Farmer, Sec. 19; P.O. Osco; born in Sweden, Nov. 5, 1833;
came to this county in July, 1859; enlisted in Co. C, 42d 111. Vol. Inft. Aug. 10, 1861; served
during the war, was in the battles of Island No. 10, Corinth, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Mis-
sionary Ridge, Dalton, Resaca, and seventeen other battles; was wounded four times; he
married Maria S. Johnson Feb. 28, :866; they had two sons; Charles E., born May 28, 1869;
Gustaf L., Dec. 2, 1871; one daughter, Maria C., Oct. 21, 1866; his wife was removed by
death March 16, 1873; he subsequently married Josephina C. Frances Aug. 20, 1874; their
children are two daughters Emma C., born July 22, 1875. and Sarah E., Jan. 26, 1877; his
wife died Feb. 10, 1877; he is Luth; is Deacon; Rep; is Tax Collector; has been School Di-
rector seven years; has 120 acres land, worth $8,000.

LONG MIKE, Sec. 7; P.O. Morriston; farmer; Dem; Cath; 184 acres land.

TV/TcCAW ELIZABETH, widow; Sec. 7; P.O. Osco; farms; Epis; born Ireland; 79 acres.

1Vi McCAW JAMES, Sec. 32; P.O. Osco; farmer; born Pa.

McCAW JOHN, Sec. 32; P.O. Osco; farmer; born Pa; 40 acres.

McCARTY JOHN T. Farmer, Sec. n; P.O. Cambridge; a son of David McCarty, a sol-
dier in the war of 1812; was born in Cheshire, Gallia Co. Ohio, Feb. 18, 1827; was educated
and came to Peoria Co. in 1848; married Mary A. Miller; he is a Dem; was Road Commis-
sioner; came to this Co. in June, 1857; his wife having been removed by death, he subse-
quently married Sarah A. Robinson, of Andover, Nov. 29, 1866, who was born in Pa; came
to Henry Co. and engaged in school teaching; they are Meth; have five sons William J.,
born April 15, 1851; Albert, Jan. 30, 1862; John A., Nov. 12, 1868; Elbert C., Oct. 22.
1874; and Charles T., July 4. 1863; five daughters Sarah E., Sept. 21, 1852; Mary E., July
5, 1854; Henrietta. July 3, 1858; Mary A., Sept. 30, 1867; and Florence M., Jan. 15, 1871;
has been School Director twelve years, and owns 160 acres land, worth $12,000.

McCLAIN ROBERT, Sec. 33; P.O. Osco; farmer; born Ireland.

McCLAIN WILLIAM, P.O. Osco; farmer; rents.

McCURDY A. Sec. 20; farmer; Dem; Epis; born Ireland.

McFARLAND J. W. Sec. 35; P.O. Cambridge; Dem.

McFARLAND R. Sec. 35; P.O. Cambridge; farmer; Dem; Christian; born Ohio.

McHENRY CHARLES, Sec. 23; fanner; Dem; Mth; born 111; 120 acres land.

MCLAUGHLIN JOHNSON. Farmer, Sec. 36; P.O. Cambridge; born in Ireland, May
18, 1825; came to this town in 1851; Dem; been School Director; Pres; is Elder of his
church; married Mary Parks, of Pa. March II, 1853, who was born in Ireland March 23,
1825, and at an early age moved to Scotland; came to this county in 1849; he has two sons,
John J., and David \V., born Oct. 23, 1856, and one daughter, Mary E., Dec. 13, 1860; he
has 80 acres land, worth $5,000.

MAGEE CHARLES, Farmer, Sec. i; P.O. Geneseo; was born in Peoria Co. 111. Jan. 18,
1844, where he was educated; at the age of 17 he enlisted in Co. H, 86th 111. Vol. Inft. and
served his country three years; after serving about twenty months he was promoted to the
position of Q. M. Sergt. which position he held until he was honorably discharged at the
close of the war; he was in the battles of Perryville, Chicamauga, Missionary Ridge, and
at the siege of Knoxville; was also with Gen. Sherman during his celebrated campaign from
Chattanooga to Atlanta, and thence to the sea; came to this Co. in June, 1865; married Miss
Nellie Paine, of Geneseo, Sept. 22, 1870, formerly of R.I., where she was educated; in rel.
they are Bapts; he is Rep. in pol. and has 80 acres land, valued at $4,500.

MAGEE MARIA R. widow; Sec. I; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; born Maryland; 160 acres land.

MANGUSON CHARLIE, Sec. 18; P.O. Osco; farmer; Kep; Luth; born Sweden; 80 acres.

MANGUSON ERICK, Sec. 18; P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden; 240 acres.

MANNING S. A. laborer, Osco; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.

MARSHALL JOHN C. lives in Morristown; mason; Rep; born Pa.

MELTZER WILLIAM, farmer; Rep; Luth; born Germany; 80 acres;

MILLER AUGUST, Sec. i; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; born Germany; 80 acres land.

MILLER JOHN, Sec. 3; P.O. Morristown; farmer; Luth; born Germany; 7 acres.



HENRY COUNTY: OSCO TOWNSHIP. 475

MONESMITH ALONZO, Sec. 4; farmer; Dem; born Ohio.
MONKMAN M. laborer, Morristown; Dem; born England.

"NT ELSON JOHN, P.O. Cambridge; teacher and farmer; Rep; Prot. Epis; born Ireland.

-^ NELSON JOHN M. Sec. 29; P.O. Osco; farmer; rents; Rep; born Sweden.
NICLOYE T. Sec. 6; P.O. Morristown; farmer; rents; Luth; born Germany.
NIGHTINGALE JOHN, merchant, Morristown; Dem; born England.
NOONAN J. Sec. 10; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Dem; born Ireland; 160 acres.
NYE ANDREW, P.O. Osco; farmer; rents; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.

pARSONS JOHN S. Sec. 21; P.O. Osco; farmer; Dem; Meth; 70 acres land.
PATE \VM. Sec. 15; farmer; Rep; born England; 160 acres land.

PARKS SAMUEL, Farmer, Sec. 36; P.O. Cambridge; was born in Ireland, June 24,
1826; went to Scotland in 1838; came to this country in 1846, and to this town in 1854; Dem;
Pres; married Catharine Johnson, of Cambridge, May 12, 1854, who moved from her native
country Ireland in 1847; their children are Margaret B., born Feb. 17, 1855; Mary E.,
June 13, 1859; Annie J., May 12, 1861; Eliza, April 23, 1863; and David, Oct. 28, 1857; he
has So acres land, worth $4.000.

PECKHAM ALFRED M. harness-maker, Osco; Rep; born N.Y.

PETERSON ERICK A. Farmer, Sec. 31; P.O. Osco; was born in Sweden, Feb. 15, 1834;
came to Iowa in 1857, to this county in 1859; married Christine Elm Nov. S, 1859, who was
born in Sweden, Aug. 15, 1828; came to N.Y. in 1846, to this Co. in 1853; they have three
daughters Emma A., born July 26, 1861; Ella E., Aug. 8, 1867; Cora R., Jan. 7, 1874; one
son, Sherman A., Jan. 13, 1865; Meth; he has been School Director six years, Church Trus-
tee five years, and has 247 acres land, $15,000.

PETERSON" SAMUEL, Farmer, Sec. 16; P.O. Osco; was born in Tjarstad Soken, Swe-
den, Jan. 6, 1836; he is the son of Peter Samuelson, of that place, where he was brought up
and educated; he came to this country, Webster Co. Iowa, via Boston and Chicago, in 1857;
entered 80 acres of land in that Co; lived there three years; came to this Co. in 1860; rented
a farm in Colona; moved to Western Township in 1863; on March 22, 1865, he married Miss
Anna M. Manguson, of that place, formerly of Sweden; he came to where he now resides in
1873; he has two sons John L., born July 2. 1867; Samuel O,, Jan. 6, 1873; and two daugh-
ters Dulsena M., Sept. 19, 1869; Lydia W., October, 1874; he has 530 acres land, worth
$31,000; Rep.

PETERSON" SWAN P. Farmer, Sec. 31; P.O. Osco; born'in Sweden, Oct. n, 1829; he
came to this country with a party of 327 persons, in 1849; he was seven weeks and four days
on the ocean, and more than a month coming from N.Y. to this Co. by canal, lakes and
wagon; arrived Aug. 12; the privation and suffering during their three months' journey may
be imagined from the fact that nearly one-half their number died with cholera after they left
Albany; when he first came here he worked for 25 cents a day, or $8 per month; he married
Hanna Fosberg, of Henry Co. Dec. 15, 1853, born in Sweden; she was nine weeks ,and four
days crossing the ocean; they have six sons and four daughters; they are Luth; is Church
Trustee; has 320 acres, worth $20,000; Rep.

PETTEYS JOHN" T. Farmer, Sec. 13; P.O. Cambridge; was born in Oneida Co. N.Y.
May 3. 1833, where he was educated, and married Miss Lurana E. Field, who was born Aug.
15, i83o/, ' n Winchester, Cheshire Co. N.H. who at an early age moved with her parents to
Oneida Co. where she was educated and married; they have one son, Willard A., born Sept.
14, 1862; are Meth; he has been Steward; is Rep; been School Director six years, School
Trustee three years; is also a Director of the O~co and Western Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
and Trustee of the Munson Cemetery Association; he has So acres, value $6,500.

POBANZ AUGUST F. Sec. 21; P.O. Osco; farm laborer; Luth; born Germany.

POPPJLETOX OEORGrE, Farmer, Sec. 24; P.O. Cambridge; was born in Lincolnshire,
England. Aug. 15. 1831; came to Niagara Co. N.Y. April, 1851, where he was educated;
came to this Co. in October, 1854; married Miss Esther Hall Dec. 31, 1855, who was born in
the Co. of Fermanagh, in the north of Ireland, where she was educated and taught school;
came to Pa. in 1851, to this Co. in 1854; Rep; Epis; he has been School Director; has four
suns George B., born June 14, 1859; Britton L., Aug. 18, 1863; Sherman W., fan. 3, 1866;
John W., Dec. to, 1870; two daughters Mary J., Nov. 30, 1856; and Esther "A., June 17,
1873; he has 193 acres of land, valued at $13,500.

POWELL C. T. Farmer, Sec. 12, P.O. Geneseo; was born in Guernsey Co. Ohio, May 22,
1832; came to Peoria Co. in 1844, where he, and Miss H. Magee, born in Ohio Sept. 6, 1834,
were educated, whom he married Feb. 10, 1853; Rep; was Tax Collector and School Di-
rector; they came to Osco in Nov. 1860; liapt; have three sons, Francis M. born Dec. 4,

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476 VOTERS AND TAXPAYERS OF

1853, \Valie M., Dec. 26, 1866, and Charles M., June 16, 1872; two daughters, Candace,
April 22, 1858, and Ida B., Aug. 3, 1860; he is now School Director, and has 240 acres of
land, worth $18,000.

PURVIANCE A. Sec. 5, P.O. Morristown; farmer; Rep; Chris; born Ohio.

PURVIANCE C. W. Osco; clerk; Rep; born Ind.

PURVIANCE D. L. Morristown; merchant; Dem; Chris; born Ohio.

PURVIANCE ELIZA, wid. Sec. 4, P.O. Morristown; farmer; 80 acres.

OAAN FREDERICK, born Germany.

RAMUS L. Sec. 8; farmer; born Germany; 10 acres land.

RECORDS B. Sec. 36, P.O. Cambridge; born Pa.

REDMAN SOLOMON, Sec. 26, P.O. Cambridge; Rep; Bapt; born Pa.

REED S. W. Osco; lumber dealer; Rep; Pres; born Pa.

RESSER CHARLES, lives in Morristown; shoemaker; Rep; Meth: born Pa.

RINGLE JOHN, Sec. II; Rep; born Pa; 150 acres land.

RIXGLE JOSEPH, Farmer, Sec. 14, P.O. Osco; son of Mathias Ringle. who served his
country during the revolutionary war; was born in Westmoreland Co. Pa. Dec. 6, 1809.
where he, and Miss Mary A. Whitesel, born Dec. 10, 1814, were educated, whom he married
May 21, 1836; they came to this county March 20, 1857; Pres; have four sons, James, born
April 3, 1837, John, May 21, 1841, William, March 6. 1847, and David W.; three daughters,
Catharine, Oct. 2, 1843, Louisa, Oct. II, 1845, and Mary E.; he has 80 acres of land, valued
at $6,400.

BING-LE WILLIAM, Farmer, Sec. 28, P.O. Osco; was born in Alleghany Co. Pa. March
6, 1847; came to this county March 20, 1857; he was educated in our Public Schools and the
Orion Academy; Rep; Pres; has been Sabbath-school Teacher for a number of years; mar-
ried Miss Allen A. Welton, of Osco, Oct. 23. 1873, who was born Feb. 22, 1851; at an early
age she moved with her parents from Peoria Co. to this town; he is son of Josep i Ringle, of
this township; he has 160 acres of land worth $11,000.

RIVENBURG G. H. Sec. 16; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Pa.

ROGERS EDMOND, P.O. Osco; blacksmith; Rep; Bapt; born N. J.

ROGERS J. S. Sec. 7, P.O. Morristown; farmer; Rep; born 111.

ROGERS T. H. Sec. 8, P.O. Morristown; farmer; born N.Y.

CALL CHARLES J. Sec. 19; farm hand; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.

^ SAMUELSON JAMES, Sec. 17, P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden; 20 ac.

SAMUELSON AUGUST, Farmer, Sec. 34. P.O. Osco; was born in Vesterenby, Esterg-
helen, Sweden, Oct. II, 1839; came to this country in 1851; was three months crossing the
ocean to N.Y. and two weeks on his journey to Buffalo; came to this county in 1852; Rep;
Meth; married Tilda Anderson Oct. 24, 1867, who was born in Sweden Jan. I, 1851; he has
one son, Amil G. born Dec. 18, 1869. and two daughters, A. A , Jan. 12, 1872, and Ella A.,
Oct. II, 1874; he has 160 acres of land, worth $12,000.

SCHMOLL FREDERICK, Sec. 4, P.O. Osco; farmer; Dem; Luth; born Germany; 160 ac.

SHERRARD WILLIAM.'Sec. 36, P.O. Cambridge; farmer; Rep; Pres; born Pa.

SHO WALTER J. S. Farmer, Sec. 5, P.O. Morristown; was born in Franklin Co. Va.
Aug. 7, 1819; he is self-educated, very temperate in habits, never having drank- spirituous
liquors or used tobacco; he moved to Ohio in 1826; subsequently traveled four years in the
South; returned; married Miss Mary D. Miller, of Preble Co. Oct. 29, 1846, formerly of But-
ler Co, where she had been educated; he then became a druggist; was elected County Sur-
veyor in 1852, which office he held until he came west to this county in March, 1855; Rep;
has been Assessor six years; he has also been Supervisor of his town; in religion, Lib; has
brought up and educated two adopted children, Ellen E. Showalter and Maggie J. Purvi-
ance ; he has real estate valued at 15,000.

SIBLEY CHARLES W. Morristown; broom-maker; Rep; born Mass.

SMITH D. H. Sec. 12, P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Ohio; 160 ac. land.

SMITH ;JAREI> H. Farmer, Sec. 22, P.O. Cambridge; born in Harwinton, Ct. Nov. iS,
1827, where he was educated ; came to this county Nov. 1853; married Miss Jane A. Welton,
of his native town, Oct. I, 1854, and returned in Nov. of the same year; his wife having been
removed by death, he subsequently married Miss Mary E. Knowles, of Henry Co. Aug. IS,
1864; in religion they are Epis., he is Jr. Warden; 'Rep; is School Trustee; has been Town
Treasurer, also represented his town four years in the capacity of Supervisor; he has four
sons, Jared H., George R., Henry A. and Charles E.; three daughters, Ameli?. M., Myra J.
and Anna E. ; he has two farms containing 560 acres of land, worth $29,000.



HENRY COUNTY : OSCO TOWNSHIP. 477

SODERBERG ANDREW G. farm hand; Meth; born in Sweden.

STAM MARY L. wid. Sec. 4, P.O. Morristown; farmer; owns house and lot.

STENGEL H. Sec. 21; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Prussia.

STOUGHTON H. Sec. 21, P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Ohio; 160 acres.

STOUGHTON HARDEN, Sec. 21, P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Ohio.

.STOUGHTON HENRY E. Farmer, Sec. 22, P.O. Osco; was born in Ashtabula Co. Ohio.
April 15, 1837; came to Osco Feb. 1866; Rep; he has been Tax Collector of his town and is
now School Trustee; was a member of Co. C, I77th O. Vol. Inft. in the war for the preserva-
tion of the Union; married Philinda Richmond, of Windsor, Ashtabula Co. Ohio, March 26,
1861; he has two sons. Fitch J. born Feb. 8, 1862, and Henry L. May 12, 1869; he has 160
acres of land, worth $12,000.

STRIPLING CHARLIE, Sec. 8, farmer; born Germany; 15 acres of land.

STUBBS CHARLES, Sec. 6, P.O. Morristown; carpenter; Rep.

STURR DORSEY T. lives with Geo. Leibee, Sec. 4, farmer; Dem; born Ohio.

STUTTERD J. W/Osco; druggist; Rep; Bapt; born N.Y.

SUTTON ANDREW J., P.O. Morristown; teacher; Rep; Bapt; born Pa.

SWANSON CHARLES, Sec. 28, P.O. Osco; farmer, rents; born Sweden.

SWANSON GUST W. Sec. 32, P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; Luth; born 111; 25 ac. land.

SWANSON NELS, Sec. 19, P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden; 135 acres.

SWANSON L. P. Sec. 20, P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden; 40 ac. land.

'T' OMLINSON DAVID C. Sec. 20, P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; born Mich.

TOMLINSON DAVID S. Sec. n; farmer; Rep; born N.Y; 95 ac. land.

TOMLINSON WILLIAM H. Sec. 3; farmer, rents; Rep; born Mich.

TOPPER ERICK G. Sec. 31, P.O. Osco; farmer; Luth; born Sweden; 80 ac. land.

TOWNSEN1> WILLIAM S. M.D. Osco; was born in Belmont Co. Ohio, May 31, 1846;
moved to Iowa in 1868; he was educated for his profession at Keokuk, and in the Medical
Department of the State University at Iowa City, where he graduated with honors at the
head of his class; after practicing in Iowa he came to this county Dec. 30, 1876; he is now
the practicing physician and surgeon at Osco; Rep. in pol.

TRUAX A. Morristown; machinist; Rep; Meth; born N.Y.

TYSON HAGERMAN, Sec. 16, P.O. Osco; farmer; Dem; born Ohio; 212 acres.

WALENTINE MARTIN V. Sec. 34, P.O. Cambridge; farmer; Dem; Ind; born Pa.
V VIBERG JOHN Jr. laborer; born Sweden.
VIBERG JOHN, Osco; mechanic; born in Sweden.

A I rAGLE JOHN, Sec. 2, P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Germany; 160 ac. land.
VV WELTON JAMES M. Sec. 14; farmer; Rep; Epis; born 111.

WARD LEWIS, Farmer, Sec. 35; P.O. Cambridge; was born in Hasel, Sweden, May 13,
1824; came to this county in 1850; Meth; Rep; married Christine E. Hellgrin, of KnoxCo.
May 12, 1853. who was born in Sweden, Nov. 19, :S28; has six sons: Henry B., a student of
Hedding College, Abingdon, 111; Abraham L., Frank O., John E., Gilbert E., and Willie;
one daughter, Mary A.; has 80 acres of land, valued at $5,000.

WELTON L. C. Sec. 14; farmer; Rep.

WELTON MERRITT H. Sec. 23; farmer; Rep; born 111.

AVEIDLEIN ANDREW, Farmer, Sec. 6; P.O. Morristown; was born in Pa. April 16,
1840; came to this county Oct. 1851, where he and Miss Sarah E. Conrad, of Henry Co.,
formerly of Pa., were educated, whom he married April 3, 1864; they are Luth; he has
been Assistant Sabbath-school Superintendent; is Elder of the Church; Dem; been Road
Com; is School Director; has three sons: William E., Joseph C., Lewis A., and three daugh-
ters: Mary L., Ellennora E., and Margaret J.; he owns 345 acres of land, value $20,000.

WKIDLEIN .JACOB, Farmer, Sec. 3; P.O. Morristown; was born in Shellsburg, Bed-
ford Co. Pa. Feb. 17, 1850; came with his parents to this township, via Rock Island, in 1851;
lived about seven years here, then moved to Edford Township, where he was educated in
the public school; returned 19 Oico in the Spring of 1871, farmed two years, then engaged
in the hardware business in Orion for sixteen months; returned to his farm where he now
resides, in Dec. 1875; on Oct. 15, 1876, he married Miss Jennie L. Bjerrum; she was born
in Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 21, 1857; moved with her parents to Osco, where she was brought
up and educated; he has 212 acres of land, worth 14,000.



478 VOTERS AND TAXPAYERS OF

WESTERLUND ERIC, Farmer, Sec. 28; P.O. Osco; was born in Sweden, Jan. 16.
1836; he came to this county in 1850; married Christine Anderson, Feb. 7, 1858, who was
born in Sweden, Jan. 30, 1843, and came to this county in 1849; Luth; been Church Trustee
nine years; Rep; been Road Com. and School Director; has two sons and four daughters;
he takes special interest in raising good stock, particularly hogs, which are placed up n the
market at the age of fifteen months, averaging 400 pounds each; he owns 120 acres of land,
worth $8,400.

WHIPPLE EDWIN R. Sec. 25; farmer; born 111.

WHITELINE JOHN J. Farmer, Sec. 7; P.O. Morristown; Dem; he was born in
Napier, Bedford Co. Pa. on March 4, 1837, where he was brought up on a farm and educated
in the public schools; he came to Henry Co. in April, 1859; on Feb. 28, 1865, he married
Miss Christina Rapp, of Whiteside Co. 111., where she was born, Jan. 15, 1844, brought up
on a farm near Springhill, and educated in the district schools; she can read German and
English; her parents Christina and Phillip Rapp, now reside in Geneseo; Mr. Whiteline has
one son, William F., born Feb. I, 1868, and three daughters: Hattie M., May 9, 1866; Rosa
S., Oct. I, 1869; and Flora B., Nov. 18, 1871; They are Luth. in Religion; he is Deacon Of
his Church; has 178 acres of land, worth $13,000.

AVICKLUND ERIC, Sec. 27; P.O. Osco; born in Undersvik, brought up and educated
in Ovanaker, Sweden; came to this county in 1868; Rep; Luth: married Mary Norlund.
May 13, 1875, who was born in Bargsjo, Sweden, June 24, 1852; they have one daughter,
Hilda T., aged eleven months; he lias property valued at $800.
WIESE JOHN, Sec. i; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Luth; 168 ac. land.
WILDEMUTH JACOB, Sec. n; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Ind.
WILDEMUTH PETER, Farmer; Rep; Luth; born France; 240 ac. land.
WILDEMUTH PHILLIP, Sec. 12; P.O. Geneseo; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Germany.
WILKEY DAVID, Sec. 32; P.O. Andover; farmer; Dem; Pres; born Ireland.
WILKEY JAMES, Sec. 32; P.O. Andover; farmer; Dem; Pres; born Ireland.
WILLIAMSON HIRAM F. Farmer, Sec. 19; P.O. Osco; was born in Indiana Co
Pa. July 13, 1833, where he was educated, and was engaged mostly in the lumber business;
came to this county in the Fall of 1856; married Hanna P. Denton, Nov. I, 1860, who at
an early age moved with her parents from her native state, N. V., to Winnebago Co.,
thence to this county, where she was educated at the schools at Geneseo; he has two sons:
Jacob D., born Nov. 12, 1861; and George M., April 16. 1868; his wife having been removed
by death, April 24. 1868, he subsequently married Melissa A. Denton, Oct. 24, 1869; she is
the daughter of Ambrose Denton, a well known surveyor, formerly of this county; she was
born in Winnebago Co. Oct. n, 1845; came here witli her parents in 1852, was educated in
our public schools and a select school at Orion; he enlisted for three years Aug, 9, 1862, in
Co. C, 112 111. V. I ; was in the E. Tenn. Raid; was detailed with the ammunition train for
seven months; returned to his regiment; was engaged in several skirmishes and battles in E.
Tenn.; was also in the Georgia campaign, and wounded at the battle of Resaca; Meth; was
Sabbath-school Superintendent; Rep; School Director two years.
WILLIAMS P. Sec. 3; coal-miner; rents; Dem; bornEng.
WILSON MAGGIE H. Morristown; widow; dressmaker; born Norway.
WOODWARD F. H. Sec. 21; P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; born Ohio.
WOODWARD HIRAM, Sec. 21; P.O. Osco; farmer; Rep; Pres; born Vt.
WOODWARD LUMAN, Farmer, Sec. 21; P.O. Osco; born in Licking Co. Ohio,
Feb. 4, 1831, where he and Miss Laura Woodworth were educated, whom he married Aug.
15, 1852; came to this county April 1855; Rep; been School Director a number of years;



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