F. S. Aldrich, Wyanet, is the son of Warner M. and Fidelis (Eddy) Aldrich and natives of Rhode Island, but were among the earliest settlers in Steuben County, N .Y. where our subject was born. His early life was spent in his native county, farming in the summer and lumbering in winter.
In 1854, he immigrated to Bureau County and has since lived on his present farm of 190 acres, which was first settled by John Yearnshaw. Mr. Aldrich is one of the oldest settlers now living on the west of Bureau Creek.
He was married December 3, 1851, at Thurston, N. Y., to Miss. Martha Mowry, born March 5, 1829, a daughter of Rev. George Mowry. Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich have nine children, viz: Nancy C., born April 5, 1858; Charles E., born August 12, 1854; Jerome, born July 22, 1856; Rosetta F., born October 9, 1858; Adaline C., born November 2, 1860; Otis W., born February 5, 1863; Ora W., born February 2, 1865; M. Edith, born March 15, 1868; Mattie F., born July 7, 1879.
In politics, Mr. Aldrich has thus far been identified with the Republican Party. For about twenty years he has been a member of the Masonic Lodge of Wyanet.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885