John R. Cass, deceased, was born March 31, 1833, in Richmond, N. H. He was a son of Ono and Sarah (Holbrook) Cass, natives of New Hampshire. The former was a farmer and died in Jackson, Michigan; the latter is yet living in Princeton; her name now is Mrs. King. She is the mother of two boys; Isaac H. and John R. Cass, who were reared in Michigan.
They came to Bureau County, Ill., about 1851, and first farmed in Lamoille Township. They afterward bought land in Berlin Township, where our subject was married. He afterward bought land in Lamoille Township, where his widow now resides. She had added materially to the farm, which now contains 318 acres of land.
Mr. Cass died in Malden, this county, April 7, 1864. He was married to Mary E. Isaac, December 2, 1857. She is a daughter of Elias Isaac, an old pioneer of Berlin Township.
Mrs. Cass was born February 6, 1839, in Berlin Township. She is the mother of Lincoln H. Cass, who was born November 25, 1860, and who is at present a law student of Chicago.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885