Philip H. Betz, Clarion, was born in this county August 18, 1853. He is a son of Jacob Betz, who was born in 1813 in Germany. He came to New York in 1842. Two years afterward he came to Bureau County, where he bought a claim of Joseph Screach, in Clarion Township, where our subject now owns 390 acres. The grandfather of our subject was Adam Betz (see preceding sketch). The mother of our subject was Elizabeth (Fauble) Betz, who died in 1883. She was the mother of nine children, viz,: Jacob, George, Adam, Philip H., Mary, Sarah, Susan, Ruth and Lydia.
Philip H. Betz was married here to Emma Eby, a daughter of Moses and Sarah Eby, natives of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Emma Betz was born August 26, 1854, in LaSalle County, Ill. She is the mother of Frankie A., who was born October 16, 1881, and Anna M., born April 26, 1883. Religiously Mr. and Mrs. Betz are connected with the German Evangelical Church.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885