The subject of this biography was born July 6, 1830 in Cornville, Somerset County, Maine. His father, Patten Currier, was born in May 1801, in the same place, and is yet living there. He was a farmer by occupation. The grandfather of our subject was Ephraim Currier, a native of Amesbury, Massachusetts. He died in Cornville, Maine. The mother of our subject, Mary Steward, was born in Skowhegan, Maine; she died when our subject was nine years old. She was the mother of four children, viz.: Maria, Thomas P. (our subject), John M. and William H.
Of the above only our subject was educated in the common schools of Somerset County, Maine. He was reared on the farm and followed farming in Maine till April 1853, when he immigrated to Stillwater, Minnesota, where he worked in the pineries two years. In the summer of 1854 he visited Bureau County, and returned to it in the spring of 1855. He lived two years in Macon Township, and then bought eighty acres of land in Neponset Township, Section 13, where he now resides and owns 160 acres of fine land.
Our subject was married June 21, 1860, in Skowhegan, Maine, to Hannah French, born December 12, 1835, in Skowhegan, Maine, daughter of Hobey and Hannah (Fox) French, natives of Maine. Mrs. Currier is the mother of three children, viz.: Perley W., born March 16, 1861, he married Etta Dahl; Scott T., born October 16, 1866, and Charley M., born November 25, 1867.
Mr. Currier is identified with the Republican party and is a self-made man in every respect.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885