Biography of Thomas R. Capperrune of Milo, Illinois

Thomas R. Capperrune, Milo, was born August 11, 1816, in Kent County, Delaware. His parents, William and Rebecca (Row) Capperrune, were natives of Delaware. The former was a farmer by occupation, and died there in 1839. The latter died there also in 1817. She was the mother of seven children; of these only three are yet living. The grandfather of our subject was of Irish descent, and a teacher by profession.

Our subject is principally self educated. He immigrated to Ohio in October 1835, and in 1841 removed to Knox County, Illinois. In 1850 he came to Milo Township, Bureau County, where he bought eighty acres of land for $300. At present he has 160 acres of prairie and twenty acres of timberland.

He was married in Knox to the widow of Anderson Corbin, Mrs. Caroline Corbin (nee Caroline McGinnis), a daughter of Johnston and Jane (McMullen) McGinnis. Mrs. Caroline Capperrune was born July 2, 1810, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She is the mother of the following children: Mrs. Emily Snow (nee Emily Corbin); B. Frank Corbin; Mrs. Sarah Cammeol (nee Capperrune), who is now a resident of Kansas; Irwin Capperrune; Mrs. Mary J. Hunt, and Thomas J. Capperrune.

Religiously Mr. and Mrs. Capperrune are connected with and are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is now a Republican, and was formerly an Abolitionist. He has filled the offices of Commissioner, Collector and Assessor; the latter for a number of years.

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885

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