Knox County

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Biography of Elisha D. Crisman of Milo, Illinois

Elisha D. Crisman was born July 28, 1824, in Berkeley County, Virginia.[1]Berkley County was a part of Virginia until West Virginia separated itself in 1863. His father, George P. Crisman, was born in 1796, in Virginia, which State he left on account of his opposition to slavery, and removed to Ohio, and from there to Knox County, Illinois, where he died in 1872. He was a farmer by occupation, and a soldier in the war of 1812. He was of German descent. The mother of our subject, Dorothy Sanders, was born 1798 in Virginia. She died 1833, in Highland County, …

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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 …

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