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Biography of John R. Cass of Lamoille Township, Illinois

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 …

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Biography of Thomas C. Callinan of Berlin, Illinois

Thomas C. Callinan, Berlin, was born in Clare County, Ireland, December 22, 1844. He is a son of Frederick and Mary (Kane) Callinan, both of whom lived and died in Clare County, Ireland. The father died when his son Thomas was six weeks old. The mother died July 15, 1878. Of their family five are still living, three in Bureau County and two in San Francisco, California. One son, a Captain in the English Navy, died in the East Indies, and another, a clerk, died in Ireland. The early life of our subject was spent on the farm and in …

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Biography of Julius Benedict of Berlin, Illinois

Julius Benedict, Berlin, was born in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., August 6, 1826. His parents, L. Nathan and Clarissa (Thatcher) Benedict, were both natives of Vermont. At the age of sixteen years he left home and worked for three years in Rochester, N. Y., and in 1846 came to Lamoille, Ill., which he made his home for three years, though during that time he traveled south through Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas, engaging in whatever work presented itself. In 1849 he made the overland trip to California and engaged in mining for three years. In 1852 he returned to this …

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Biography of Eli B. Belknap of Berlin, Illinois

Eli B. Belknap, Berlin, was born in Niagara County, N. Y., April 18, 1819. His parents, Elisha and Lucy (Finch) Belknap were both natives of New York, and in 1830 moved to Licking County, Ohio, where the father died in 1839, at the age of fifty-two years. Eli B. Belknap spent his early life on the farm in New York and Ohio, till 1839, when he came to Bureau County. In 1840 he brought his widowed mother here, where she died in 1845, at the age of sixty-three years. July 3, 1844, he was married, in Licking County, Ohio, to …

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Biography of Amasa E. Beldon of Berlin, Illinois

Amasa E. Belden, Berlin, was born in Wyoming County, N. Y., April 17, 1813. His early life was spent in farming in his native county. His father, Amasa Belden, was a native of Vermont, and was in the war of 1812: his wife, Amy Banister, was a native of Connecticut. They were the parents of ten children, three of whom are now living, viz: Amasa E., Timothy and Sylvester P. Our subject came to Bureau County in 1845. He crossed the lakes to Chicago, and then came by team to this county, where he has since resided. He first bought …

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Biography of George Barr of Berlin, Illinois

George Barr, Berlin, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, May 26, 1841. His father, George Barr, was also a native of Germany, where he passed his life chiefly in farming, though for twenty years he served in he army. His wife, Salmon Busteter, was of French birth, but moved to Germany with her family when a girl. She died when her son George was six years old. They were the parents of seven children, six of whom are still living, all except one in America. Our subject came to this country when about eleven years old, and lived in Wisconsin three …

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Biography of D. D. Bailey of Berlin, Illinois

D. D. Bailey, Berlin, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, June 20, 1838. His parents, Wyatt and Miranda (Wooten) Bailey, were both natives of Virginia, but had removed to Ohio in early life, and were among the pioneers of that state. The father died there in October, 1851, and the mother died in August, 1861, in Wisconsin. Our subject was reared on a farm and educated in the public schools, and Academy of Jarnesville, Ohio. At the age of eighteen years he began teaching in his native county, and continued till he came to Bureau County in 1859. September 17, …

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