Buda

History of Bureau County, Illinois Title Page

Biography of William Cummings of Buda, Illinois

Thornton Cummings was a native of Virginia. When a young man he immigrated to Kentucky, and was there married to Miss Sylvia Williams, a native of Kentucky. In 1816, soon after marriage, Mr. Cummings removed to Gallatin County, Ill., where he resided till 1834, at which time he came to Bureau County, Ill. When he reached Hennepin, he left his family there, and in company with a Frenchman as guide he traveled over the western part of Bureau County seeking a suitable location, and as he had been reared in a timbered country French Grove suited him best on account …

Biography of William Cummings of Buda, Illinois Read More »

History of Bureau County, Illinois Title Page

Biography of William Crisman of Macon, Illinois

William Crisman, Macon, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1825. He is the son of William and Margaret (Wisegarver) Crisman. They were both natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. They died in Bedford County. They had eleven children who reached maturity, and of that number six sons and two daughters yet survive. Our subject was reared on a farm, but at the age of sixteen began learning his trade of millwright, which trade he followed in his native State till coming to Bureau County, Ill., where he landed April 7, 1855. For four years he did carpenter …

Biography of William Crisman of Macon, Illinois Read More »

History of Bureau County, Illinois Title Page

Biography of James T. Clark of Bureau County, Illinois

family. After the father’s death, the widow and her children remained on the home farm and tried to make a living, but with little success. The mother survived until 1876, and died at Cheyenne, W. T. As a poor farmer boy, James T. Clark was not much of a success, and, as he told his mother, he was not cut out to be a farmer. To her query as to what he was cut out for, he replied he did not know; but when the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad was being built through Bureau County, the question was answered. …

Biography of James T. Clark of Bureau County, Illinois Read More »

History of Bureau County, Illinois Title Page

Biography of Horatio Churchill of Buda, Illinois

Horatio Churchill, Buda, was born in Somerset County, Me., April 1, 1843. He is the son of Asa and Mary (Holden) Churchill, both natives of the same State as their son. The father died in Maine, but the mother in Michigan. They were the parents of thirteen children, all of whom, except three, are now living. Our subject was reared on a farm, but had also worked in saw-mills previous to coming to this State. He came to Bureau County, Ill., in 1867. He was married September 8, 1881, to Miss Mary A. Hodgetts. She was born in Dudley, England, …

Biography of Horatio Churchill of Buda, Illinois Read More »

History of Bureau County, Illinois Title Page

Biography of Dr. James F. Boal of Buda, Illinois

Dr. James F. Boal, Buda, was born in Union County, Ohio, April 24, 1817. He is the son of James and Margaret (Mitchell) Boal. The father was born in Pennsylvania, but in about the year 1800, removed to Green County, Ohio, and after marriage to Union County, and that State was his home till 1834, when he removed to Indiana. He and wife both died in Indiana, he in 1838, and she in 1839, His wife was born in Kentucky, and was the daughter of Judge David Mitchell, who removed from Pennsylvania to Kentucky in 1796, but two years later–in …

Biography of Dr. James F. Boal of Buda, Illinois Read More »

History of Bureau County, Illinois Title Page

Biography of John Berkstresser of Buda, Illinois

John Berkstresser, Buda, was born in Bedford County, Penn., January 1, 1818. He is the son of John and Barbara (Sheckler) Berkstresser, both natives of Pennsylvania but of German descent. Their ancestors had lived in the State for several generations, except the mother’s mother, who was born in Germany. They were the parents of seven sons and one daughter, all of whom yet survive, except the eldest son. Our subject was reared on a farm among the hills of Pennsylvania, with but very limited means for an education; but with a determination to succeed in life and to overcome all …

Biography of John Berkstresser of Buda, Illinois Read More »

Biography of E. B. Anthony of Indiantown, Illinois

E. B. Anthony, Indiantown, was born August 9, 1841, in Providence, Bureau County, Ill. His father, Alfred Anthony, was born October 31, 1815, in Rhode Island. The great-grandfather of our subject, Isaac Anthony, Sr., was also a native of Rhode Island, where he died. His son, Isaac Anthony, Jr., was born and died there. The latter was a Captain in the war of 1812. He married Nancy Fish, who was the mother of nine children that reached maturity. Of these Alfred was the youngest. He came here with the Providence colony, and was married here to Mary A. Cushing, a …

Biography of E. B. Anthony of Indiantown, Illinois Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest

Scroll to Top