Town: Lamoille

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Biography of John C. Crossman of Lamoille, Illinois

John C. Crossman, Lamoille, was born January 29, 1830, in Draycott, Somersetshire, England. (See Biography of George Crossman of Lamoille, Illinois.) Mr. Crossman came to the United States about 1850. He worked two years in Onondaga County, New York, where he was also married. In March 1852, he came to Lamoille, Illinois, and after working one year, rented land and farmed. In 1855 he bought 160 acres of land, which he soon sold, and after renting another year bought 160 acres of William Hart, which he sold, and in 1857 went to New York State, and from there to England, …

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Biography of George Crossman of Lamoille, Illinois

Among our citizens of foreign birth, who have identified themselves with Bureau County, we must mention the subject of this sketch, who was born November 7, 1826, in Somersetshire, England, town of Bishford. His parents, George and Sarah (Rhude) Crossman died in England, where he was a mechanic. Their children were: Henry, who died on board a man-of-war off the coast of Africa; George, our subject; John C., a resident of this county; Jane, deceased, and Mrs. Mary A. Jeffries. Mr. Crossman came to America in 1852. He was eight weeks on the ocean. He lived two years in Onondaga …

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Biography of Orin T. Collins of Westfield, Illinois

Orin T. Collins, Westfield, was born January 3, 1823, in Hartford, Conn. His great-grandfather came from Scotland. The latter’s son, Simeon, was born in Connecticut, where he was a farmer and died. He was the father of six children: Silas, Jonathan, Isaac, Alvin, Simeon and Mrs. Prudence Deer. Of these Isaac Collins was a blacksmith. He married Sophia Treat. They were natives of Connecticut, where they died. They were the parents of five children: Sophia, Orin T., Emily, Lovinia and Lydia A. Of these only Orin T. survives. He was reared and educated in his native State, where he was …

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Biography of Gilbert Clement of Lamoille, Illinois

Gilbert Clement, Lamoille, who is the subject of this biography, was born June 17, 1815, in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vt. He is one of our few early settlers who came here when this county was a mere wilderness. He was here as early as 1836. His parents, Merrill and Hannah (Morrill) Clement, were natives of New Hampshire, where the former died. The latter died in Hardin County, Ohio. She was an aunt of Taddeus Stevens, the statesman and anti-slaveryman. Our subject is the youngest of a family of eleven children, of whom he and his sister, Mrs. Lydia Hatch, are …

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Biography of John Clapp of Lamoille, Illinois

This old pioneer was born October 1, 1814, in Northampton, Mass. He came to Bureau County in 1834, accompanied by his brother-in-law, Caleb Cook, and settled in Princeton. In 1837 he was married to Lucy M. Smith, a daughter of James Smith, another old settler of Bureau County. In 1838 John Clapp removed to Lamoille Township, where he bought 160 acres of land at $1.25 per acre. This he improved and resided on it till his death, which occurred November 22, 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Clapp were active members of the Congregational Church at Lamoille, of which he was a …

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Biography of Oliver Chaddock of Malden, Illinois

Oliver Chaddock, Lamoille, was born February 15, 1852, in Belmont County, Ohio. He is a son of Richard and Eliza (Nicholson) Chaddock, natives of Baltimore, Maryland. They came to Illinois in 1864 and settled in Lamoille Township, Bureau County, but at present reside in Malden. They are the parents of twelve children, who all had families and are all living except two. Our subject received his education in Lamoille, where he now resides. He has made farming his main business and still owns 495 acres of land. In 1878 he clerked in a store in Lamoille and then bought an …

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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 Jeremiah Y. Burnett of Lamoille, Illinois

The subject of this biography is a native of Jefferson Schoharie Co., N. Y. His grandfather Joseph Burnett, was a native of New Jersey. He was a carpenter and jobber in New York City for many years and one of the pioneers of Schoharie County, N. Y., where he died. His son, Joseph Burnett, Jr. was born in New York City. He is the father of our subject, and came to Schoharie County when he was twelve years old. There he was a stage contractor by occupation till the railroad drove the stage further west. He was a soldier in …

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Biography of Matthew Buhler of Lamoille, Illinois

Matthew Buhler, Lamoille, was born April 25, 1842, in Dornhan, Wurtemburg, Germany. His parents, Andrew and Mary (Smith) Buhler, died in Germany. They were the parents of the following children: George, Andrew and Christina, are deceased; Mrs. Mary Wossner and Mrs. Cordula Wossner, are residents of Germany; John Buhler, a resident of Iowa; Jacob Buhler, of Milwaukee, and Matthew Buhler, our subject. He was educated in Germany, where he learned his trade, which he followed two years in Chicago. In the fall of 1860 he came to Lamoille, where he worked two years at his trade for Squire Betz, and …

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Biography of G. C. Betz of Lamoille, Illinois

G. C. Betz, Lamoille, is a native of the Grand Duchy of Darmstadt, Germany, as were his parents, Adam and Elizabeth Betz. Adam Betz was a soldier under Napoleon Bonaparte, the great emperor and conqueror, and with him participated in the world-famous battles of Austerlitz and Jena and a number of other engagements. He was a farmer and came to the United States in 1844. He died in Peru, Ill., in March 1864, aged 82 years. Our subject went to school in the old country and there learned the shoemaker trade.. He immigrated to the United States in 1840, and …

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