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Biography of O. E. Chapman of Walnut, Illinois

O. E. Chapman, Walnut, was born in Medina County, Ohio, March 27, 1832. His ancestors were of the old New England stock having come to this country at least before 1760. His father, Sceva Chapman, was a native of Cavendish, Vt., born February 10, 1793; he was a soldier in the war of 1812; his wife, Azuba Marsh, was born in Wilmington, Vt., October 7, 1802. At an early date they immigrated to Ohio, going down Lake Erie before there were any steamboats on the lakes. Sceva Chapman died in Medina County, Ohio, in January, 1881; his widow still resides …

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Biography of William Catherman of Walnut, Illinois

William Catherman, Walnut, was born July 22, 1847, in Union County, Pennsylvania. His parents, Robert and Elizabeth (Boney) Catherman, were natives of the same state as their son. They were the parents of thirteen children, viz.: Christine, wife of John Draper, of Cass County, Michigan; Laura, deceased; Louisa, wife of Henry Wood, of Erie County, Ohio; Montgomery, married to Alinda Glenn, resides of Erie County, Ohio; Eliza, wife of Andy Smith of Winamac, Indiana; Albert, of Cass county, Michigan, married to Laura Hay; William, of Bureau County; Isabelle, wife of Amos Smith, of Cass County, Michigan; Mary, wife of David …

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Biography of George W. Black of Walnut, Illinois

George W. Black, Walnut, was born November 22, 1829, in Perry County, Ohio. He is the son of Samuel and Rebecca (Skiuner) Black. The father was born in Pennsylvania August 1, 1808. At an early day he removed to Ohio, and died in Sandusky County, Ohio, April 11, 1846. The mother was born in Perry County, Ohio, April 22, 1912. She now resides in Bureau County, Ill., wife of a Mr. Ferguson. George W. Black is the oldest child and only son of a family of nine. The daughters are Mary Black, who lives with her mother; Lucinda (deceased); Emeline, …

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