Location: Marshall County IL

Biography of Albert C. Blood

Albert C. Blood, who in 1904, organized the Maplewood Planing Mill Company, of which he has since been the president, has thus been connected with the manufacturing interests of St. Louis for seventeen years. He was born in Fulton county, Illinois, February 26, 1852. His father, Joseph P. Blood, was a native of New Hampshire and about 1850 removed to Illinois, settling in Fulton county, near Lewistown, where he engaged in the operation of a grist and saw-mill and also in stock raising. He married Elizabeth A. Ogden, a native of Indiana, who removed with her parents to Illinois, where

Biography of Julius M. Gehrt

Julius M. Gehrt has been successfully identified with Champaign County agriculture for a number of years, and is the owner and proprietor of a fine farm in section 33 of Harwood Township, near the village of Dillsburg. Mr. Gehrt was born at Lawn Ridge, Illinois, a son of John M. and Catherine (Best) Gehrt. His parents were both born in Germany, came to America in early life, were married in this country and the father is still living, at the ripe age of eighty-three, on his farm in Stark County, Illinois. The mother is now deceased. Julius M. Gehrt was

Biographical Sketch of Charles W. Reed

Charles W. Reed is a farmer and successful stockman with home in section 16 of Philo Township. His rural mail delivery comes from Tolono on Route No. 48. Mr. Reed was born in Marshall County, Illinois, March 11, 1869, son of John Caldwell and Mary (Bell) Reed. Both parents were born in Virginia and in early life moved to Illinois. In 1879 John C. Reed came to Champaign County, locating on the farm in section 16 of Philo Township where his son Charles now resides. Both parents are now deceased. Their five children were named: Charles W.; Henry K., deceased;

Biography of Henry Van Deman Faris

Henry Van Deman Faris, of Kanopolis, is a Kansas around whom center many associations of territorial and pioneer times. He is by five years the oldest living pioneer in Kansas west of Salina. He had been continuously identfied with Ellsworth County more than half a century. Mr. Faris comes of that adventuresome pioneer stock that in successive waves had peopled and developed American soil. His grandfather, John Faris, was born in Ireland of Scotch descent. On coming to this country he partieipated as a soldier in the struggle for independence, and afterwards became a farmer in Virginia. He located on

Biography of Peter G. Johnson

Peter G. Johnson. The years 1858 and 1859 were particularly important ones in the history of Kansas. With the adoption of a constitution in the latter year, the peaceful, homeseeking settlers who had come from afar, even from other lands, to establish themselves on these wide prairies, as yet uncrowded as were older sections, found assurance of settled conditions and of the opportunity of preserving the homes they had founded. In the spring of 1858 the parents of Peter G. Johnson, one of Riley County’s most respected citizens, settled in Butler County, Kansas. They were natives of Sweden who emigrated

Biographical Sketch of Judson W. Ong, Jr.

Ong, Judson W. Jr.; piano business; born, Lacon, Ill., Nov. 5, 1880; son of Judson W. and Isabelle Mayes Ong; educated, Lacon, Ill., High School; married, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 2, 1902, Mercedes E. Armitage; one son and one daughter, William and Mercedes; entered the retail piano business with George P. Bent, of Chicago, when he was 18; has continued in the piano business; traveled for leading wholesale firms; promoted and built, with H. J. Anderson, one of the most successful player piano mechanisms; came to Cleveland in 1904; has managed the Piano Dept. of the Bailey Co., and was connected

Street, Victoria Hewitt – Obituary

Mrs. Leslie Street passed away at her home in Sturgis Saturday evening [April 20, 1965]. Jesse [Victoria] Hewitt Street was born in Streeter, Ill., March 16, 1878, where she grew to womanhood and was married at Peoria, Ill., in 1899 to Leslie Street. They came to South Dakota in 1911, settling near Faith where they lived until 1945 when they moved to Sturgis. Mrs. Street passed away here in 1949. She is survived by one son, Harry of Rapid City; two daughters, Mrs. May Fuller of Rapid City and Mrs. Evelyn Marshall of Clayton, Idaho; one sister, Mrs. Alice Yeast

Cahill, Alice V. Boers – Obituary

Funeral services for Alice V. Cahill, who died Thursday evening at the Sturgis Community Memorial Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home, with Rev. Harold Fitch officiating. Burial will be in the Bear Butte Cemetery under the direction of the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home. Alice Boers was born on June 14, 1905 at Lacon, Ill. to Ole and Daisy [Hewitt] Boers. The family moved to South Dakota in 1911, returning to Lacon until 1915 when they returned to South Dakota. In 1917 they moved to Seattle, Wash. returning to South Dakota

Boers, Ole Jacob – Obituary

Ole Jacob Boers was born May 19, 1878 at Lacon, Illinois, and passed away at his home in Sturgis, Friday morning, following a lingering illness. He grew to manhood at Lacon and on August 24, 1902, he was united in marriage to Daisy Ellen Hewitt. Born to this union were four children, two boys and two girls, the eldest son, Ole Allison, died in infancy. Mr. Boers is survived by his widow, a son Louis of Sturgis and a daughter, Doris Boers, and a married daughter, Mrs. Joe Cahill of Sturgis. Also three grandchildren, Eugene Cahill, Sturgis Keith Cahill, with

Boers, Louis Paul – Obituary

Funeral services for Louis P. “Slim” Boers, Sturgis, were Friday at Carlsen-Jolley Funeral Home, Sturgis, with the Rev. Randy Hogarth officiating. Burial was at Black Hills National Cemetery will full military honors provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard. Boers, 78, died April 21, 1993, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1914, at Lacon, Ill. to Ole Jacob & Daisy Ellen (Hewitt) Boers. In 1917 he and his family moved to the Faith area where they lived for several years. They moved to Seattle, Wash., for a short time before returning to South Dakota. He served in the