Portrait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Together with Biographies of All the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of

Portrait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Together with Biographies of All the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...with headquarters at Fremont, Neb. Edward M., the third son, is an expert bookkeeper, and has been employed in the Rockford post-office, and in various manufacturing establishments in Rockford and elsewhere. He is now in the Government employ, gathering and compiling the "statistics of the last census, and has merited and received high commendation from Hon. R. P. Porter, Superintendent of the Census Bureau. Robert S., the youngest son, died of diphtheria when about nine years old. He was a bright and lovable boy, who easily won the hearts of his parents and teachers and all who knew him. Mabel S., the youngest child and only daughter, is a student in the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin, Ohio, and is a young lady of decided musical talent. Mr. and Mrs. Penfield have been for about thirty-five years members of the First Congregational Church of Rockford, in which he has been for many years a Deacon. Politically, he was as a young man a Whig, helped to make Vermont a Prohibition State, was in at the birth of the Re ACOB VAN ALSTINE, for many years one of the prominent agriculturists of WinneI bago County, has since 1884 lived retired in the city of Rockford, at No. 606 Rockton Avenue. He was born in the town of Glen, Montgomery County, N.Y., April 6, 1814, in which place his father, John A. Van Alstine, was also born. Abraham Van Alstine, the grandfather of our subject. was born in the above-named county and was of Dutch ancestry. He served as a patriot in the Revolutionary War and died in 1832, in the town of Glen. His wife, who was Miss Quackenbush, died on the same-day and one hour later than her husband. The father of our subject learned the trade of a carpenter, in addition to which business he followed farming in the town of Glen...show more

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  • Paperback | 630 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,107g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958977
  • 9781236958976