Album of Genealogy
Cook Co., Illinois
With Portraits

Eighth Edition, Revised and Extended

Chicago Calumet Book & Engraving Co.



We Believe the time has arrived when it becomes the duty of the people of this county to perpetuate the names of their pioneers, to furnish a record of their early settlement, and relate the story of their progress. The civilization of our day, the enlightenment of the age, and the duty that men of the present time owe to their ancestors, to themselves and to their posterity, demand that a record of their lives and deeds should be made. In biographical history is found a power to instruct man by precedent, to enliven the mental faculties, and to waft down the river of time a safe vessel, in which the names and actions of the people who contributed to raise this country from its primitive state may be preserved. Surely and rapidly the great and aged men, who in their prime entered the wilderness and claimed the virgin soil as their heritage, are passing to their graves. The number remaining who can relate the incidents of the first days of settlement is becoming small indeed, so that actual necessity exists for the collection and preservation of events without delay, before all the early settlers are cut down by the scythe of Time.

To be forgotten has been the great dread of mankind from remotest ages. All will be forgotten soon enough, in spite of their best works and the most earnest efforts of their friends to preserve the memory of their lives. The means employed to prevent oblivion and to perpetuate their memory have been in proportion to the amount of intelligence they possessed. The pyramids of Egypt were built to perpetuate the names and deeds of its great rulers. The exhumations made by the archaeologists of Egypt from buried Memphis indicated a desire of those people to perpetuate the memory of their achievements. The erection of the great obelisks was for the same purpose. Coming down to a later period, we find the Greeks and Romans erecting mausoleums and monuments, and carving out statues to chronicle their great achievements and carry them down the ages. It is also evident that the Mound-builders, in piling up their great mounds of earth, had but this idea--to leave something to show that they had lived. All these works, though many of them costly in the extreme, give but a faint idea of the lives and characters of those whose memory they were intended to perpetuate, and scarcely anything of the massess of the people that then lived. The great pyramids and some of the obelisks remain objects only of curiosity; the mausoleums, monuments and statues are crumbling into dust.

It was left to modern ages to establish an intelligent, undecaying, immutable method of perpetuating a full history--immutable, in that it is almost unlimited in extent and perpetual in its action; and this is through the art of printing.

To the present generation, however, we are indebted for the introduction of the admirable system of local biography. By this system every man, though he has not achieved what the world calls greatness, has the means to perpetuate his life, his history, through the coming ages, for the benefit of his posterity.

The Scythe of Time cuts down all; nothing of the physical man is left. The monument which his children or friends may erect to his memory in the cemetery will crumble into dust and pass away; but his life, his achievements, the work he has accomplished, which otherwise would be forgotten, is perpetuated by a record of this kind.

To preserve the lineaments of our companions we engrave their portraits; for the same reason we collect the attainable facts of their history. Nor do we think it necessary, as we speak only truth of them, to wait until they are dead, or until those who knew them are gone; and we need be ashamed only of publishing the history of those whose lives are unworthy of public record.

The greatest of English historians, MACAULAY, and one of the most brilliant writers of the present century, has said: "The history of a country is best told in a record of the lives of its people." In conformity with this idea, the GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM of this county has been prepared. Instead of going to musty record, and taking therefrom dry statistical matter that can be appreciated by but few, our corps of writers have gone to the people, the men and women who have, by their enterprise and industry, brought the county to a rank second to none among those comprising this great and noble State, and from their lips have obtained the story of their life struggles. No more interesting or instructive matter could be presented to an intelligent public. In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy of the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and records how success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very many, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued "the even tenor of their way," content to have it said of them, as Christ said of the woman performing a deed of mercy--"They have done what they could." It tells how that many in the pride and strength of young manhood left the plow and the anvil, the lawyer's office and the counting room, left every trade and profession, and at their country's call went forth valiantly "to do or die," and how through their efforts the Union was restored and peace once more reigned in the land. In the life of every man and of every woman is a lesson that should not be lost to those who follow after.

Coming generations will appreciate this volume and preserve it as a sacred treasure, from the fact that it contains so much that would never find its way into the public records, and which would otherwise be inaccessible. Great care has been taken in the compilation of the work, and every opportunity possible given to those represented to insure correctness in what has been written; and the publishers flatter themselves that they give to their readers a work with few errors of consequence. In addition to the biographical sketches, portraits of a number of representative citizens are given.

The faces of some, and biographical sketches of many, will be missed in this volume. For this the publishers are not to blame. Not having a proper conception of the work, some refused to give the information necessary to compile a sketch, while others were indifferent. Occasionally some member of the family would oppose the enterprise, and on account of such opposition the support of the interested one would be withheld. In a few instances men could never be found, though repeated calls were made at their residences or places of business.




 The preparation of this volume has involved the labor of several years. Since the pages were sterotyped, several of the subjects of biographies have passed away.

Among these are:

A. B. Burley.................... ........................................ page 227
N. Camp.......................... ........................................ page 546
E. H. Castle.................... ........................................ page 544
J. D. Caton...................... ........................................ page 115
Rev. Otto Groenebaum.. ........................................ page 662
C. M. Henderson............ ........................................ page 391
Edson Keith..................... ........................................ page 53
M. N. Kimbel.................. ........................................ page 528
T. E. Lewis...................... ........................................ page 297
Orrington Lunt................ ........................................ page 503
James McMahon............ ........................................ page 181
George M. Pullman......... ........................................ page 231

Index of Biographical Sketches within this book




Abraham, Paul

Abrahams, Henry

Adams, Charles (M.D.)

Adsit, James M.

Alsip, William H.

Amick, Pleasant

Anthonisen, Carsten

Armour, Philip Danforth *

Arndt, Adolph

Ayars, Charles G.






Baer, Frank A. *

Bailey, Edward W.

Baines, Prof. Oscar O. (M.D.)

Baker, Henry D.

Ball, Godfrey H.

Bartels, John

Bassett, Orland P.

Beaubien, Alexander

Beck, August *

Becker, Michael

Beecher, Jerome

Berg, John

Bergman, Frederick

Best, Henry

Beye, William *

Birren, Henry

Bisdorff, Peter

Boening, William

Bolles, Charles E. *

Bowerman, Dr. Martha A.

Boyle, Thomas

Brachtendorf, Anton J.

Bradwell, Hon. James B.

Bradwell, Myra *

Brinkerhoff, Abram B.

Bristle, Frederick

Britz, Nicholas

Brown, Capt. Thomas *

Bruszer, John

Bryan, Charles P.

Buchanan, John

Budde, Henry

Budlong, Lyman A. *

Budlong, Joseph A.

Burley, Arthur

Buschwah, Nicholas

Busse, August

Busse, August H.

Butters, George

Byford, Henry Turman (M.D.)

Barnard, Gilbert W.

Brundage, Stephen V.R.




Caldwell, Joseph

Camp, Isaac Newton

Capron, Albert B.

Carbine, Thomas

Carrington, N. Starr

Carter, Michael

Cary, John W.

Case, Elisha W.

Castle, Edward Herrick

Caton, John D. *

Ceperly, Cornelius H.

Chapin, Deacon Newton

Chapin, John P.

Chapleau, Octave

Chipp, John *

Clark, Jonathan *

Clark, Joseph

Clark, Lyman C.

Clark, Robert R.

Clifford, James Orra

Clyborn, Archibald

Cobb, Silas B. *

Collins, Robert

Collins, Stewart

Cooley, Clark A.

Cossitt, Franklin Dwight (Jr.)

Coughlin, Timothy

Coulter, William M.

Courtright, Capt. James D.

Crawford, Hiram Pratt

Crawford, John

Cunningham, Joseph H.

Custer, George Granger

Cutler, Alonzo J. *






Daniels, Edwin F.

Davis, George

Dearlove, George

Dearlove, George M.

Derby, William R.

DeWolf, Calvin

Dibben, Alfred

Dickinson, John

Diesel, Frank

Dilger, Robert F.

Dobbins, Paris H.

Dollinger, John Anton

Doyle, Thomas F.

Dresel, August

Ducat, Gen. Arthur C. *

Dunlap, George

Dupee, Charles B.

Dye, Prof. Nathan




Eberhart, John F. *

Ebinger, Rev. Christian F.

Echert, John *

Eckert, Michael L.

Edsall, James K.

Ellis, Joel *

Erickson, Capt. Christian

Erickson, John A.

Ernst, Capt. George

Ernst, Joseph H. *

Evans, Enoch W.





Fair, Frederick F.*
(pic also with Lammoria)

Fair, John A.

Farnum, Henry A.

Farwell, William W.

Fatch, Edward P.

Felton, Charles Henry

Fenn, John G.

Field, Marshall *

Fischer, Louis

Fitch, Dr. Calvin M.

Foley, Thomas A.

Fonda, David B. (M.D.)

Forsyth, Jacob *

Fraser, George

Frey, Louis A.

Fricke, Henry C. *

Frink, Henry F.

Frink, John

Fuller, Melville W.






Gage, John N. *

Gage, Lyman Judson *

Galloway, Andrew J.

Ganske, Rev. William H.

Gardner, Capt. Peter G.

Garrity, Thomas

Gaugler, Moritz

Gauss, E. F. L.

Gerardin, Col. Victor

Given, George W.

Glines, Andrew P.

Goode, Thomas

Gorges, John A.

Gorman, Patrick L.

Goudy, William C. *

Gough, Richard S.

Gray, Elisha *

Gray, Preston W.

Greenebaum, Henry

Groenebaum, Rev. Otto

Gross, Samuel Eberly




Hagen, Capt. Peter N.

Haggard, Samuel B.

Hahne, William

Hakanson, Alfred (M.D.) *

Hall, Zebulon M.

Hallett, Reuben C.

Halsey, Rev. Leroy J.

Hamilton, Richard J.

Hamilton, William

Hammerstrom, Ludwig

Hammett, Edward

Hannahs, James M.

Hansen, Henry G.

Harrison, Carter H. (Jr.)

Harrison, Hon. Carter H.

Haskell, Loomis Pomroy

Haskin, John H.

Hastings, Robert

Hatch, Azel Farnsworth

Hausler, Capt. Martin

Hawley, Hon. Cyrus M. *

Haynes, Rev. N. S.

Hedrich, Edward F.

Henderson, Charles M. *

Hennebohle, Frank

Henning, Frank F.  

Henrotin, Dr. Joseph F.

Hervey, Robert, (LL.D.)

Hews, Charles D. (A.M., M.D.)

Hill, Robert S.

Hill, Thomas Edie

Hoffman, Mathias

Holden, Charles C. P.

Hollesen, Sivert

Holley, Lyman G. *

Hoos, George H.

Howland, Hiram I.

Hoxie, John R.

Hubbard, Dr. Theodore

Huber, Jacob *

Huehn, Jonas

Huestis, Isaac N.

Huey, Charles P.

Hufmeyer, John

Hughes, John O. *

Hull, Delos

Humphreville, Thomas L.

Hunt, Harrison H.

Huntington, Alonzo

Huntington, Charles *

Huntington, John

Hutchinson, Charles G.

Hutchinson, Francis

Hutchinson, James O.




Ingraham, Granville S.



Jackson, Peter  

Jacobs, Francis Irving

Jewett, Edward A.

Johnson, Capt. Christopher

Johnston, Shepherd

Johnston, William S. *

Jones, Fred E. R.

Jones, John H. (Sr.)

Jones, Samuel J. (M.D., LL. D.) *

Jones, Stephen Decatur *

Jones, William Hugh *

Jung, John J.

Jung, Mathias ( missing pages)

Jung, Peter

Junius, Peter

Junk, Joseph






Karnatz, Henry

Karthauser, Nicholas

Kay, Abel A.

Kay, John

Kay, Joseph A.

Keeler, William O.

Keil, Sebastian

Keith, Edson

Keller, Celestial

Kelso, Albert Wilson

Kemper, Henry

Kemper, William J.

Kennedy, Alexander D.

Kennedy, John M.

Kilcran, Frank

Kimbell, Martin N.

Kinne, Isaac D.

Kirscht, Peter N.

Klehm, Hon. George C.

Kleindienst, Eduard

Knall, John O.

Knapp, Albert A.

Knapp, Asa

Koenig, David

Kraetzer, Albert

Kramer, Theodore L.

Kransz, Nicholas

Kransz, Nicholas H. *

Kriewitz, Charles

Kuhn, Frank

Kurz, Louis F. J. M.

Kuyper, Cornelius

Kuyper, Cornelius, (Jr.)




Lacey, Edward S.

Lammoris, Albert J. *

Landon, Albert W.

Larimore, Prof. James W.

Lawrence, Henry

Leahy, John J. (M.D.)

Lee, William

Lenard, Robert

Leonard, Chester M.

Lewis, Thomas Edward

Lindermann, Charles

Link, Ferdinand

Little, Robert E.

Lonergan, Rev. Arthur P.

Long, Eugene C.

Lovett, Henry *

Ludlam, Reuben (M.D.)

Luedtke, Gustave

Lull, Albert G.

Lunt, Orrington *





Mack, Rev. Josiah Augustus

Madary, Christian

Magee, Charles D.

Magill, Charles J.

Maginnis, Patrick J.

Magnussen, Meinert C.

Maltby, Jasper A.

Mann, Mathias *

Manz, Jacob

Martin, Harry W.

Massey, Henry Hart

Mattes, Peter

Matthews, Paschal P.

McCall, Walter

McConnell, Hon. Samuel P.

McCormick, Cyrus Hall *

McCormick, Cyrus Hall (Jr.)

McCullough, John T.

McDaniel, Alexander

McDonald, Capt. James

McEldowney, John *

McEldowney, William J.

McKinney, George *

McLean, Archibald B.

McLean, Dr. J.

McMahon, James

Meisner, Joseph

Meredith, William M.

Merz, Gottlieb

Metz, George

Mewes, Carl *

Meyers, William H.

Migely, Frederick

Miller, Dr. Benjamin C.

Miller, Frederick

Miller, Nicholas

Montgomery, William B.

Moore, Floyd B., (M.D., B.S.)

Morris, John

Muno, Peter






Neff, Zachariah A.

Neuberger, Hugo

Newton, Chauncey D. L.

Nichols, Clifford L.

Nommensen, Edward

Nordenholt, George

Northrop, Henry M.

Novak, Frank H.

Nowlen, Addison J.




Ollendorff, Aaron

Olson, Nicholas

Ortmayer, Andrew

Osgood, Edwin S.

Oswald, Louis





Pardridge, Edwin

Parker, Francis W.

Parmelee, Edward David

Parsons, William B.

Pearsons, John A.

Pecher, Joseph

Peck, Ferdinand W.

Perkins, Amos H.

Perry, Rev. Frank N. R. *

Peterman, George H.

Petersen, Andrew A.

Petersen, Martinus

Petrie, Charles W.

Peugeot, Edward F.

Phelps, Othniel B.

Phelps, William W.

Philbrick, George A. *

Pinney, Hon. Daniel H.

Piper, Charles E.

Polk, Wesley

Powell, George N.

Pratt, Dr. Leonard *

Pregler, Anton C. T.

Preston, Augustus H.

Prindiville, Capt. John

Proesel, John

Prosser, Treat T.

Pullman, George Mortimer *






Quirk, Capt. Bartholomew

Quirk, Capt. Daniel

Quirk, Col. James




Raap, John H.

Ranney, Orrin D.

Raymond, Rev. Miner (D.D., LL.D.)

Reedy, William H.

Reich, Christopher

Reinberg, Peter

Reis, Ignace J.

Reis, Joseph A.

Reis, Nicholas

Rendtorff, Hermann

Rendtorff, Hermann *

Rexford, Norman

Rice, James H.

Rice, John M. *

Richey, Alfred

Ringgenberg, Peter

Ristow, Otto

Ristown, Julius

Roberts, Mrs. Margaret A. *

Robinson, Hamilton M.

Roelle, Joseph

Rogers, Capt. Theodore S. *

Rogers, George

Rogers, Hon. John G.

Rogers, Philip

Rollo, William E.

Roth, Gerhard

Rounds, Horace

Rubey, Peter, J. *

Rumsey, Julian S.

Rumstick, Henry

Rusk, Richard

Russell, John J.

Rutershoff, Rev. Joseph *

Ruth, Linus C.





Sage, Rufus H.

Sanger, James Young *

Sauer, Claus H.

Schade, Henry

Schade, Nicholas L.

Schaefer, Maternus

Scheurmeier, Henry

Schiesswohl, Jacob C.

Schillo, Adam

Schirra, John

Schmedtgen, Herman A. *

Schmidt, Kasper G. *

Schmitz, Mathias

Schoen, John

Schreiber, Michael

Schroyer, Charles A.

Schuette, Rev. Bernard J. *

Schuetz, Philip

Scott, Willard (Sr.) *

Seamens, Capt. Stephen

Shearburn, George W.

Shortall, John G. *

Shurtleff, Benjamin

Sickinger, Jacob

Simon, Peter

Simon, Simon

Simons, Edward

Simons, Edward (Jr.)

Simpier, Joseph A.

Skinner, Samuel P.

Smith, Charles

Smith, Charles Bennett

Smith, Israel G.

Smith, Israel G. *

Smith, James

Smith, Lloyd J.

Smith, Prof. David S. (M.D.)

Snow, William B.

Sohm, A.

Sommerville, Agnes R. (M.D.) *

Spalding, Jesse *

Sparrow, Hannah S.

Sparrow, Richard

Spikings, Richard Y.

Spikings, William H.

Springer, Theodore G.

St. John, Everitte

Stafford, Capt. John F.

Starr, Eliza A.

Stead, William

Stewart, Franklin

Stewart, Hart L. *

Sube, Gustav F. F.

Sulzer, Frederick

Swain, Edgar Denman (D.D.S.) *

Sweet, John A.

Swett, Leonard




Tagney, Thomas

Teall, Edward McKinstry

Thiele, Christian

Thilo, Mrs. Eva E.

Thomas, Rev.. Hiram Washington

Tobey, John D.

Tobey, Wales

Tompkins, Rev. James (D.D.)

Tope, John W. (M.D.) *

Torkilson, Capt. Andrew

Travis, Charles W.

Trimingham, Ralph N.

Turner, Charles W.

Turner, John

Turner, John Bice

Turner, John W. *

Turner, Leighton

Turner, Thomas A.

Turner, Thomas M.

Tyler, Warren O.

Unold, Capt. John




Van der Syde, Goris

Van Natta, John

Voltz, Louis

Von Lukowitz, Capt. Charles






Waller, Henry

Waller, John D. *

Warner, Francis

Warren, Daniel

Warren, Julius M.

Washburn, Daniel E.

Webb, Albert F.

Weber, Henry *

Weber, Michael

Webster, Thomas H.

Weimer, George

Weldon, Thomas

Weller, Frederick (Sr.)

Wemple, Leonard C.

Wendt, Frederick J.

Wenzlaff, Carl

Wenzlaff, Charles A.

West, William

Westergren, Charles O.

Wheeler, Calvin T.

Wheeler, John R.

Wheeler, Uriah H.

White, William S. (M.D.)

Wiedhof, George W.

Wiedinger, Bernhard M.

Wietor, Henry

Wilcox, William L.

Willard, Charles W. *

Winandy, Michael *

Wingate, Albert

Winkelman, Henry

Winston, John

Wiora, Martin *

Withrow, Thomas F. *

Wittbold, George

Wojtalewicz, Francis M.

Wright, John H.

Wright, William G.





Young, Joshua Palmer

Zender, John



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