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Voters and Taxpayers of Henry County, Weller Twp.
1877
Transcribed and submitted to Illinois Genealogy Trails by Jan Schmidt
, ©2005



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ALLGREN OLOF - Sec.25; P.O.Bishop Hill; farmer, lives with Peter Bloom; Dem;Lib,
ALMQUIST JOHN L. - Sec. 25; P.O. Altona, Knox Co.; laborer for B. H. Brown Rep ,
ANDERSON ERIC - Sec: 23: P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, lives with O. Anderson; Rep; Lib.
ANDERSON HOKAN - Farmer, Sec, 16; P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden, Aug. 2, 1822; Rep; owns 200 acres of land, value $10,000; he lived in Sweden thirty-five years, and came to this country in 1857; came to this state, Henry Co. same year; has been here twenty years next July; held office School Director; married Mary Christian Johnson, Feb. 28, 1862; she was born Sweden, Dec. 15, 1832; have four children, three boys and one girl: Anna, John, Edwin, and Alfred.
ANDERSON J. - Sec. 23: P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
ANDERSON JOHN - Sec. 23; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
ANDERSON JONAS - Sec. 30; P.O. Nekoma; farmer, rents of J. Jacobson; Rep; Luth.
ANDERSON JUSTUS - Sec. 23; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, rents of P. Swanson; Ind; Lib.
ANDERSON LARS - Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; Lib; born Sweden.
ANDERSON LARS W. - Harness-maker, Bishop Hill; born Sweden; Jan. 14, 1843:Dem; Lib; he lived in Sweden three years, and came to this country 1846, and came, this state and county, to Bishop Hill, with colony; has lived here thirty years; married Christine Swanson in June I868; she was born in Sweden, April 8,1848; they have two children, sons.
ANDERSON LEWIS, Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
ANDERSON OLOF, Farmer, Sec. 23; P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, Oct. 12, 1840.
came to this Co. 1850; Rep; Meth; owns 54 acres, value $2,100; he served in army four years; married Catharine Wahlstrum, 1867; she was born in Sweden, and died Nov. 15, 1869; has one child, name Gilbert A; married Martha Peterson, 1875; she was born in Sweden; has one child named Nora.
ANDERSON S. G. - Farmer; Bishop Hill; born Sweden, May 23, 1841; Rep; Luth; own 90 acres land, $5,000; lived in Sweden twenty-three years; came to this country 1864; came to Andover; this state and county; came to Bishop Hill: and has lived here twelve years; married Miss Kate Olson, Jan. 11, 1869; she was born in Sweden, Aug. 24, 1833; came this country, 1846, with her father; she is one of earliest settlers; they have one child, little girl, Ida Carlsen Anderson, born April 9, 1876.
ANDERSON SW AN - Farmer, Sec. 27; P;O. Galva; born in Sweden, Aug. 12, 1831; Rep; Luth; owns 160 acres, value $11,000; came to this country in 1854; lived in Knox Co. until 1865; has held office of School Director; he married Miss Christine Anderson, in 1856; she was born in Sweden; has four children, viz: Clara C., Nettie B., Albert S. and Frank J.
ARNQUIST A. - Bishop Hill: clerk; Rep; Lib; born Sweden.

BAKER LEWIS - Nekoma; station agent; Rep; Lib.
BALTIMORE L. - Sec. 30; P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Rep; Lib; born Wayne Co. Ind.
BARLOW ANDREW - Bishop Hill; merchant; Ind; Lib; born Sweden.
BECKER GEO. B. - Farmer, Sec. 5; P.O. Cambridge; born Schoharie Co, N.Y. Aug. 18, 1848; Rep; Lib; owns 80 acres land, value $4 000; lived in N. Y. State nine years, and removed to this state, Henry Co. 1858, and has lived here nineteen years; has held offices School Director and Road-master; was in the army, in 132d Reg. Ills. I. Co. G.; married Miss Susan C. Stewart, Sept. 10, 1872; she was from PA. born Nov. 8, 1849, one child Mary Becker, born Sept. 11, 1875; lost one son.
BECKER J. L. - Farmer, Sec. 5; P.O. Cambridge; born Schoharie Co, N.Y. Oct 7, 1812;
Rep; Lib; owns 615 acres of land, val $30,000; he lived in state of N. Y. forty-five years,
And removed to this state, to Henry Co. in May, 1858; settled in Andover, and has lived here nineteen years, came to this town in 1865, and lives on farm entered by Benjamin D. Walch, State Entomologist; he married Ann Eliza Lawyer, Oct. 31, 1831; she was born in born Schoharie Co, N.Y , Oct 20, 1814; have had eleven children, six sons and five daughters. Lost two sons from disease contracted in the army during the war.
BECKER JACOB L. - Sec 5; P.O. Bishop Hill; lives with father; Rep; Lib; born N.Y.
BECKLIN JONAS - Bishop Hill; carpenter; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.
BENNETT A. - Sec. 10, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, rents of J. I. Hall; Lib; born Indiana.

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BERG A. G., - P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, renter; Rep; Lib; born Sweden
BERGLUND ANDREW, - Farmer, Sec. 12; P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden, Jan 14, 1814; Rep; Meth; owns 49 acres land, value $2,500; lived in Sweden thirty-two years, and lived here thirty years; one of the oldest settlers; left the colony in 1861; married Brita Olsen in 1840; she was born in Sweden, Jan 20, 1807; she had four children; they have two sons, Eric and Jonas; Eric Berglund is a graduate of Military Academy, West Point, served in the War as Lieut. At age of seventeen, and has been in Government Services since the War, in Engineer's Department.
BERGLUND JONAS, - Farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden, Nov. 8, 1841; Ind.; Meth.; owns 30 acres, value $1,500; came to this country in 1846; has held Office School Director; married Miss Hellen Peterson, Feb 27, 1866; she was born in Sweden, 1840; has four children, viz: Jonas E., Eric A., Andrew V. and Fred E.
BERGLUND PETER - Bishop Hill; railroad hand; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
BERGSTROM JOHN - Sec. 21; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Lib; born Sweden.
BERKLIN JOHN - Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep.; Lib.; born Sweden
BJORK JOHN - Farmer, Sec. 13; P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, Aug. 5, 1814; Rep; Lib; owns 83 acres, value $4,150; came to America first in 1840, returned to Sweden, and after three trips to America traveled through the old world, and settled at Bishop Hill in 847; married Caroline Carlson, 1836; she was born in Sweden; has five children, viz: Anna, Johanna, Alberta, Josephine and John.
BJORK JOHN - P. O. Bishop Hill; lives with father; Re.; Lib.; born Ills.
BJORK JOHN - Sec. 13; P. O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Adventist; born Sweden; 80 acres..
BJORKLUND SWAN - Bishop Hill; organist; Rep.; Chris; born Sweden.
BLOM ANDREW - P. O. Nekoma; farm-hand; Re.; Luth born Sweden.
BLOM SWAN - P. O. Nekoma; farm-hand; Ind; Lib; born Sweden
BLOMBERG ISAAC - Sec. 27, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; rents of P. O. Blomberg; Rep; Lib.
BLOOMBERG PETER O. - Justice of the Peace, Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, Aug 4, 1821; Rep-.; Lib.; owns 200 acres of land, value $10,000; lived in Sweden 25 years, and came to this country in 1846; came to this state and Co., to Bishop Hill, with colony, Oct 1846, and has lived here over thirty years, one of the oldest settlers; he is a blacksmith and machinist by trade; held office of Constable six years, also held office of Road Commissioner and School Trustee; was elected Justice Peace in April, 1873; has held office four years; married Christine Matson in 1842; she was born in Sweden, 1820; have had eight children, one son seven daughters; lost five daughters.
BLOOM PETER A. - Sec. 25, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Dem; Lib; born in Sweden
BLOOD S. - Bishop Hill; blacksmith; Rep; Lib.
BLOOD SAM. - Bishop Hill; Rep; Meth.
BOWLING JAS. - Sec. 7; P.O. Cambridge; lives with father; Dem; Lib.
BOWLING S. - Sec. 7, P. O. Cambridge; farmer; Dem; Chris, Union; born Ohio; 186 acres.
BOWMAN PETER. - Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; 2d Adventist; born Sweden
BRICKER JACOB, - Farmer, Sec. 7, P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Harrison Co. Ohio, Aug 20, 1810; Dem; Christian Union; owns 97 acres of land, val. $4,000; lived in Ohio forty years; came to this state in 1850, and to this Co. in 1851; has lived here 26 years; one of the early settlers; has held office of Town Clerk, Board of Commissioner and Road Master; married Rosanah Ireland, June 1835; died Sept 4, 1851; three children; married Elizabeth Nelson, April 12, 1853; she was from N. Carolina; she has five children.
BROWN JEREMIAH J. - Farmer and Stock Raiser, Sec. 36, P.O. Galva; was born in New Hampshire, in May 189, came to this state, Sept. 25, 1845; to this Co. 1858; Ind; Lib; owns 160 acres, valued at $8,000; he came to this state, Sept. 25, 1845; to this Co. 1858; has held office of School Director, School Trustee, and supervisor; he married Catherine Protsman in 1852; she was born in Holland; they have nine children; four sons and five daughters; Francis E., Hattie J., Augusta A., Fred B., T.S., Clara E., Jennie A., Edward., and Jos. H.
BRYANT O.S. - Nekoma; druggist; Rep; Lib; born Long Island, N. Y.
BURG A. - Sec. 17, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden; 41 acres,
BUSHNELL LEONARD, - Sec. 36, P.O. Galva; farmer; Ind; Lib; born Vt.

CADY STEPHEN, - Bishop Hill; Rep; Meth; born Ohio
CADY S. H. - Bishop Hill; shoemaker; Ind; Lib; born Ohio
CARLSON CHAS. - Sec. 7, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; rents of Poppy; Rep; Meth; Sweden
CARLSON C. A. - Sec. 22, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, rents of Dr. Babcock; Rep; Lib.
CARLSON JOHN, - Sec. 31, P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.


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CARLSON J. C. - Sec 7, P. O. Bishop Hill; farmer; rents of Poppy; Rep; Meth; Swede.
CARLSEN S. - Sec 7, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden
CHAISER JOHN P. - Lumber and Grain Business, Bishop Hill, born Sweden, Jan 1, 1844; Prohibitionist; Lib; lived in Sweden six years, and came to this country in 1850; came to this state and Co. the same year, to Bishop Hill; he is a graduate of Western Business College at Galesburg; he has traveled through this state, and has been engaged in lumber business for five years; has been Freight and Ticket Agent P. & R.I.R.R. for the past 6 years; has held office Trustee this town; married Betsey C. Lindbeck, Feb. 5, 1870; she was born in Sweden, 1848; have two children, girls.
COX FREDERICK - Sec. 34, P.O. Galva, farmer; Meth.; born Eng.
CHRISTOPHER W. M. - Bishop Hill; merchant; Rep; Lib; born Sweden
DAHLGREN H. - Sec. 1. P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Meth; born Sweden; 167 acres.
DAHLGREN SAML. - Sec 8, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Dem; Bapt; born Ohio; 7 acres.
DAVID W. - Sec. 8, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Dem; Bapt; born Ohio; 7 acres.

EKLUND A. G. - Sec. 34, P.O. Nekoma; farmer, rents of Headland; born Sweden
ELSE JOHN - Sec 35, P.O. Altona; farmer; Ind; Lib; born Eng.
ELBLOM JONAS - Farmer, Sec. 25, P.O. Bishop Hill, born in Sweden, Dec. 25, 1833; came to this Co., 1840; Rep.; Meth; owns 52 acres, value $2,600; he came to this town with the colony that settled at Bishop Hill; married Catharine Cidequist, 1860, sh e was born in Sweden; she died April 1, 1863; one child. Name Olive; married Miss J. B. Bjork, March 3, 1865; she was born in Sweden, in 1840; has four children, named Augustus, Olof, Christine, and Jonas
ENGLAND CHAS. - P. O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
ENGSTROM PETER - Nekoma; blacksmith; Luth; born Sweden.
ERICKSON ANDREW - Sec. 17, P. O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden; 38 ac. (sic)
ERICKSON ANDREW - Sec. 16, P. O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden; 12 ac. (sic)
ERICKSON CHARLES - Sec. 17, P. O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden; 38 ac. (sic)
ERICKSON CHARLES H. - P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Lib; born Sweden; 60 acres land.
ERICKSON CHARLES J - Sec. 16, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; renter; Rep; Lib; born Sweden
ERICKSON H - Sec. 17; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep.; born Sweden; 64 acres land
ERICKSON J - Sec. 1; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep.; Meth.; born Sweden; 103 acres land.
ERICKSON JOHN - Sec, 24; P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Ind; Lib; born Sweden.
ERICKSON JOHN A. - Sec. 13; P.O. Bishop Hill; Ind.; Lib.; born Sweden; 23 acres land
ERICKSON JONAS L - Sec. 13; P.O. Bishop Hill; Ind.; Lib.; born Sweden
ERICKSON L. - Sec. 17; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; rents of Stoneberg; Ind; Lib; born Sweden
ERICKSON LARS - Sec 15; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Lib; born Sweden; 109 acres
ERICKSON LEWIS - Sec 15; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Lib; born Sweden; 109 acres
ERICKSON PETER - Sec 13; P.O. Bishop Hill; Rep; Neth; born Sweden; 60 acres land
ERICKSON PETER - Sec 12; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind.; Meth; born Sweden; 92 ac. (sic)
ERICKSON SWAN - Sec 21; farmer, rents of Beck; Rep; Meth; born Sweden
ERICSON E. - Bishop Hill; blacksmith; Ind; Lib; born Sweden
ERICSON, EDWARD - Bishop Hill; Laborer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden
ERICSON JOHN A - Town Collector, Bishop Hill; born Sweden, June 29, 1852; Ind; Lib: owns 40 acres lamn, value $2,000; he has lived in this town and country for twenty-four years; was Clerk in store, and has been engaged in Farming, has held office of Collector; also holds office of Constable this township for the past two years; his parents came here with colony, 1847; his mother is now living; his father was shot and killed in 1870.
ERICSON LARS - Farmer, Sec. 15; P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden February, 1842; Rep; Lib; owns 109 acres, value $4,360; he came to this county with his parents in 1847, and settled at Bishop Hill; he enlisted in the 57th IL. Inft, and served four years; married Elizabeth Jones, 1865; she was born in this county; has three children, named John E., Elmer, and Laura A.,
ERICSON, OLOF - FARMER, Sec 16; P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, June, 1843; Rep; owns 64 3/4 acres land, value $3,000; lived in Sweden twenty-four years and came to this country in 1867, and came to this state and county, to Galva, July 23, 1867; left Sweden 24th
June; just one month and one day from time they started; has held office of Road-master; married Miss Betsey Olson Feb. 15, 1868; she was born Sweden in 1840; have four children, three girls and one boy; Clara Matilda, Alice Laurena, Charlotte Margaret, Frans Theodore.

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FALK C. G. - Sec 2; P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Ind; Lib; born Sweden
FALK JOHN - Sec 9; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, rents O. Oltsberg farm; Ind; Meth; Sweden.
FERMAN JAMES - Sec. 30; P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Rep; Lib; born Sweden
FLORIAN ABRAHAM - Bishop Hill; Rep; Meth; born Sweden
FOREMAN JOHN O. - Bishop Hill; shoemaker; Ind; lib; born Sweden
FORSBERG LARS - Farmer, Sec. 25; P.O. Bishop Hill; rep; Lib; owns 44 acres, value $1,600; he was born in Sweden, 1816, and came to this town 1847; he married Mary Lotta Anderson, Feb 10, 1850; she was born in Sweden 14th January, 1818; and came to America 1846; has one son, named Peter; lost one.
FORSBERG PETER - Sec 25; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Lib; lives with father
FORSE OLOF - Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; born Sweden
FORSE S. - Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; lib; born Sweden
FRIEND JACOB J. - Se. 32; P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Dem; Advent; born PA; 160 acres.

GABRIELSON G. - P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Reb; born IL.
GABRIELSON G. - Sec. 23; P.O. Bishop Hill; lives with father.
GARRIELSON CHAS A. - Farmer, Sec 13; P.O. Bishop Hill; bon Sweden, Jan. 24, 1842; Rep; Meth; owns 75 1/2 acres land. $4,500; lived in Sweden twenty years and came to this country 1862; has lived here sixteen years; has held office; one of Trustees of this town; married Miss Anna Johnson Jan 26, 1866; she was born in Sweden in 1843; they have one child, Lina Gabrielson, born in April 1870.
GABRIELSON OLOF, - Sec. 23, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden; 75 ac. (sic)
GILJAM SWAN - Bishop Hill; carpenter; Rep; Lib; born Sweden.
GRAMMER JOHN H. - Farmer, Sec. 4; P.O. Bishop Hill; born Hanover, Germany, June 18, 1820; Dem; Luth; owns 250 acres, $18,000; lived in Germany twenty-six years, and came to this country in 1847, and to this county Jan 9, 1848, and has lived here twenty-nine years; held office of Road-master two years; married Mary Coldy, formerly Mary Fenn, Jan. 13. 1853. She was born in Cambridge, Eng. Jan 16, 1821; she came to this country in 1838, and has lived here thirty-eight years; not a house on the prairie at that time; he has three children, and she had three children
GRAMMER WM. - Farmer, Sec. 4; P.O. Bishop Hill; born Hanover, Germany, in Sept. 1817; Dem; Lib; owns 287 acres land; value $14,350. He lived in Germany 26 years; came to this country in 1843; came to this state and county same year; has lived here 33 years; one of the earliest settlers; only two or three houses here when he came; married Anna Dickson March 4, 1868; she died March 20, 1870; married Anna Atchinson Dec. 20, 1876; she was born in England

HADEN KATY Mrs. - Sec 31; P.O. Nekoma; farmer
HAGBERG LARS - Sec 26; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep. Lib; born in Sweden
HAGBERG ERIC - Sec. 27; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind. Lib; born in Sweden 1825; 73 acres, value $55 per acre. He came to this country 1847; is one of the oldest settlers. Married Anna Larson in 1852; she was born in Sweden in 1820. Lost one son named Jacob Erickson, and has one adopted son name Elias.
HALL EDMUND, - Sec. 4; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep. Lib; born Yorkshire, England, Feb 27, 1839; owns 113 acres land, value $5,650; lived in England 1 year; came to this country in 1850; came to this state to Peoria; lived there five years; lived in south four years, and came to this county 1859, and has lived here 18 years. Has held the office of Commissioner of Highways and School Director. Married miss Katie Harrison Feb 9, 1868; she was born in Brimfield, Peoria county, Oct 1, 1836; three children, Edwin Stanton, born June 16, 1870; Addie Kate; March 21, 1872; Frank Hall, Dec. 30, 1874.
HALL JOHN I. - Sec. 10, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Epis; born Norfolk, England, Aug 6, 1818; owns 400 acres land, value $20,000. He lived in England about 31 years, except two years spent in Canada; came to this country 1849; came to this state and county in June 1850; has lived here over 26 years. He bought S.E. 1/4, sec 4, this town, for a blind mare and an old pair of oxen, twenty-four years ago; used to make shingles; they were legal tender at that time. Married Miss Ellen Fenn Jan. 9, 1848; she was born at Cambridgeshire, England, June 4, 1827; Have two children, daughters.
HALL THOMAS - Sec 4; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Lib; born England Feb. 2, 1848; owns 115 acres, value $5,750. He came from England at an early age to this country in 1849; came to Illinois, and lived in Peoria five years; came to Henry Co. in 1854, and has lived here 22 years. Has held the office of Roadmaster. Married Miss Martha Lamb (sic)** Oct. 30, 1869; she was born in Trivoli township, Peoria Co., March 15, 1851; have one child, Almeda Hall, born Oct. 30, 1870.

(** Martha LAUB, daughter of Philip Laub - Sec 9 - P. O. Bishop Hill)

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HALL EDMUND - Sec. 4; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born in England
HALLSTORM PETER - Sec. 26; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Lib; born in Sweden
HARD ANNA Mrs. - Sec. 10; P.O. Bishop Hill; widow; Epis; born in Sweden; property $300.
HAWKINSON PETER - P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden; property $300.
HEADLAND HELENA Mrs. - Sec. 1; P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden Jan 14, 1836; Meth; 107 acres land value $5, 350. She lived in Sweden 14 years and came to this country in 1850; came to this state and country to Bishop Hill same year; and has lived here 26 years. She married Olof Headland Dec. 16, 1861. He was born in Sweden Dec. 8, 1830, and died in April 1873. She has one son, John Eric, born Sept 18, 1862, Oliva Helena, born Aug. 31, 1866, died Nov 9, 1872.
HEADLAND MATTHEW - Sec. 34; P.O. Altona; farmer; Rep; Luth; born in Sweden.
HEADLOFF P. - Sec. 28; P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Rep; Luth; born in Sweden.
HEDBURG JOHN - Nekoma; laborer; Rep; Luth; born in Sweden.
HEDBERG JOHN - Sec. 17; P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
HEDEEN Mrs. - Sec. 13; P.O. Bishop Hill; widow; Luth; born Sweden; 77 acres land.
HEILDBRAND WM H. - P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Lib; born Sweden
HALBORN NELS - P.0. Bishop Hill; Rep; Adv; born in Sweden.
HENDERSON CHARLES - Bishop Hill; farmer; Dem; Lib; born in Sweden; 40 acres.
HIER G. W. - Sec. 3; P.O. Bishop Hill; lives with father; Ind.; Lib: born IL.
HIER H. G - Sec. 3; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind.; Lib.; born Hanover, Germany, March 25, 1822; owns 700 acres land, value $35,000, lived in Germany 22 years; came to t his country 1844; came to this state and county same year, and has lived here over 32 years; one of the earliest settlers; only one house between
Here and Lafayette, 12 miles off. Has held the office of School Director and Pathmaster. Married Mary Elling Dec. 1843; she was born Hanover, Germany, Jan 16, 1824; they have eight children, four sons and four daughters; lost two children.
HOAR HENRY J. - Bishop Hill; Hotel; Dem; Lib; born in England
HOARE HENRY J. - P.O. Bishop Hill; Hotel and farmer; Dem; Lib; born on the sea
HOARE JOHN - Sec. 11; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Dem; Lib.; born England,
HOARE SAMUEL - Sec. 11; P.O. Bishop Hill; Rep.; Lib.; born in Devonshire, England, Jan 6, 1814; owns 261 acres land, value $13,050. He lived in England 38 years; came to this country in 1851, and removed to this state and county same year, and has lived here 25 years, an early settler. Married Ann Parnell in Dec. 1837; she was from Devonshire, England, in 1818; have three children, two sons and one daughter; lost one daughter.
HODEE S. - Bishop Hill; shoemaker; Dem; Adv.; born Sweden.
HOLLANDER HANS M - Sec. 24; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep.; Ind; born Sweden Oct. 9, 1839; owns 100 acres land, value $5,000; lived in Sweden 6 years; came to this country 1847; came to Bishop Hill in this county same year, and has lived here 29 years; an early settler. Has held the office of Overseer Highways. MarriedChristine Backlene in Nov. 1871; she was born in Sweden 1844; have three children all girls.
HOLLANDER N. J. - Bishop Hill; Meth; born Sweden.
HOLLFAST OLOF A. - Nekoma; laborer; Rep; lib; born in Sweden
HUNT H. C. - Sec. 9; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Dem; Epis; born England; 80 acres land.
HURLBUT CHAS. - Sec. 1; P.O. Galva; Rep; Lib; born in Northampton March 10, 1840; owns 225 acres land, value $12,000; came to Rochester, Peoria county, and removed to Knox county, and lived there about 20 years, and came to Henry county in 1863, and has lived here 13 years. Married Miss Eliza A. Lane, Feb, 24, 1864; she was from Knox county and born April 15, 1845; they have four children; Cora E., born Apr 4, 1865; Clarence E., born Nov 30, 1866; Clarion E., born Nov. 18, 868; Carrie A., born Aug 4, 1873; lost a little boy.

JOHNSON ALLEN - P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, Rep; Meth, born Sweden; 57 acres.
JOHNSON FRED - Bishop Hill; Rep; Lib; born IL.
JOHNSON ANDREW - Sec. 22, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Meth; born in Sweden
JOHNSON ANDREW J. - Farmer, Sec. 20, P.O. Galva; born in Denmark, April 5, 1835; came to this country in 1863; Ind; Lib; owns 40 acres, value $1,6000; he arrived in this country in 1857, and settled in Wisconsin; afterward lived in Louisiana, and at the outbreak of the war was living in Texas, where he was conscripted in the rebel army, but escaped on a wild pony and rode to this place; he married Anna Hanson Dec.4, 1864; she was born in Sweden; has one child name Lavina, and two adopted children named Ameilia C. and Freddy V.

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JOHNSON AUGUST - Bishop Hill; born in Sweden.
JOHNSON CARL - P. O. Nekoma; laborer; Rep; Luth; born in Sweden
JOHNSON ERIC - Lumber and Hardware Merchant, Nekoma; was born in Sweden and came to this country in 1846; formerly edited a newspaper, and has served as Second Assistant Clerk of the House of Representatives; he married Mary O. Troile in 1863; who was born in Sweden; they have four children, named: Mary M., Oxel T., Sarah O., Julia M.; Ind; Lib.
JOHNSON FRANK - Sec. 33, P. O. Nekoma; farmer, rents of C. P. Whittemore; Rep; Luth
JOHNSON GUSTOF - Farmer, Sec. 34; born in Sweden March 20, 1835; came to this county 1855; Rep; Luth; owns 240 acres, value $13,000; settled in Henry Co, on his arrival in this country; has hold (sic) office of School Director and Road Commissioner; married Emma Nilson May 15, 1860; she was born in Sweden 1838; has eight children, names: Gustof A., Hellen S., Anton T. Joseph N., Ida, Hannah, Otilia. and Clara.
JACOBSON JACOB - Farmer, Bishop Hill; born Sweden March 18, 1817; Rep; Meth; owns 300 acres land value prop. $18,000; lived in Sweden thirty years; came to this country 1846; navigation being closed and being nearly out of money they intended coming here on foot; came from Buffalo to Toledo by team, then started on foot; reached Bishop Hill, in this state and county, in Feb 1847; has lived here thirty years; one of the oldest settlers; has held office Supervisor three years, Collector three years, Constable eight years, School Director, Corporation Trustee; married Helen Peterson July 24, 1848; she was born in Sweden Jan. 25, 1821; have one son Jacob Jacobson, born May 24, 1850; lost three daughters..
JOHNSON JOHN - P. O. Nekoma; herder; Rep.; Luth.; born in Sweden
JOHNSON JOHN A - Sec. 4, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, rents of J. Grammar; Rep; Luth.
JOHNSON JOHN C. - Farmer, Sec. 9, P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden March 24, 1838; Rep; owns 60 acres land, value $3,000; lived in Sweden ten years and came to this country 1848; came to Bishop Hill, this state and county, same year; stopped in Chicago two months; lived in Knox Co. seven years; was in army 17th Regt. IL infantry, Co. E; was in battle Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, and number of others; honorably discharged; married Hannah Nordstrom May 29, 1869; she was born Bishop Hill Jan. 14, 1848; two children, Olive Annette, born April 28, 1870, William Adelbert, born Oct. 17, 1874.
JOHNSON J. L. - Farmer, Sec. 17, P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden Sept 13, 1825; Ind; Meth; owns 140 acres land, $7,000; he lived in Sweden twenty-eight years, and came to this country in 1854; came to this state and county, to Bishop Hill, in 1854, and has lived here over twenty-two years; no houses between here and Altona then; married Miss Christine Peterson in Dec. 1854; she was born Sweden 1831; have three children, one girl and two boys, Justine, born July 1859, John Albert, born Jan 13, 1861, Peter Frank, born Dec. 1866.
JOHNSON JOHNSON - Sec. 15, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; born Sweden; 147 ac. (sic) land.
JOHNSON JONAS - Bishop Hill; carpenter; Ind.; Lib.; born Sweden.
JOHNSON JONAS - Sec. 30, P.O. Nekoma; farmer, rents of S. Swanson; Rep; Lib; Sweden.
JOHNSON L. F. - Farmer, Sec. 24, P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden April 16, 1837; Ind; Luth; 54 acres and value $2,700; lived in Sweden twenty-eight years and came to this country in 1854; came to this country in 1854; came to Bishop Hill ; this county and state same year, and has lived here twelve years; married Betsey Olsen April 7, 1867; she was born Sweden 1835; have four children, two boys, two girls.
JOHNSON MAGNUS - Harness-maker, Bishop Hill; born Sweden Aug. 19, 1836; Ind; Lib; owns 52 acres land. Value $2,500; lived in Sweden fourteen years and came to this country in 1850; and has lived here twenty-six years; is engaged in harness-making and farming; has held office Town Trustee, and now holds office School Director; married Christine Wahlstrom March 8, 1862; she was born Sweden 1838; they have five children, three daughters, two sons.
JOHNSON MARTIN - Farmer, Sec. 12, P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden April 9, 1831; Ind; Lib; owns 184 acres land, value $9,200; he lived in Sweden fifteen years, and came to this country in 1846; came to this state and county, to Bishop Hilll, in Sept. 1846, and has lived here over thirty years; one early settlers (sic); there was nothing here on prairies that time (sic); has held office of Accessor, and also office Collector of this town, School Trustee and School Director; married Miss Elizabeth Wahlstrom May 11, 1860; she was born in Sweden March 22, 1833; have three children, lost three.
JOHNSON PETER - Bishop Hill; carriage-maker; Rep; Lib; born Sweden.
JOHNSON S. - Sec. 7, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden
KANE THOMAS - Sec. 33, P.O. Nekoma; farmer, rents of Dr. Jones; Rep; Meth; Isle of Man
KAWISH JOHN - Sec. 35, P.O. Galva; farmer, rents of J. Coupland; Lib; Isle of Man.
KELLY DAVID - Section 29, P.O. Nekoma; farmer, rents of H. Emery; Rep; Meth; Isle of Man
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KELLY WILLIAM - Sec 28, P.O. Nekoma, farmer; Rep; Lib; born in Isle of Man.
KLENBERG JOHN - Bishop Hill; Rep; Advt; born in Sweden.
KRANS PETER - P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Dem; Lib; born Sweden; 160 ac. (sic) land
KRONBERG JONAS - Bishop Hill; Rep.; Chris; born in Sweden

LAPEN ROBERT - Sec 18, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Ireland; 120 ac. (SIC) land
LARSEN JOHN A. - Nekoma; painter; Rep; Meth; born in Sweden
LARSON PETER - Farmer, Sec. 32, P.O. Altona; born in Sweden Aug. 10, 1829; came to this countrty 1852; Rep; Luth; owns 160 acres, value $9,000; after living in Warren Co. five years and Knox Co. seven years, he settled in this county in 1865; married Hannah Hawkinson Oct. 13, 1855; she was born in Sweden; has four children, named Hannah, Anna, John H., and Joshua
LAUB J. A. - lives with father, Sec. 9, Bishop Hill; Rep; Lib; born IL.
LAUB HENRY - Sec. 10, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; rentos of John I. Hall; Rep; Lib; Germany
LAUB L. - lives with father, Sec 9; P.O. Bishop Hill; Rep; Lib; born IL.
LAUB PHILIP - Farmer, Sec 9; P.O. Bishop Hill; born Germany, May 18, 1807; Rep; Luth; owns 107 acres land, value $5,350; lived in Germany forty-one years; came to this country 1848; came to this state same year; lived seven years in Peoria Co; came to this county in 1855, and has lived here twenty-two years; married Anna M. Kroft (sic)*** in Dec. 1837; she was born in Germany 1815; have eleven children, eight sons, three daughters, lost two sons.
LAWSON CHARLES J. - P. O. Bishop Hill; farmer; renter; Rep; Meth; born Sweden
LINBERG LEWIS - Sec. 16; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
LIND JOHN - Sec. 16; P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; renter; Rep; Luth; born Sweden
LIND O. E. - Farmer; Sec. 24; P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, June 15, 1824; Ind; owns 225 acres land, value $11,000; lived in Sweden twenty-two years, and came to this country in 1846; came to this state and county same year; went to California and through Mexico and was there for two years; returned to this country; was in grain and lumber business at Galva six years; helped build C.B. & Q.R.R. in 1858; has been on grand jury two terms; married Bertha Peterson, August, 1848; she was born in Sweden; they have six children, all daughters; lost three sons.
LINDEN E. - Sec. 29; P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
LINDBECK DANIEL - P. O. Bishop Hill; carpenter; Prohib; Lib; born Il.
LINDBECK JOHN E. - Merchant, Bishop Hill; born Sweden, April 11, 1843; Rep; Lib; value property, $4,000; lived in Sweden six years, and came to this country in 1849; came to Chicago Oct 31, 1859, lived there eight months; came to Bishop Hill in this town and county June 1850; and has lived here twenty-six years; is engaged in business general merchant; has held office of Collector this town, also School Director; holds government office of Postmaster; married Caroline C. Nelson, April 14, 1866; she was born in Sweden, May 19, 1846; have four children, three girls, one boy; lost two boys.
LINDBECK JONAS - Bishop Hill; carpenter; Rep; Adv; born in Sweden.
LINDBECK LEWIS J. - Farmer, Sec. 13; P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden, April 10, 1828; Ind; Lib; owns 107 acres land, value $6,420; lived in Sweden eighteen years and came to this county with the colony in 1846 to Bishop Hill in this town and county, and has lived here over thirty years; one of the early settlers; lived in colony until 1861; married Christine Peterson, 1850; she was born in Sweden March 9, 1830; came here 1846; have three children, two sons, one daughter; lost four children.
LIINDBECK MARTIN - Bishop Hill; policeman; Rep; Meth; born in Sweden
LINDBLOOM JONAS - Farmer, Sec. 20; P.O. Nekoma; born in Sweden, June 25, 1824; came to this county 1846; Rep; Meth; owns 112 acres, value $5,6000; came to this country with the colony that settled at Bishop Hill in 1846; married Betsy Olson in 1848; she was born in Sweden, 1823; has five children, named Jacob, Jonas, Louisa, Anna M. and Edward A.
LINDHOLM P. J. - Bishop Hill; mason; Rep; Lib; born Sweden.
LINDSTRUM E. - Farmer, Sec. 12; P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden, Dec. 24, 1822; Rep Meth; owns 280 acres land, value $14,000; lived in Sweden twenty-seven years, and came to this country in 1850;
came to Bishop Hill, this state and county, July 8, 1850, and has lived here twenty-six years; married Betsey Brita in May 1851; she was born in Sweden in 1827; have five children, three sons, two daughters; lost one son.
LINDSTROM E. G. - Sec. 1; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Meth; born Sweden
LINDSTROM JONAS - Sec. 26; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; lib; born Sweden.

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LITTLE R. - Sec. 8; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Dem; Lib; born Ohio; 25 acres land.w
LITTELLE W. BARTLETT - Nekoma; wheelwright; Rep; Lib; born in Indiana.
LITTON EZRA - Farmer, Sec. 33; P.O. Nekoma; born in PA, 1834; came to this county 1860; Rep; Lib; Owns 80 acres, value $4,800; married Rhoda Hess in 1866, who was born in PA; has two children.
LITTON ISAAC - Sec. 31; P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Dem; Lib; born in PA
LOBB THOMAS - Sec. 30; P.O. Nekoma; farmer; rents of Schenk & Woodhull; Christian.
LOCK ANDREW - Sec. 25; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Adv; born in Sweden.
LUNDBECK PETER - Lives with father; Sec. 13; P.O. Bishop Hill; Ind; Lib; born IL.
LUNBDMARK NELS - Bishop Hill; Meth.; born Sweden

MAHAFFEY GEO - Lives with Bowling, Sec 7. P.O. Cambridge; Dem; Lib; born Ohio
MALMGREN A. - Sec. 16; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden
MARMIGRIM A. - P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; renter; ind; Meth; born Sweden
MALANGREN CHARLES - Sec. 16; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, Rep; Luth; born Sweden
MATSON M. - Sec. 7; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
MEALMAN MARTHA, Mrs. - Widow; Sec 10; P.O. Bishop Hill; Liuth; born Sweden; 40 ac. (sic).-
MEIKLE JOHN- Farmer, Sec. 36; P.O. Galva; born in Ayshire, Scotland; Rep; Pres; he came to this country in 1868; Lived in Scotland seventeen years, and in this town nine years; owns 80 acres, value $5,000.
MOLINE OLOF -Farmer; Sec 20; P.O. Nekoma; born in Sweden May 24, 1834; came to this county in 1846: Ind; Meth; owns 160 acres; val. $6,400. He came to this country with the colony that settled at Bishop Hill in 1846, and remained with the colony 11 years, then separated from it; he married Charlotte Johnson in 1868; she died 1870; married Christine Lundine in 1871; she was born in Sweden; has five children, named
Emma J., Esther J., John w., David H., Jane L.
MOUNT JACOB - Farmer, Sec. 32; P.O. Nekoma; born in Ohio Sept. 11, 830; came to this country in 1855; Dem; Adventist; he owns 80 acres, valued $4,000; married Elizabeth J. Mefford, who was born in Brown Co. Ohio, in 1836; they have four children, named John Edgar, James William, Emma Ann, Charles Wesley.
MOUNT J. E. - P.O. Neko,a; farm renter; Dem; Adv; born in Henry Co.
NEILSON ANDREW P. - Sec. 34;m P.O. Altona; laborer, works for G. Johnson; Luth
NELSON CHARLES F., Bishop Hill; works at Depot; Rep; Lib; born Sweden.
NELSON JOHN A. -Teacher, Bishop Hill; born in Sweden Sepet. 20, 1851; Re. Lib; he came to this county at an early age, being only one year old; came to this state and county in 853; has traveled through this state, Iowa and Missouri; was in Minnesota three years, and in Kentucky three years; has been engaged as teacher for past three years, and is now Principal of School at Bishop Hill; he graduated at Knox College, Galesburg, 1875.
NEUMANN CHAS. - Sec. 6; P.O. Cambridge; farmer; rents of Poppy; Dem Luth; born Germ'y(sic).
NAUMANN WM. L. - Farmer, Sec. 6; P.O. Cambridge, born in Prussia, Germany, Jan. 23, 1823; Dem; Liuth; owns 170 acres, value $8,500; he lived in Germany twenty-one years; went to England in 1844, and lived there five years; came to this country in 1849; came to Henry County in May same year, and has lived on same farm, in same house twenty-eight years, one of the early settlers; has held office of School Director and Roadmaster.
NEWMAN A. - Bishop Hill; tinsmith; Dem; Lib; born Germany
NILSON JOHN P. - Bishop Hill; Rep; Luth; born Sweden
NILSON NELS - Bishop Hill; Rep; Luth; born Sweden
NILSON PETER F. - Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden
NORDBERG ANDREW - Farmer, Sec. 2; P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden June 4, 1834; Ind; Meth; owns 82 acres land, value $4,100; lived in Sweden sixteen years, and came to this country in 1850; came to this state and county, to this town, in 1850, and has lived here over twenty-six years; has held office of Assessor of this town for past four years, and School Director for fifteen years, and has been Supt. Sunday school for seven years; married Anna Olson Feb. 7, 1861; she was born in Sweden Oct. 5, 1839; have six children, three boys and three girls; lost one child.
NORDINE ANDREW - Farmer, Sec. 16; P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden Aug. 27, 1823; Rep; owns 78 acres land, $4,000; lived in Sweden thirty years, and came to this country in 1854; came to this state and county in 1854, and has lived here twenty-two years; has held office of Roadmaster; married Betsey Johnson in 1860; she was born in Sweden Nov. 17, 1824; they have one daughter, Christine Matilda Nordine, born May 8, 1864.

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NORDSTROM 0. - P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; born Sweden; 16 acres land.
NORLINE OLOF - Bishop Hill; carpenter; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
NORMAN A. - Sec. 9; P.O. Bishop Hill. Farmer, rents Anderson's farm; Rep; Lib.
NORMAN J. - Sec. 9, P. O. Bishop Hill. Farmer, rents Anderson's farm, Lib.
NORMAN P. - Sec. 9; P. O. Bishop Hill; farmer, rents ; Rep; Lib; born Sweden.
NOSTRUM HANS - Farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Nekoma; born in Sweden March 7, 1826. Came to this county in 1846; Ind; Lib; owns 427 acres, valued at $15,000; he lived in Sweden twenty years, and came to this country with the colony that settled at Bishop Hill in 1846; becoming dissatisfied, he left the colony and began life, as it were, anew, and by industry and economy has accumulated the above; he married Martha Moline in 1830; she was born in Sweden; they h ave seven children, named Jacob, Ezra, William, Mary C., Olof., Amanda C., and Joseph; lost three children.
NOSTRUM JOSEPH - Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth.
NYBERG THOMAS - Bishop Hill; Dem; Lib; born Sweden.
NYSTRUM JACOB - Farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Bishop Hill; born in Henry Co. in 1854; Ind; Meth; owns 65 acres, value $3,600; his parents were born in Sweden, and came to this country with the colony that settled at Bishop Hill.

OAK A. - Sec. 16 P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden
OALNDER JONAS - Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep.; Lib; born IL.
OLANDER O. - Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; Lib; Sweden.
OLSEN O - Sec. 10; P.O. Bishop Hill; Rep; Lib; born Sweden.
OLESON OLOF - Sec. 26; P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, Rep; Meth; born Sweden
OLSEN E. lives sec. 1, P.O. Bishop Hill; Rep; 2d Adventist; born Sweden
OLSEN JONAS - Sec. 19, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Meth; born Sweden; 100 acres land
OLSEN OLOF - Sec. 16, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Adv; born Sweden; 30 acres land
OLSEN PETER - Sec. 2, P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Ind; Meth; born Sweden
OLSEN PETER - Farmer, Sec. 20; P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden March 8, 816; Rep; Luth; owns 80 acres land, $4,000. Lived in Sweden thirty-four years, came to this countty in 1850. Came to this state and county in 1856, and has lived here twenty-six years, except seven years he lived in Henderson Co; married Christine Johnson in Sept. 1852; she was born Dec. 4, 1830; have three children, two boys and one girl.
OLSON ERIC Jr. -Sec 22, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Lib; born Sweden
OLSON ERIC - Farmer, Sec. 22, P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, Nov. 23, 1800,; Rep; Adv; he lived in Sweden 45 years, and then left for America; he was in good circumstances, and at the same time paying both the debts and passage money of the colonists who settled at Bishop Hill, the balance of his means were put in the general fund'; he married Anna Olson; she was born in Sweden, died in 1845; had seven children; married Martha Ericson; has two children
OLSON ERIC - Farmer, Sec. 24. P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, Feb 1844. He came to this county, 1847; Rep; Meth; owns 84 acres, value $4,200; came when a child with his parents to Bishop Hill, where he has lived thirty years; married Emma S. Swanson, March 27, 1867; she was born in Sweden; have two children, names Eric A. and Janett A.
OLSON JOHN - Nekoma; laborer; Rep; Luth; born in Sweden
OLSON JONAS - Farmer, Sec. 10, P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden, Dec. 18, 1802; Rep; owns 113 acres land value $5,650. Lived in Sweden forty-four years and came to this country in 1846, with the colony; came to Bishop Hill same year, and has lived here over thirty years. One of earliest settlers - oldest of the colony; gave all his property, 7,000 to 8,000 Swedish dollars, to help the poor over to this country. He preached and talked to his people in Sweden for seventeen years, and has done so here since he came; married Catherine Wexel, in 1832, she died May 17, 1871; has two children, daughters; lost four children; married Catherine Jhnson, June 22, 1872; she was born in Sweden, Dec. 6, 1842.
Olson Lars - Sec. 22, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; ind; lib; born in Sweden
OLSON LEONARD - P.O. Nekoma; farmer; farmer; rents; Rep; Luth; born in Sweden
OLSON O - Sec. 16, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Adv; born Sweden; 30 ac(sic) land.
OLSON OLOF - farmer, Sec. 24, P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, 1831; ind; Meth; owns 174 acres, value $6,700; he came to this country in 1846, and in the Spring of 1847, settled at Bishop Hill; is one of the oldesewt settlers; has held office of Justice of the Peace four years; he married Miss Christine Bergland in 1860; she was born in Sweden in 1835; has one child named Olof N. Olson, one adopted daughter, Augusta S. Olson.
ONSON SWAN - Sec. 4, P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden

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OSBLOM JOHN - Sec. 26, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, Rep; Adv; born in Sweden
OSTBERG ERIC - Sec. 26, P.O. Galva; farmer, Rep; Luth; born in Sweden
OSTBERG O - Sec. 8, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, Rep; born in Sweden; 80 acres
OSTROM ANDREW - Sec. 34, P.O. Altona, Knox Co; farmer, Rep; Luth; born in Sweden.
OSTROM CHAS - Sec. 29, P.O. Nekoma; farmer, Ind; Lib.

PATTEY T. F. - P. O. Nekoma; lives with W. Kelly; Rep; Lib; born Isle of Man
PETERSON A. - Sec. 9, P. O. Bishop Hill; farmer, rents farm Laub (sic) Rep; Luth.
PETERSON E - - Bishop Hill; carpenter; Rep; Meth; born Sweden
PETERSON F. O. - Sec. 27, P.O. Nekoma; farmer, rents of P. Lundberg; Rep; Luth; Swede.
PETERSON JONAS - Sec. 28, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, rents of P.O. Blomberg; Lib; Swede.
PETERSON OLOF - Sec. 36, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; lives with Peter Hullstrom; Rep; Lib.
PETERSON PETER - Bishop Hill; lib; born in Sweden.
PIATT JAMES - Sec. 6, P.O. Cambridge; farmer; Dem; Lib; born Ill; 102 ac.
PIATT JOHN - Sec. 7, P.O. Cambridge; farmer; Dem; Lib; born Ill.
PIATT JOHN - Farmer, Sec. 6, P.O. Cambridge; Born Hamilton Co. Ohio, Dec. 9, 1809;
Dem; Lib; owns 270 acres land, value $13,500; lived in Ohio about twenty-four years and
in Indiana two years; removed to this state, 1839, and to this county, 1840, and has lived
here over thirty-six years; one of the oldest settlers; was not but one house within twenty
miles southeast of here then; was elected Justice of Peace, also one of the Justices of the
Co. in 1845; has held office of Supervisor of this town for thirty years, except about three
years; married Hannah Hileman, of Hamilton County, Ohio, in 1834; she died March, 1842; had
three children; married Martha McMurtry, of Knox Co. in 1844; she was born in Ind; have
four children.
PIATT WICUFF - Sec. 7, P.O. Bishop Hill; Farmer; Dem; Lib; born Ind.
PILSTRAND JONAS - Sec. 17, P.O. Bishop Hill; lives with his father; Rep; Lib.
PILSTRAND 0. - Sec. 17, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden; 125 ac. Land.
PILSTRAND OLOF - Farmer; Sec. 16, P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden, June, 1838; Rep;
Meth; owns 20 acres, value $1,000; lived in Sweden twelve years; came to this country, 1850;
Came to this state and county same year, and has lived here twenty-six years; has held office
Pathmaster three years; married Martha Olson, Feb. 2, 1867; she was born Sweden, July 13,
1831.
POPPY HENRY - Farmer, Sec. 6, Cambridge; born Hanover, Germany, Feb. 5,
1831; Dem; Luth; he and his brother own 450 acres, value $25,000; he lived in Germany
about sixteen years, and came to this country in 1847; came to this state and county in Jan.
1848, and has lived in this country twenty-nine years; one of the early settlers; has held office
of Road Commissioner; married Miss Lisette Neumann in June, 1858; she was born in
Prussia in 1839; they have four children, three sons and one daughter; lost one son.
PRICE WM. - Farmer, Sec. 4, P.O. Bishop Hill; born in London, England, Oct. 21, 1830;
Dem; Lib; owns 160 acres of land, value $8,000; he lived in Birmingham, England, until twen-
ty-two years of age, and came to this country in 1851; came to this state and county same
year and has lived here over twenty-four years; he has held office of Assessor of this town;
Road Commissioner, Justice of Peace and School Director; he married Miss Esther Piatt in
Aug, 1856; she was born in Indiana; they have one child; son John Walter Price, born Oct.
17, 1857.
QUAYLE WM C. - Farmer, Sec. 19, P.O. Nekoma; born Isle of Man, Feb 12, 1838; Rep.
Meth; owns 127 acres land, value $6,350; came to this country in 1856; lived in Peoria and Warren counties three years; went to England for eighteen months; returned to Galva, this county, and has lived here sixteen years; married Miss Christine Olson, January 1867y
RINER JAMES - Section 29; P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Ohio
ROOT JOHN - Sec. 22, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Adv; born in Henry Co.
REED ELIZABETH MRS. - Sec. 8, P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Henderson's Grove, Knox Co. Ill, Sept 12, 1831; Old School Bapt; owns 40 acres, value at $2,000; she lived in Knox Co. forty-two years; removed to Henry Co. in 1873; she has five minor children, who own 60 acres in Sec. 9; she married Isaac D. Reed, May 25, 1854; he was born in Sangamon Co. Feb. 25, 1828; he died Sept. 28, 1871; she has six children, four sons, two daughters, lost one son, Nov. 30, 1860.'

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ROBERTSON ALEXANDER - Farmer, Sec 8, P. O. Bishop Hill; born in Henderson Grove, Knox Co., IL, Dec 27, 1832; Dem; Old School Bapt; owns 145 acres of land, valued at $7,250, lived in Knox County thirty-four years, except for 4 years spent on Pacific Coast; he cut 1,000,000 feet of lumber and sawed the logs by hand, in one year, while on the Coast; came to this country Spring 1867; his father was first settler in Knox County, and is living, seventy-three years old; has been School Director, and held the office of Pathmaster, married Huldah E. Peterson, July 5, 1872; she was born Feb 16, 1850; have two children, Newell, born Sept. 19, 1873; Eureka, born Aug. 5, 1875
ROBERTSON THOMAS M. - Farmer, Sec. 8, P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Henderson
Grove, Know Co., Ill. May 2, 1835; Dem; Old School Bapt; owns 217 acres if land valued
at $10,850; lived in Know Co. about thirty-two years, except two years spent in Oregon and
California; he killed a deer when 11 years old; came to Co. in 1866; his father, Daniel Rob-
ertson, was the first settler in Knox County, in 1828, and is now living 873 years old; his
mother died in 1840; he was held offices of School Director and Pathmaster; married Miss
Mary Jane Blick, Oct. 28, 1858; she was born in Ashland Co. Ohio, May 17, 1840; have four children, two sons, two girls; lost three children.
ROZIEM HANS - P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer, renter, born Sweden.
SALINE BETSY. - Sec. 28, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; born Sweden.
SALINE FRED W. - Sec. 28, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; lives with mother; Ind; Lib.
SALINE JOHN A. - Sec. 28, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; lives with mother; Ind; Lib; Sweden.
SAMUELSON A. - Sec. 35. P.O. Altona; farmer; renter; Rep; Luth.
SCHUMMAKER FRED. - Sec. 3, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; renter; Dem; Meth.
SCHUMMAKER HENRY. - Sec. 3, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; renter; Dem; Meth.
SEBASTIAN OLOF - Sec. 30, P.O. Nekoma; farmer; renter; Rep; Luth.
SENNETT JOHN W. - Sec. 20, P.O. Nekoma; farmer; Ind; Lib; born Vt..
SESSLIN EMANUEL - Sec. 36. P.O. Altona; Dem; Lib; born Switzerland.
SHOBERG A. - Sec. 5, P.O. Bishop Hi]]; farmer; Ind; Lib; born Sweden; 80 acres.
SHOBERG JOHN - Sec. 5, P.O. Bishop Hi]]; Rep; Lib; born Sweden.
SMITH CHAS. S. - Bishop Hill; clerk; Rep; Lib.
SMITH F. W. - Sec. 9. P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; renter; Rep; Lib; born Ohio.
SODER ERIC. - Sec, I2, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Meth; born Sweden.
SODERBERG JOHN. - Sec. 2, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Meth; born Sweden; 4° acres,
SPROUSE ISAAC. - Farmer, Sec. 32; P.O. Nekoma; was born in Virginia; came to this
county in I852; Dem; Christian; owns 80 acres, valued at $4,000; has held office of School
Director and Constable; in I860 he married Mary Anderson, who was born in Sweden; they have four children, two deceased.
STEVENSON SAMUEL A. Sec 36, P.O. Altona; farmer; renter; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.
STONEBERG ANDREW, Farmer, Sec. 23, P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, Nov.
30. I822; Ind; Ind; owns 94 acres land, valued at $6,000; lived in Sweden twenty-four years, and came to this country in 1846, with colony; came to this state and county to Bishop Hill-same year, and has lived here about thirty-one years; nothing here when he came; has held office School Director and Overseer Highways; married Louise Anderson, in June, 1848; she was born in Sweden, in I826; have four children, three boys, one girl.
STONEBERG ANDREW, Sec. 23, P.O. Bishop Hill; lives with father; Ind; born Ill.
STONEBERG ISAAC, Sec. 26, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Dem; Lib.
STONEBERG JOHN, Sec.2, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; born Sweden.
STONEBERG JOHN, Sec. 23, P.O. Bishop Hill; lives with father; Ind; born Ill.
STONEBERG J. E. Farmer, Sec. 2. P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, Oct. 3I, I835;
Ind; Lib; owns I30 acres land in Town of Weller, and I59 in Cambridge, value $I5.000; he lived in Sweden twelve years, and came to this country in I847; came to Bishop Hill, this state and county, same year, and has lived here thirty years; one of early settlers; commenced farming for himself in I861, with only two horses and $200 in money; married Miss Ellen Swanson, in 1&64; she was born in Sweden, Sept. 29, 1834; have four daughters and one son; lost one son.
STONEBERG OLOF - Farmer, Sec. 23, Bishop Hill; born Sweden, Feb 17, 1818. Rep; Meth: owns 50 acres of land, value $3,000. ; lived in Sweden twenty-eight years, and came to this country in 1846; arrived at Bishop Hill, this state and county, Oct 14, 1846, and has lived here over thirty years; nothing here then but few tents and log huts; has held office School Director, also Corporation Trustee; married Cecelia Larson in Sweden, in April, 1842; she was born 1819; have had six children, four sons, two daughters, lost them all.

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STROM PETER - Sec. 24, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Lib; born Sweden; 20 acres
SUNBURG DANIEL - Sec. 27; P.O. Altona; farmer; Luth; born Sweden
SUNDBERG PETER M. - Farmer, Sec, (sic) 26, P.O. Altona, Knox Co; born Sweden,
March 1836; Rep; Luth; owns 113 acres, value $5,6000; came to this county 1856; has lived in Henry Co. twenty-one years; married Sophia Johnson Oct. 1865; she was born in Sweden July 19, 1839; has six children; named Emma J, Ida C., Joseph M., Frank August, Selma C. and Hannah R.
SUTHERLAND C. E. - Sec. 18, Bishop Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden; 160 acr.
SWANSON A. F. - Sec. 8, P.O. Bishopp Hill; farmer; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.
SWANSON A. F. - Sec. 18, P.O. Bishop Hill; Rep; Meth; Kuth; born Sweden; 59 acres
SWANSON ANDREW J. - Sec. 34, P. O. Altona, Know Co.; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden.
SWANSON C. A. - Sec. 35. P.O. Altona, Knox Co.; farmer, rents of S. K. Swanson; Rep; Meth.
SWANSON, JOHN - Sec. 30, P.O. Nekoma; farmer, rents of L. Baltimore; Rep; Meth; Swede.
SWANSON O. W.- Sec 34, P.O. Altona, Knox Co; farmer; Rep; Luth; born Sweden
SWANSON PETER - Sec. 23, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Meth; born Sweden
SWANSON SWAN - Farmer, Sec. 14. P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden, May 28, 1825; Rep;
Lib; owns 227 acres of land, value $14,000; lived in Sweden 21 years, and came to this county in 1846; came to this state and CO, to Bishop Hill with Colony in Nov. 11846, and has lived here over thirty years; there was nothing here but prairie and timber that time; has held office Postmaster some years, also office School Treas, and School Director; married Christine Gabrielson, July 2, 1848; she was born in Sweden, Dec 13, 1824; they have three children, sons; lost two sons and two daughters.
SWEDENBERG JONAS - Bishop Hill; Dem; Lib, born Sweden.
SYRTENGREN AUG - Sec. 21, P. O. Nekoma; farmer; rents of his mother; Ind; Lib; born Co. (sic)

TAILEY JOB - Sec. 35, P.O. Altona, Knox Co: farmer; Ind; born England.
TAYLOR CHAS G. - Sec, 1, P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; for Hurlburt; Rep; Lib; born IL.
TEMPLETON J. - Sec. 8, P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Dem; Lib; born NY.
THORP JOHN - P.O. Kekoma; farmer; ind; Lib; born Sweden
TILLMAN Eric - Sec. 11, P.O. Bishop Hill; farmer; Ind; Lib; born Sweden; 94 acres.
TITUS JNO. H. - Nekoma; merchant; Rep; Bapt.
TROIL E. - Bishop Hill; goldsmith; Rep; Meth; born Sweden.

VANNICE J. F. - Bishop Hill Physician ; Rep; Cong. (sic)

WARNER HIRMA -Nekoma; Grain buyer; Dem; Lib.
WHITE LYMAN P. - Sec. 20, P.O.Bishop Hill; carpenter; Dem; Lib; born VT; 1 ac. (sic).
WHITE LYMAN R. - Sec. 19, P.O. Nekoma; carpenter and shoemaker; Ind; Lib; born VT.
WEAVER PETER - Farmer, Sec 32, P.O. Altona, Knox Co; was born in Germany in 1829; Dem; lib; owns 200 acres, valued at $12,000; he came to this country when two years of age and lived in Ohio 24 years, and came to this Co. in 1855; he married Mary Ann Mefford in 1850, who was born in Brown Co. Ohio; they have five children; has held office of School Treasurer and Road Commission.
WEXELL PETER -Farmer, Sec. 2, P.O. Bishop Hill; born in Sweden, Jan 1, 1817; Ind; Adventist; owns 296 acres of land, value $15,000; lived in Sweden 29 years, and came to this country in 1846; came to this Co., to Bishop Hill same year with colony, and has lived here 30 years; one of early settlers; lived in colony 16 years; married Martha Peterson about year 1851; she was born Sweden, Oct. 21, 1819; they have two children, Anna and Caroline; lost one daughter.
WICKSTROM O. - Sec 24, P.O. Bishop Hill; laborer; Dem; lib; born Sweden.
WICKBLOM PETER - Farmer, Sec. 11, P.O. Bishop Hill; born Sweden, Feb 14, 1810; Rep; Adventist; owns 130 acres land, value $6,500; he lived in Sweden 36 years. And came to this country in 1847; came with colony to Bishop Hill, this state and Co. same year, and has lived here 30 years; one of the earliest settlers; was boss shoemaker of the colony, and had entire charge of shoes for every one in colony; has held office of Pathmaster and Trustee of Church; married Catherine Peterson, in June, 1849; she was born Sweden, Jan 15, 1832; Has three daughters and one son; Christine Olson lives with him; she is 87 years old; oldest person in the colony.


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