Jasper J. Buck
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 318-319, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Jasper J. Buck, deceased, was one of the good farmers and citizens of Arenzville. He was the youngest of thirteen children. His father, Jasper buck, was born in Bertie county, North Carolina, in 1792; removed to Cass county, Illinois, about 1825 or ‘30, where he died in 1846; his mother, Sophia Buck, survived her husband ten years, dying in 1856. Of the twelve brothers and sisters of the subject of this sketch, four only survive at this writing (1892), viz.: Sarah, wife of Conrad Reining; John H.; Albert; and Betsy, wife of Richard Davis.
  Jasper J., whose name heads this biography, was married to Miss Mary A. Morrison, February 27, 1862. They have four children: Josephine, born January 5, 1863, wife of William J. Kircher; John A., born September 4, 1864; Elizabeth M., born December 12, 1868, wife of John Huss; and Edward A., born October 8, 1872.
  In 1864, Mr. Buck enlisted as a soldier, but as his two children were young, and his wife sickly, he withdrew and employed a substitute.
  He was known as a good and true man, and was loved and respected by all. He was identified with no church organization, though he was a professed Christian. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and in politics was a Democrat of the Jacksonian type.
  After a long, painful illness, he died September 25, 1883, leaving a wife and four children to mourn his loss. Since his death Mrs. Buck has had the management of the farm of eighty acres, left her by her husband. She has raised her family of four children, two of whom are married and doing for themselves; two, John and Edward, are at home. She is a true Christian woman, and a useful member of the Presbyterian Church.




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