Isaac Newton Pevehouse
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 428-429, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Isaac Newton Pevehouse was born on the farm on which he now resides, November 1, 1849. His father, John J. Pevehouse, was born in Kentucky in 1818, and his father, John, also was born in Pennsylvania, while his father was a native of Germany and came to America in colonial times and served in the Revolutionary war. He was a farmer and lived in Washington county, Pennsylvania. John served in the war of 1812 and removed to Kentucky directly after the war, being a pioneer of Wayne county. He has served as County Commissioner several terms. In 1833 he removed to Illinois and settled in Adams county, where he bought land in Honey Creek township, residing there until his death. The maiden name of his wife was Mary Beeson. She survived her husband a few years and died at the house of her son, John, Jr., in Pea Ridge township. The father of our subject, John, Jr., was sixteen years old when he came to Illinois with his parents. He made the entire journey overland with teams. At that time the county was but sparsely settled and Quincy was but a hamlet. He bought eight acres of unimproved land on time, paying $80 for the tract. He bought it at a public sale and did not have the money to pay for it with. He soon found a purchaser for his bargain at a small advance. He married in Brown county and lived there on a farm of 147 acres that he bought at a big bargain, and also bought other tracts of land. He was very successful. Here Isaac was born and when his father died he left 800 acres for his heirs. His death occurred March 17, 1891. The maiden name of his wife was Susanna Pevehouse, born in Wayne county, Kentucky. Her father, Joseph Pevehouse, was well known in Kentucky from which he removed to Illinois, settling in Scott county, where he resided in that part which was Morgan county at the time. He was one of the first teachers of the county. He bought land and followed farming and mercantile business in Clayton and resided there until his death in 1863. The maiden name of his wife was Mary Slagle. She was born in Kentucky and died on the farm. The mother of our subject is still living on the home farm. She reared five children, Thersa A., Elizabeth J., Isaac N., Martha E. and Sarah E.
  Isaac was reared and educated in his native township and has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits and still occupies the old homestead where he has always lived.
  Politically he has always been identified with the Democratic party. His parents were firm members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Pevehouse is an upright gentleman and is greatly respected by all who know him.




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