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Minonk Township Tax Payers
Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails
Source: Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois, 1878, pg 547-57
Contributed by D. Whitesell

ALBERSEN, JNO., P. O. Minonk.
Ahlers, Diedrick, farmer;  P. O. Minonk.
Adams, D. S., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Apeland, E.
Anderson, Pierpont
, far.; P. O. Woodford.
Aden, Jno., farmer, P. O. Woodford.
Aupperle, Jno. F., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Ackley, Peter, laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Avis, Jno., fanner: P. O. Woodford.
ARMSTRONG, MILTON, Sec. 9; P. O. Minonk: born in Maury Co., Tenn., April 30, 1811 ; came to Illinois Sept., 183O. locating in Bond Co., where he resided until 1846, when he removed to Grant Co., Wis. ; returned to Illinois in 1867. locating on the farm where he now resides; owns 40 acres of land, valued at 855 per acre; married in 1834, Miss Sarah Robinson; she was born in North Carolina: died in 1872; three children, all died in the army-William W., died at Nashville, Tenn., in 1862; James R., fell in the battle of the Wilderness in 1864; John B.. died in Madison, Wis., in 1863. Was again married in 1873. to Mrs. Martha A. Templeton, whose maiden name was Hollinback: she was born in Perry Co., Ohio; she has seven children, six living-Jacob F., Martha A., Eliza, William, Anna B. and Charles E.; lost one-Thornton. T., died July 2, 1858.
BUNK, WM, laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Bates, Isaac, P. O. Minonk.
Bailey, Alma,P. O. Minonk.
Blodgett, D. E., carpenter: P. O. Minonk.
Bennington. R. S., retired; P. O. Minonk.
Boden, Henry, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Bowen, J. F., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Bunger. Jacob, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Burns, Michael, sec. boss; P. O. Minonk.
Brooks, A. N., Street Com.; P.O. Minonk.
Burns, Robert, well borer; P. O. Minonk.
Bates, A. M., P. O. Minonk.
Burt, J. S., house mover; P. O. Minonk.
Brock, Aaley, P. O. Minonk.
Brooks. R. G., feed stable ; P. O. Minonk.
Bell, R. P., retired; P. O. Minonk.
Blanchard, Enoch, phys.; P. O. Minonk.
BEAL, WILLIAM, SR., farmer sec. 3; P. O. Minonk; born in Knox Co.. O.; May 26, 1836 ; came to Illinois in 1859, locating in Mason Co.: came to Woodford Co., in 1864; removed to his present home in the Fall of 1867 : married Miss Malora Richards, in 1867; she was born in Woodford Co.; four children -William, Jr., Etta, Franklin; Mr. Beal enlisted in the 47th 111. Inf., in Sept., 1861: mustered out in Oct., 1864.
BELL, JOHN E. P., Justice of the Peace and insurance; P. O. Minonk; born in Harrison Co., Ind., June 5, 1823, but removed to Illinois in early childhood, with his parents, who settled in Putnam, now Marshall Co., Oct. 5, 1833; the journey from their Indiana home was made with ox teams, and their residence for a few days after reaching their destination was a cloth tent, then a shanty, and within two weeks after their arrival, a log house was completed; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; held several minor offices while a resident of Marshall Co.; married, March 18, 1847, to Miss Sophia L. Hudson ; she was born in Ohio; two children-one living, Lillie C; lost one, Mary E., died Feb. 9, 1871.
Bedford, John, clerk; P. O. Minonk.
Bulkeley, K. T., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Bixby, Jos., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Battles, John H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Black, John, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Bumgartner, J., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Boston, Henry, farmer; P. O. Miuonk.
Broer, F., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
BARNETT, JAMES N. (Bamett,& Pielstick), general stock of dry goods and groceries; P. O. Minonk; born in Ohio Co., Ky.. March 21,1833. Came to Illinois in 1850, locating in Wilborton Tp., Fayette Co. Removed to Shabonier in 1866 and engaged in the mercantile business. Located at Minonk, his present home, in 1871. Owns 320 acres of land, valued at $3,00O. Married in 1855 to Miss Virginia A. Lyons. She was born in Hancock Co., Ky. Six children living- Lizzie L., Alice, "Wayland, Andrew F., Charles S. and Isaac Newton; lost one, Richard C, died April 12, 1863.
Brantz, Wm., painter; P. O. Minonk.
Breen, Maurice, farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Blodgett, Sarah A., P. O. Minonk.
BROWN, JOSEPH H., grain and dry goods; P. O. Minonk; born in Virginia, Nov. 28, 1812; came to Illinois in June, 1837, locating in Washington, Tazewell Co., where he resided until 1840 ; then moved to Spring Bay Township, Woodford County; resided for a time in Marshall and LaSalle Counties, returning to Woodford and locating at Minonk, his present home, in 1855; the place then containing one store and a few dwellings. In 1842, he married Miss Sarah A. Gray ; she was born in Indiana; five children, four living-Mary (wife of John J. Jury), Laura (wife of Oscar M. Smith), William and Robert G; lost one, Ellen, died in December, 1872.
Burkman, Geo., P. O. Minonk.
Burroughs, W. S., far.;   P. O. Woodford.
Burton, Stephen, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Bamber, Chas., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Bruning, Wm., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Burt, J. Frank, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Bruning, Frank, saloon; P. O. Minonk.
Benington, Wm., farmer;   P. O. Minonk.
BELL, JOHN A., sewing machines,, pianos and organs; P. O. Minonk; was born in Springfield, Ill., Feb. 11, 1842. Removed to St. Louis, Mo., in early childhood, and to Lacon, Marshall Co., Ill., in 1859; located at Minonk, his present home, in 1865. Owns 160 acres of land in Pike Co., and 80 acres in Calhoun Co., Ill., valued at $5,00O. Was elected to the City Council in 1876, and re-elected in 1878. In 1863, was married to Miss Sarah E. Fairbanks; she was born in DeKalb County, Ill.; have three children, Mary V., Cora L. and Emma L.
CUSHING, M. A., banker, drugs, and Postmaster; P. O. Minonk.
Christopher, F., saloon; P. O. Minonk.
Chandler. E. W., carp.; P. O. Minonk.
Clark, L. H., P. O. Minonk.
Clark, T. R., dealer in fruit trees ; P. O. Minonk.
Cushing, S. D., banker and dealer in drugs, etc.; P. O. Minonk.
Cushing, M. A. & Co., bankers and dealers in drugs, etc.; P. O. Minonk.
CLEGG, SAMUEL, farmer; P. O. Dana, La Salle Co.; born in Ohio (now Marshall) Co., Va., July 5, 1811, came to Illinois in the Fall of 1854, stopping near Washburn, this county, until the Spring of 1856, when he located on the farm on which he now resides; owns 420 acres of land, valued at $20,000; served as Road Commissioner and School Trustee two terms, and School Director several terms; married in 1834 to Miss Lydia Martin  she was born in Green Co., Pa., Feb. 25, 1813; eleven children, eight living -Kezia, wife of Alfred White; Robert M.; Mary, wife of Wm. Fryburger; Rebecca, wife of John Bane; Elizabeth, wife of John Thorp; James P.; Minerva, wife of John Marshall; Lois S.,wife of Wm. H. Wright; lost three- Texana, wife of W. W. Pritehard, died in 1876; others died in infancy.
Comstock, T. H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Conners, Phillip, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Carrithers, E. C., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Calligan, Mathew, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Cheney, Lawrence, lab.; P. O. Minonk.
CLARKE, THOS. P., proprietor of the city express and passenger transfer, and agent for the American Express Co.; P. O. Minonk; born in Ebensburg, Cambria Co., Pa., March 12. 1846; came to Illinois in the Fall of 1870, locating at St. Johns; removed to Minonk, his present home, in 1871; married in June, 1873, to Miss Annette L. Goodrich; she was born in the State of New York; one child-Gracie H.
CHRISTIANS, HARMAN, SR., agricultural implements; P. O. Minonk; born in Berlin, Germany. Aug. 10, 1828; came to this country in 1850, locating in Dodge Co., Wis.; came to Illinois in the Spring of 1852, locating at Minonk, his present home, where he engaged in blacksmithing for the Ill. Cent. R. R.; his blacksmith shop, built-in 1855. was the first built in the city of Minonk; married, in 1850, to Miss Bertha F. Schultz: she was born in Germany; eleven children, eight living -Harman A., Jr., Clara E., Louisa L., Eda, Augusta L., Frederick M., Grant U. and Daisy; lost three-A. H. died in 1852; others died in infancy; Mr. Christians' daughter, Clara E., was the first child born in the city of Minonk.
DANF0RTH & CO., bankers; P. O.   Minonk.
Danforth, Fred., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Danforth, Mary H.; P. O. Minonk.
Doorn, Jno. farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Dunne, Jno., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Denby, R., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Doyle, Dennis, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Denikas, W., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Denikas, Henry, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Dapper, Theo., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Doyle, Wm., miner: P. O. Minonk.
Danforth. A. H., drugs; P. O. Minonk.
Dieken, T. I., clerk, P. O. Minonk.
DOBSON, CHARLES (Charles Dobson & Co.), miller; P.O. Minonk; born in Yorkshire, England, Oct. 19, 1822. Removed to this country in early childhood, with his parents, who settled in Beaver Co., Pa., in 1831. He came to Illinois in 1838, locating in Marshall, then Putnam County; removed to Minonk, his present home, in Aug., 1854; here he built the first dwelling; also served as the first Postmaster and School Director. Engaged in the grain trade that year, and the following Fall opened a store. Owns 160 acres of land, valued at $16,00O. Married April 17, 1845, to Miss Susan Hollenbeck. She was born in Ohio; died Dec. 21, 1844. One child-Mary E., wife of Benj. Pope; was again married Aug. 29, 1850, to Mary E. Perry. She was born in Kentucky; six children by this union-Franklin P., Susan A., Hattie, Fannie, Alfred B. and Charley.
Dunham,C. E., flour  and feed;   P. O. Minonk.
De Boer, G. H., bakery; P. O. Minonk.
Davison Bros., soda water mfrs.;   P. O. Minonk.
Davison, N. L., & Sons, soda water mfrs. P. O.Minonk.
Davison,  E.  S., soda water mfr.; P.  O. Minonk.
Davison, N. L., Sr., soda water mfr.; P.O. Minonk.
Davis, G. E., carpenter; P. O. Minonk.
Downing, Jno., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Deacy, Martin, mason; P. O. Minonk.
Dent, C. H., clerk; P. O. Minonk.
Davison, D. W., barber; P. O. Minonk.
Dunn, W. R., banker; P. O. Minonk.
Dudden, Ed., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
ENGLES,  CHRIS.,  farmer;  P.  O. Woodford.
Eden, E. B., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Eby, A. J., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Eden, W. B., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Eilers, John, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Eden, G. B., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Ewers, Samuel, lecturer; P. O. Minonk.
Eilts, H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Ewen, E. A., dlr. ag. imps.; P. O. Minonk.
Eanor, C., laborer; P. O. Minonk.
FAIRBANKS, J., lab.; P. O. Minonk.
Fulton, H. D., P. O. Minonk.
Fillingham, Levi, farmer;  P. O. Minonk.
Flesner, J. W., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Fillingham, Ed., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Facemire, S. W., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Foybarger, Wm., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Fehring, John, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Fischer, Louis, butcher; P. O. Minonk.
Frerichs. J. H., farmer ; P. O. Minonk.
Forney, J.,Sr., g'n and him.; P.O. Minonk.
Fuller Bros., butchers; P. O. Minonk.
Fuller, C. S., butcher; P. O. Minonk.
Ferdinand, Christ., far.; P. O. Woodford.
FORT, JAMES M., attorney, publisher and dealer in real estate; P. O. Minonk; born in Marshall Co., Ill., July 1, 1846; removed to Minonk, his present home, in July, 1870; commenced the study of law in 1864, and was admitted to the bar in 1869 ; he has served as Supervisor and City Clerk; married in 1870, to Miss Carrie Clark; she was born in the State of Indiana; two children-one living, Arthur C., Flora G. died Aug. 26, 1872.
Fowler, Thos. J., laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Ferrin, E. C., laborer; P. O. Minonk.
FERRIN HENRY K., Justice of the Peace and insurance; P. O. Minonk; born in Concord, N. H., March 26, 1834; came to Illinois in the Spring of 1858, locating at Minonk, his present home; he has served as Justice of the Peace since 1861, except while in the army; enlisted in the 77th Ill. Inft., in 1862; mustered out in 1863; served as Supervisor several terms; member of the City Council in 1865; has also held other minor city and town offices; married in 1855, to Miss Loretta P. Sanborn; she was born in Swanton, Vt.; one child-Lillia E. Mr. F. is a member of Robert Morris Lodge, No. 247, A., F. and A. M.
FILGER, DAVID, dealer in live stock; P. O. Minonk; born in Wayne Co., Ohio, March 2,1834; came to Illinois in the Spring of 1853, locating at Tonica, La Salle Co., where he resided until 1861, with exception of one year spent in Iowa; removed to Minonk, his present home, in 1861, where he engaged in the grain trade, building an elevator in 1864, and continuing in same business until 1876; enlisted in 77th I. V. in 1862; discharged on account of gunshot wound in 1863; member of City Council in 1874 ; Mayor of the city from April, 1875 to 1877; owns 400 acres of land, valued at $18,000; married in 1864 to Miss Maggie N. Garton; she was born in Illinois.
GROSSMAN, HENRY, farmer; P.O. Minonk.
Gray, Robert W., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Garrels, Jno., corn sheller; P. O. Minonk.
Gaisford, Wm., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Goodell, Wm., miller; P. O. Minonk.
Gerdis, D; P. O. Minonk.
Geiken, D., farmer; P. O. Minonk. Gordon, J. C, farmer; P. O. Minonk. Guinne, Dan'l, farmer; P. O. Woodford. Goodrich, Nancy E.; P. O. Minonk. Gorman, Dennis, laborer;  P. O. Minonk.
GILBERT,   JOSEPH W., dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes; P. O. Minonk; born in Otsego Co., N. Y.. May 27, 1831; removed to the State of Ohio in 1850, and Dubuque, Iowa, in 1869; in 1872, he located in Chicago, and one year later removed to Minonk, his present home; has served as member of the City Council; member of Minonk Lodge No. 377, I. O. O. F.; married, Jan. 1, 1871, to Miss Estella A. Gnerin; she was born in Dubuque, Ia.
Gay, James, blacksmith;  P.  O. Minonk.
Girdes, Dirk, P. O. Minonk.
Gay, William, blacksmith; P. O. Minonk.
Goodwin, E., brick maker; P. O. Minonk.
Garrels, Fred., P. O. Minonk.
Goodrich & Newton, lumbermen; P. O. Minonk.
Gordon,W. M., lumberman; P.O. Minonk.
Gaisford, James, retired;   P.  O. Minonk.
Gmelich. John, furn. dlr:   P. O. Minonk.
Goodrich, C. W., lmn.; P. O. Minonk.
Golden, John, saloon; P. O. Minonk.
Gallaher, Julia, P. O. Minonk.
Goodrieh, A., lumber: P. O. Minonk.
Grampp, John, laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Golden. Catharine J., P. O. Minonk.
HONNEMAN. FRED., laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Hitrick, Jasper, farmer ;   P. O. Minonk.
Harms, H. A., farmer: P. O. Minonk.
Huddleston, H. H., farmer; P.O. Minonk.
Hinrichs, John, farmer;   P. O.  Minonk.
Hester, Mrs. E., P. O. Minonk.
Harms. Henry, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Heeren, H., farmer; P. O. Miuonk.
Heeren, Franz, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Humphrey, John, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Hinrich, E., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Hughes, P. C., farmer ; P. O. Minonk.
Hofferland, C., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Holder, J. M., sta. agt.; P. O. Woodford.
HAMILTON, ROBERT L., proprietor of the Webber House, Minonk; was born in Columbia County, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1828; came to Illinois in the Fall of 1857, locating in Groveland Township, La Salle County; removed to Rock Falls, Whiteside County, in 1872, and four years later to Minonk, his present home. Mr. H. is a member of the following Masonic bodies: New Rutland Lodge, No. 477; New Rutland Chapter, No. 112, R. A. M.. and Council No. 52, U. D. Married, in 1854, to Miss Anna C. Webber; she was born in Green Co., N. Y.; four children- Loisa, Ida, Etta J. and George H.
Hester, John, laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Hinrich, H., painter; P. O. Minonk.
Henkell, Henry, painter; P. O. Minonk.
Hanson, Geo., painter; P. O. Minonk.
Hazelbaker, A., Constable; P. O. Minonk.
Hollenbach, J., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Harper, W. C., fish dealer: P. O. Minonk.
Hickman, H. M., P. O. Minonk.
Hohlen, Wm., laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Hulseman, J., shoemaker; P. O. 3Iinonk.
Hedge, H. O., P. O. Minonk.
Hesse & Williams, dry goods; P. O. Minonk.
Herman, V., harness maker; P. O. Minonk.
Henkel, Fred, farmer ; P. O. Minonk.
Hughes, Bridget, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
JANUARY, J. W., far.; P. O. Minonk.
Jones, W. H., miller; P. O. Minonk.
Johnson, D., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Jansen, H. D., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Johnson, D. H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Johnson, C., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Johnson, R., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Johnson, J. B., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Johnson, J. H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
James, B. F., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Julg & Woltzen, har. mkrs.; P. O. Minonk.
Julg, Wm., harness maker; P. O. Minonk.
Jenkinson, B., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Jochum, B., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Jochum, John, fanner; P. O. Minonk.
JURY, JOHN J., farmer; P.O. Minonk; born in Devonshire. England, Feb. 6, 1836; came to this country in the Summer of 1850, locating at Low Point, Woodford Co., Ill.; came to Minonk Township in 1856, removing to his present home Feb. 6, 1868; owns 200 acres of land, valued at $10,000: married in Dec, 1860, to Miss Mary E. Brown; she was born in Woodford Co.; three children - Genevieve A., Welby R., Adelbert L.
KETCHUM, J., carp.; P.O. Minonk.
Keedy, Mrs. M. A.; P. O. Minonk.
Keer, D., bar tender; P. O. Minonk.
Kerrick, Josiah, miller; P. O. Minonk.
Kohl, Thos., retired; P. O. Minonk.
Knapp, Peter, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Kirby, Thos., farmer; P O. Woodford.
Kirk, Samuel, Postmaster and general merchandise; P. O. Woodford.
Koster, Harm, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Kelley. Pat., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Koerchner, Peter, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Kalkwaif, J. D., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Kelly, Barnard, farmer: P. O. Minonk.
KIPP & GORDON, lumber, lath, shingles, sash, doors, blinds, etc.; P. O. Minonk. Kipp, Adelbert B., born in Lexington, Green Co., N. Y., Oct. 12, 1844; came to Illinois in April, 1861, locating at Tonica, La Salle Co.; enlisted 65th Ill. Inf. in 1862, and served during the war; located at Minonk, his present home, in 1866, and engaged, in the lumber trade; served as member of the City Council from 1871 to 1874. Gordon, William M., born in Switzerland Co., Ind., March 2O. 1840; came to Illinois in Oct., 1850, locating at Henry, Marshall Co.; enlisted in the 77th Ill. Inf. in 1862, mustered out in 1863; located in Clayton Township, this county, in 1865; removed to Minonk in 1875.
Keller, William, saloon; P. O. Minonk.
Koethen, G., general merchandise; P. O. Minonk.
Koethen, Catharine ; P. O. Minonk.
Kidder, S., dry goods; P. O. Minonk.
Kenyon, D. P., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Kleinau, F., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Kennedy, Thomas, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Kipp, A. B., lumber; P. O. Minonk.
Kipp, E. B., lumber; P. O. Minonk.
Kipp, Mrs. A. E.; P. O. Minonk.
Koch, George, blacksmith; P. O. Minonk.
Keedy. Louisa; P. O. Minonk.
Kipp, Mary E.; P. O. Minonk.
Koethen, Anna; P. O. Minonk.
Keittrich, Uffke, farmer; P. O.  Minonk.
Koester, Herman, far.; P. O. Minonk.
LASHER. A., laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Lubben, George, laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Livingston, H., carp.; P. O. Minonk.
Lichtenstein, L., clothier; P. O. Minonk.
Lee, O. S., clerk; P. O. Minonk.
Louks, J. O., teacher; P. O. Minonk.
Lambert, Henry, gardener; P. O. Minonk.
Livingston, Jas., retired; P. O.  Minonk.
Lee, W. C., nurseryman; P. O. Minonk.
Lee, George, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Lee, Levi, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Luderman, Benjamin.
Lovell, Wm., engineer; P. O. Minonk.
Locker, Chris., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
McCREARY, T. B., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Main, William, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Morris, John & Co., furniture; P. O. Minonk.
Martin, Jas. M., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Miller, H. A., grocer; P. O. Minonk.
Miles, Jacob, blacksmith; P. O. Minonk.
Martin, Euclid, hardware; P. O. Minonk.
Metz, Mathias, harness mkr. ; P. O. Minonk.
Meyer, William, saloon; P. O. Minonk.
Monk, Theo.; P. O. Minonk.
Miller, S. A., hardware; P. O. Minonk.
Monk, R. H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Morris, John, furniture dlr.; P. O. Minonk.
Memmen, A. J., farmer ; P. O. Minonk.     
Melchert, F. Sr., minister ; P. O. Minonk.
MeKean, John, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
McKeever, Wm., retired; P. O. Minonk.
McDonald, D., pit boss at the shaft; P. O. Minonk.
Martin, J. D., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
McIntosh, M. L., laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Maurer, B., P. O. Minonk.
McKay, James, farmer; P.O. Minonk.
McClay, Rebecca , P. O. Minonk.
Minger, J. U., real estate; P. O. Minonk.
Muchow, Lena; P. O. Minonk.
McSparren. A., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Mooney. Jonas, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
McCONKEY, JONATHAN M., farmer; Sec. 13; P. O. Minonk; born in Washington Co., Va., Oct. 28, 1818, but removed to Illinois in childhood, with his parents, who settled in Edgar Co. in 1828. Made the overland trip to California in 1850, returning in 1855 to Marshall Co. Removed to his present home in the Spring of 1857. Owns 160 acres of land, valued at 89,000; married in 1844, to Miss Catharine Reeves; she was born in Athens Co., Ohio, Oct. 9,1823.- Six children-Mary W. (wife of James Wilson), Laura C. Clara; lost three-Frances, Cyrus W. and Charles W. Mr. McConkey's father, John S., served in the war of 1812, Black Hawk and Mexican wars.
METCALF, WILLIAM, farmer; Sec. 12 : P. O. Minonk; born in Northumberland. England. Aug. 30, 1817; came to this country in 1853. locating in Minonk Township, Woodford Co., on the farm where he now resides. Owns 80 acres of land, valued at $4.000; married in 1841 to Mary Arkle. She was born in England, in 1818; died in 1862. Eight children, four living- John, William J., Elizabeth (wife of Saml. R. Dawson), Thomas A. Lost three-Ann died in 1843. Margaret in 1854. Was again married, in 1866, to Sarah A. Martin; she was born in Ohio; died in 1875. One child- Annie.
MORRIS, GEORGE W. (Morris & Sipple, carpenters and builders); P. O. Minonk; born in Greene Co., Pa., Sept. 22, 1844, came to Ill. in 1860, locating at Tonica, La Salle Co.; removed to Wenona in 1863; enlisted in the 2d Ill. Cav. in 1864. mustered out Jan. 2, 1866, locating at Minonk, his present home, the same year; married in May, 1867, to Miss Margaret J. Bell; she was born in Marshall Co., Ill.; four children-Mazia M., Katie B., Minnie L. and Henrietta.    Mr. M. is a member of Minonk Lodge. No. 377, I. O. O. F.
McKEEVER, JNO.,prop. Delrnonico restaurant and hotel; P. O. Minonk; born in Perry Co., Ohio. Jan. 29,1848; removed to Ill. in early childhood, with his parents, who located in Marshall Co.; came to Minonk. his present home, in 1866; married in 1877, to Miss Fannie H.  Robinson; she  was  born in New Hampshire; one child-Annie F. McCune. Frank, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Meyer, H. G., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Melchert, F. Jr., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
McCoy, Alex., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Merdian,S. J., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Memmen, Christ, farmer; P. O.  Minonk.
May, Herman, fanner ; P. O.  Minonk.
Memmen, Jno. H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
McGrail, Jno., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
McGrail, Pat., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Morris, Richard, farmer ; P. O. Wood ford.
McNamara, M., farmer; P O. Minonk.
Muchow, Chas., baker; P. O.  Minonk.
Mosby, Julia; P. O. Minonk.
Miller, Horace; P. O. Minonk.
Miller, S. A., hardware: P. O. Minonk.
MCCARTY, MILBURN, M. D., physician and surgeon ; P. 0. Minonk; born in Lebanon, Marion Co.. Ky., June 5, 1828 ; removed to Ohio Co., Ky., in 1845, and three years later commenced the study of medicine with Dr. N. L. Lightfoot, of Whitesville; attended Louisville Medical College in 1851 ; spent five months at the Commercial Hospital of Cincinnati, Ohio; graduating at the American Medical College of that place" in 1856; in 1858, he attended lectures at the St. Louis Medical College; came to Illinois in Nov. 1852, locating at Wilborton, Fayette Co., and to his present home in 1871; the Doctor has been in the constant practice of his profession in the South and West, over twenty-five years; owns 800 acres of land valued at $8,000; married in 1853, to Miss Mary A., daughter of Judge Wilborton, of Fayette Co., Ill.; she was born in Ky.; six children, one living-John S.; lost five-Lenora, died May 1,1857; Pallen. March. 14, 1860; William W., July 12, 1863; Willis W., Sept. 12, 1864; Fannie R.. Dec. 19, 1876.
NEWTON, MRS. O. A., millinery; P. O. Minonk.
Nellinger, D.. grain dealer; P. O. Minonk.
Newton, G. R., dry goods : P. 0. Minonk.
NEWTON, REVILO (Goodrich & Newton), lumber; P. 0. Minonk; born in Tonica, La Salle Co., Ill., April 11, 1842. Removed to Guthrie, Iowa, in 18--, where he resided six years, locating at Minonk, his present home, in 1874. Has held the office of Justice of the Peace several terms; served as City Treasurer in 1875-6; is Mayor of the city and member of School Board; enlisted in the 88th Ill. Inf. in 1862. Married in 1866 to Miss Ada D. Anderson. She was born in Mason Co., Ky.; two children-Minnie A. and Florence. Mr Newton is a member of Rob Morris Lodge, No. 247, A. F. & A. M., and Minonk Lodse, No. 377, I. 0. 0. F.
NEWELL, MARTIN L., attorney; P. O. Minonk: born in Onondaga Co., N. Y., Aug. 12, 1840. Graduated at Courtland University, N. Y. in 1860. Admitted to the bar of the State of New York in 1862. Came to Illinois in 1866, locating at Minonk, his present home,  and  was admitted  to the  bar of this State the same year. Served as State's Attorney from 1872 to 1876. Married in 1863 to Miss Mary A. Beeman. She was born in Courtland Co., N. Y.; two children-Leland B. and Mason H. Mr. Newell is President of the present Board of Education.
O'CONNOR,   MATHEW,  teamster; P. O. Minonk.
Onken, Gird, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Ogle. J. C., dry soods mer.: P. O. Minonk.
Ogle, John: P O. Minonk.
O'Connell M., tombstones; P. O. Minonk.
Ockenga, Thos., farmer ; P. O. Minonk.
Ockenga, Pape, farmer: P. O. Minonk.
Onken, Bernard, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Onken, Onke, farmer: Minonk.
Oltman, A., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Onnen. Geo., laborer; P. O. Minonk.
POTTS, J. W., phys.; P. O. Minonk.
Palmer, A., phys.; P. O. Minonk.
Parker, Martin, lightning rod dealer; P. O. Minonk.
Patterson, T. N.; P. O. Minonk.
Parker, Jackson, manf. wind pumps; P.O. Minonk.
Perry, Jas. K., miller; P. O. Minonk.
Pickard, A.; P. O. Minonk.
Pickard, Geo., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Pickard, Jos., wagon mkr.; P. O. Minonk.
Pickard. Thos., blacksmith : P.O. Minonk.
Percy, P. G., clerk; P. O. Minonk.
PARKIN, THOMAS, farmer, Sec. 11 ; P. O. Minonk; born in Devonshire, England, April 6. 1847; came to this country in Jan.; 1870, locating in Woodford Co., Ill.; married in Feb., 1877, to Miss Nora A. Barrett; she was born in Ireland; one child-William Henry.
PREISINGER, FRED., (Preisinger & Gray) blacksmithing and wagon making; P. O. Minonk; born in Baden, Germany, Jan. 19, 1839; came to this country in 1853, locating in Ohio; removed to Peoria, Ill., in 1857. and two years later to Minonk, his present home; has been a member of the City Council since 1873: married in 1867, to Miss Katharina Kunz: she was born in Germany. Mr. P. is a member of Minonk Lodge No. 377. I. O. O. F.
PIELSTICK,   GEO.,  J., JR.,(Barnett & Pielstick), general stock of dry goods and groceries : P. O. Minonk.
POPE, BENJAMIN, meat market; P. O. Minonk; born in Huntingdonshire, England, Sept. 20, 1834; came to this country in 1856, locating in Evansville, Ind.; removed to Daviess Co., Ky., in 1859 ; came to Illinois in 1864, locating at Minonk, his present home; served as member of the City Council, in 1876; is one of the Commissioners of Highways; married July 27, 1865, Miss Mary E. Dobson; she was born in Marshall Co., Ill.; two children-Willie Omer and Henry Clay.
REED, JNO., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Riley, James, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Ruff, Thos., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Ryan, Michael, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Ryan, Daniel, farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Reints, E., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Rapp, Jacob, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Roll, Chas., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Rohman, Phillip, saloon; P. O. Minonk.
Rothfuss, Herman, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Ridge, James, farmer;   P. O. Minonk.
Richards, Thos., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
ROGERS, ALFRED, farmer; See. 4; P. O. Minonk; born in Belle Plain Township, Marshall Co., Ill., Dec. 25, 1842; removed to Bennington Township in 1869, and to his present home, Minonk Township, Woodford Co., in 1877; owns 220 acres of land, valued at $14,000 ; served as School Director one term in Marshall Co.
Riley, Catherine, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Reeder, T. B., P. O. Minonk.
Reeder, B., well borer; P. O. Minonk.
Rocho, J. F., mason; P. O. Minouk.
Rickets, J. J., teamster; P. O. Minonk.
Rowell, John, mason; P. O. Minonk.
Robinson, J. P., carpenter: P. O. Minonk.
Rogers, Elbridge, farmer: P. O. Woodford.
Reeder, W. R., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Roberts, Israel, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
SHIRK,   S.   A.,   nurseryman;   P.   O. Minonk.
Sullivan, T., laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Schmidt, J. M., grist mill; P. O. Benson.
Snow, G. W., engineer; P. O. Minonk.
Sanger, H. P., teamster, P. O. Minonk.
Saggerman, H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Saggerman, J., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Smith, P., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Stiebers, Fred., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Sturbens, Michael, saloon; P. O. Woodford.
Smith, John, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Smith, Herman, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Shea, Dennis, farmer; P. 0, Minonk.
Sickles, G. W., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Siefkes, Fred., saloon; P. O. Minonk.
Schaf, Joseph, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Simpson & Kidder, dry goods; P. O. Minonk.
Shields Thomas, far.; P. O. Minonk.
Stimbert, Jacob, wagon mkr.; P. O. Minonk.
Simons, S. H., blacksmith; P. O. Minonk.
SIMPKINS, GEO. W., farmer; Sec. 27; P. O. Minonk; was born in Washington County, Pa., August 15, 1837; came to Illinois in the Fall of 1856, locating in the city of Minonk; removed to his present home in 1877. Owns 160 acres of land valued at $55 per acre. Was a member of the City Council from 1871 to 1875; also served as Commissioner of Highways. He was married, in 1858, to Miss Mary A. Sutton; she was born in New York; have six children-Lewis L., Edward L., George B., Frank B., Charles H. and Perley May.
Schuttler & Schneider, dry goods; P. O. Minonk.
Schuttler, J. C., dry goods; P. O. Minonk.
Schroeder, Aug., shoemkr; P. O. Minonk.
Spencer, T. C., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Sangstor, J. E., clerk; P. O. Minonk.
Sparks, James, teamster;   P. O. Minonk.
Smith, Henry, livery; P. O. Minonk.
Stoddard, B. M., grn. dlr.; P. O. Minonk.
Schneider, Geo., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Shea, Michael, laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Schroder, John A., retired; P. O. Minonk.
SHREVE, SAMUEL, farmer; Sec. 18; P. O. Minonk: born in Venango County, Pa., Sept. 19, 1812; removed to Ohio in early childhood, with his parents, who returned to Pennsylvania in 1830; he came to Illinois in the Spring of 1866, locating on the farm where he now resides. He owns 160 acres of land, valued at $75 per acre. Married, Oct. 2. 1834, to Miss Sarah A. Fleming; she was born in Venango County, Pa., April 2, 1815; have had seven children, five living; Catharine A. (wife of Henry Lewis), Zibiah (wife of Alfren Moore), Louisa (wife of O. Stowell), Rachel M. (wife of N. H. Brown) and James T.; lost two-Andrew, died Oct. 29, 1838, and Sarah J., died May 14, 1861. Mrs. Shreve's mother, Ann Fleming, who now resides with her daughter, was born April 5, 1786, and is now in her ninety-third year.
Sauer, George A., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Sutton, Marshall, retired; P. O. Minonk.
Smith, O. M.;  P. O. Minonk.
Smith, H. J., clerk; P. O. Minonk.
Stolter, Casper, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Steinhocker, Joseph: P. O. Minonk.
Strickland, J. M., far.; P.   O.  Woodford.
Saltsman, Jacob, farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Schneider, John, cooper; P. O. Minonk.
Shepherd, Mrs. J. P.; P. O. Minonk.
Schoenhuth, A., minister; P. O. Minonk.
Sipple, M., carpenter; P. O. Minonk.
Spires George, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
SPIRES, RICHARD, farmer; Sec. 24; P. O. Minonk; born in Northamptonshire, England, Nov. 19. 1839; came to this country in the Spring of 1856, locating at Canton, Fulton Co., Ill.; removed to Minonk Township, Woodford Co., in Oct., 1856; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; served one term as Commissioner of Highways; has also held other minor offices; married in 1860, to Miss Martha M. Savage; she was born in Cambridgeshire, England; six children-Sylvester J., Thomas R., Frederick W., George, Herbert and Henry; Mr. S. is a member of Minonk Lodge, No. 377, I. O. O. F.
Shea, Garret, laborer; P. O. Minonk.
Shea, Anna; P. O. Minonk.
Srnythe, David, livery; P. O. Minonk.
Staples, James, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
SIMPSON, JAMES A. (Simpson & Kidder), dealer in general stock of dry goods and groceries; P.O. Minonk; born in Pickaway Co., Ohio, March 7, 1843; removed to Illinois in early childhood with his parents, who located in Fulton Co., in the Fall of 1848, and two years later, removed to Woodford Co.; Mr. S. came to Minonk in 1864, and engaged in mercantile business the following year; enlisted in Co. I, 47th Ill. Inf., in 1862; mustered out in Oct., 1864, at Springfield, Ill.; member Rob Morris Lodge, No. 247, A. F. & A. M.; married, Oct. 15, 1867, to Miss Mary E. Bell: she was born in Marshall Co., Ill., died Feb. 9, 1871; two children-Lena B. and John H.; was again married April 1,1873, to Mary B. Hudson; she was born in Marshall Co., Ill.; one child-Mary E.
SIMPSON, WOOLSEY C, attorney ; P. O. Minonk; born in Pickaway Co., Ohio, Nov. 3O. 1847; removed to Illinois in early childhood with his parents, who settled in Fulton Co. in 1848, and two years later removed to Woodford Co.; in 1871, he graduated at the Rochester University, at Rochester, N. Y., and located at Minonk, his present home, in 1872; commenced the study of law with M. L. Newell, in Sept. of that year, and was admitted to the Bar Jan. 9, 1874 ; has served as City Attorney since April, 1874.
SABIN, ROBERT W., attorney; P. O. Minonk; born in Knox Co., Ohio, Feb. 9, 1850; removed to Illinois in early childhood with his parents, who first settled in Woodford Co. in 1851, but soon after removed to McLean Co.; the subject of this sketch entered the well known law firm of Williams, Burr & Capen, of Bloomington, Ill., as a law student, and was admitted to the Bar in 1877 ; removed to Minonk, his present home, and commenced the practice of his profession; married in 1877 to Mary L. Carlock; she was born in McLean Co.
Thomas, Jesse, farmer;   P. O. Woodford.
Twehouse, Wm., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Tracy, Patrick, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Timmerman. D., farmer;  P. O. Minonk.
Taylor, R.; P. 6. Minonk.
Terwilliger, Mrs. M.; P. O. Minonk.
Thorn, Mrs. Israel; P. O. Minonk.
Troxel, E. J., clerk; P. O. Minonk.
Travers, Mrs. Mary; P. O. Minonk.
Taylor, T. J., carpenter; P. O. Minonk.
Thompson, Levi, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Tjardes, E, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Tobias,  Solomon, jeweler; P. O. Minonk.
Tobias Bros., jewelers ; P. O. Minonk.
Thorn, Geo. B., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Taylor, J. T.; P. O. Minonk.
Thomas. Jos., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
THOM, ANGUS S., farmer: Sec. 6; P.O. Minonk; born in Brown Co., O., Oct. 24, 1832; came to Illinois in the Fall of 1848, locating in Cazenovia Township, this county; removed to Minonk Township,   his present home, in the Spring of 1864; owns 220 acres of land, valued at $11,000; married, in 1862, to Miss Louisa E. Herrick; she was born in Louden Co., Va.; four children-Homer, Harry, Charles
TAYLOR Wm. J., livery and feed stable; p. O. Minonk; born in Stark Co., Ohio, Oct. 4, 1825, but removed to wayne Co. in early childhood, where he resided until 28 years of age.  Spent several years traveling in the Northwest prior to his settling near Danville, Ill., in 1860.  Removed to Minonk,  his present home, in 1864.  Served as a member of the City Council in 1876, and is a member of the present board.  Mr. Taylor is an importer and breeder of fine horses, having several very fine stallions at his stables.
Uden, Geo., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Ufken, John, P. O. Minonk.
Voss, H. J., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Van Lingan, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Van Nordheim, C., saloon; P. O. Minonk.
Vosberg, H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Van Pelt, Chas. J., agent of the Ill. Cent. R.R. Co.; P. O. Minonk; born in Highland Co., O., Feb 16, 1834. Came to Illinois in March 1858, locating at Bloomington.  Was first in the employ of the Ill. Cent. R.R. Co. at Normal in 1870, removing to Minonk, his present home, July 27, 174. Served as Collector two terms while a resident of McLean Co.  Married Jan. 23, 1861, at Franklin, St. Mary's Parish, La., to Miss Helen M., daughter of Capt. Isaac Trowbridge.  She was born in New Haven, Conn.  One child-I. Newman.
Von Nordheim, Edward H. W., general store; P. O. Minonk; born in East Friesland, Germany, Feb. 15, 1850; came to this country in 1868, locating on a farm in Minonk Township, this county; removed to the city of Minonk in 1873; married in 1870, to Miss Beke Schmidt; she was born in Germany; came to this country in 1854; four children-John N., Flora F., Margaret G. and Siefke U.
Work, Samuel, retire; P. O. Minonk
Wineteer, John, retired;  P. O. Minonk.
Worst, A., carp.; P. O. Minonk.
Woltzen, S. J., harness maker: P. O. Minonk.
Weichman, H. E., harness maker; P. O. Minonk
Walsh, John, dry goods and groceries; P. O. Minonk.
Welsh, P. H., mason; P. O. Minonk.
Weber, George W., drugs; P. O. Minonk.
Webber. C.E., hardware; P. O. Minonk.
WALLACE, WILLIAM, farmer; Sec. 28; P. O. Minonk: born in Brown Co., Ohio, Oct. 31, 1825. Removed to Indiana in early childhood, with his parents, who settled in Dearborn Co., that State. Mr. W. came to Illinois in the Fall of 1852, locating at Washington, Tazewell Co. Removed to his present home, Woodford Co., in 1865. Owns 160 acres of land, valued at 88,00O. Married, in 1850, to Miss Catherine Eversole. She was born in Dearborn Co., Ind., died Oct. 7, 187O. Five children - Alfred C.. Julius C., Charles M.. Mary A. and Lucy E.
Whitaker, C. H., grocer ; P. O. Minonk.
Wickler, J. C., carpenter ; P. O. Minonk.
Wolf, C., farmer:  P. O. Minonk.
Willms, H., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Welch, Richard, farmer:  P. O. Minonk.
WILSON, JOHN W., farmer; Sec. 27 , P. O. Minonk: born in Tazewell Co., Ill, Aug. 31, 1843. Removed to his present home in 1866. Owns 80 acres of land, valued at $3,60O. Married in March, 1S66, to Miss Virginia A. Kindis. She was born in Woodford Co., April 23, 1846. Three children, two living-Neoina J. and Marion P. Lost one-Iva E., died in 1875.
WILSON, JAMES, farmer; Sec. 12; P. O. Minonk; born in Jefferson Co., Ind., April 22, 1831 ; came to Ill. in June, 1856, locating in Bureau Co.; removed to Woodford Co. in March, 1864; owns 80 acres of land, valued at $4,500; has served as Commissioner of Highways six years and Justice of the Peace five years; married in Oct., 1872, to Miss Mary R. McConkey; she was born in Ill.; three children, two living- Bertha and Bessie: lost one, Jessie, died in 1875.
Walrich, Thos., farmer; P. 0, Minonk.
Wilson, Jas. A., farmer;  P. O. Minonk.
Warren, John, gr. and fl'r; P. O. Woodford.
Warner, Gr. W., farmer; P. O. Woodford.
Wubbens, Peter, fanner; P. O. Minonk.
Waterman. C. P., farmer; P. O. Minonk.
WILSON, HENRY W., farmer; Sec. 12; P. O. Minonk; born in Jefferson Co.. Ind., Dee. 29, 1835; removed to Ill. in the Spring of 1856. locating in Bureau; came to Minonk Tp., Woodford Co., in 1865; owns 80 acres of land, valued at $4,000; enlisted in the 86th Ill. Inf. in Aug., 1862, and served during the war; married in 1869, to Miss Jennie E. Woodburn; she was born in Ohio, June 3. 1846; died May 8, 1873: one child-Woodburn.
WYLIE, JOSEPH, farmer; Sec. 3; P. O. Minonk; born in Orleans Co.,Vt,, Aug. 24, 1834; came to Illinois in the Fall of 1855, locating in Minonk Township; owns 280 acres of land, valued at $12,000; married, in 1875, to Miss Jane A. Jordan; she was born in Canada, and died Dec. 8. 1877. Mr. Wylie enlisted in the 47th I. V. I., Sept. 4, 1861, and was mustered out in Oct., 1864.
WILCOX, EDWARD A., physician and surgeon; P. O. Minonk; born in Erie Co., Pa., Sept. 8, 1830; removed to Ohio in early childhood, with his parents, who, after a short stay in that State, located at Lacon. Marshall Co.. Ill., in the Fall of 1838. The subject of this sketch commenced the study of medicine in 1853, graduating at Rush Medical College, Chicago, in the Spring of 1857; came to Minonk, his present home, in the Fall of 1858; owns 500 acres of land in Illinois, and 1,000 acres in Nebraska, valued at $32,000; served as Mayor of the City of Minonk in 1869-70; in 1872, he was elected to the State Senate from the Twentieth District; was Chairman of the Committee on State Charitable Institutions, and was instrumental in bringing about a revision of the laws relative to the same; also, served on other important committees; married, in 1857, to Miss Carrie Mathis; she was born in Ohio, and died March 11, 1877: seven children-S. Elsa. C. Edmona, Alfred R.. Fred W., Frank T., Hattie D., Mattie E.
WARREN, GEO. S., dealer in grain; P. O. Minonk; born in Devonshire, England, July 10, 1838 ; came to this country in early childhood, with his parents, who located at Metamora, this county, in 1842; owns 480 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; married, July. 1866. to Miss Hattie McClay; she was born in Washington, Tazewell Co., Ill.: two children-George E. and Frank E.
WYLIE, SAMUEL (Brown & Wylie. dealers in Grain); P. O. Minonk; born in Orleans Co., Vt., Nov. 9, 1823 ; removed to Illinois in June, 1846, locating at Metamora, Woodford County; came to Minonk, his present home, in 1861: owns 640 acres of land, valued at 830,000; married in 1861, to Catharine Davison; she was born in Orleans County, Vt.
WEBBER, J. DWIGHT (Webber Bros. & Miller), hardware; P. O. Minonk; born in Green Co., N. Y., April 19, 1826; came to Ill. in 1865, stopping at Rutland, La Salle Co.. and locating at Minonk, his present home, the following year : owns 160 acres of land, valued at $8,000; served as a member of the City Council in 1868; elected to the State Legislature in 1872, serving on Banking and Penitentiary Committees during that session ; married in 1S56, to Miss Jennie Try on: she was born in Greene County, N. Y.; one child by this union-Henry T.
Whitfield. W., sexton : P. O. Minonk.
ZINK, Jno. K., farmer: P. O. Minonk.
Zink, Henry, farmer; P. O. Minonk.
Zink. Geo., farmer: P. O. Minonk.


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