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Source: 
History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois
Illustrated
Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
Lakeside Building
1883

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Dolson Twp. -
ALBERT C. HAMMOND, farmer, P. O. Martinsville; born in Dolson Township Sept. 17, 1857, son of Clark H. and Roxanna (Hammond) Hammond.  The father was born in Rutland County, Vt., Apr. 21, 1829, a son of Alanson P. and Sally (Tarbel) Hammond; he, born September 23, 1802, in Vermont, and died July 7, 1846; she was also a native of Vermont, born Feb. 22, 1804, and died Jan. 25, 1842.  The mother of our subject was born May 25, 1834, a daughter of Lyman C. and Jane Augusta (Dauley) Hammond.  The parents of our subject were blessed with seven children, four of whom are living, our subject being the eldest of the family.  The others are Clara A., George A. and Francis H.  Our subject received a good education in the schools of Clark County, and he started in life as a farmer, and he has always given his attention to farming pursuits.  He was married Sept. 3, 1882, in this county, to Martha Jane Hurst, born Feb. 23, 1860, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Boyer) Hurst.  Our subject runs part of his father's property, his father owning 1,679 acres of land, all of which lies in Dolson Township, with the exception of 431 acres, which is situated in the adjoining township of Parker.  In politics, our subject is a Democrat.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 211
Casey Twp. -
C. A. HARTWELL

Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 86

Anderson Twp. -
JOHN HOLLER, farmer, P. O. Marshall, born Feb. 6, 1828, in Wurtemberg, Germany.  He is a grandson of Jacob Holler, born and died in Germany; he was a shoe-maker by occupation.  His son, John Holler, Sr., was born 1800, in Germany, he died 1868, in this county.  He served six yeas in the German Army; he was married there to Anna Mary Mack, born 1800; she died 1855; she was the mother of five children, viz., Jacob, Henry, Katharin, Mary and John, our subject, who came to the United States with his parents in 1829, living several years in Little York, Penn., about eight years in Marion County, Ohio, and in 1841 he came to this county, where he was joined in matrimony, Nov. 1, 1855, to Dartha Strohm, born June 25, 1830, in Alsace, Germany, daughter of George J. and Margaret E. (Spitler) StrohmMrs. Holler is the mother of eight children now living - Emma, born Feb. 29, 1860; Lizzie, born Nov. 7, 1862; Anna D., born Sept. 9, 1864; Barbara E., born Feb. 23, 1866; John A., born Jan. 19, 1868; Katy, born Apr. 15, 1870; Rosetta, born Jan. 5, 1872; Flora U., born July 5, 1874.  Mr. and Mrs. Holler are members of the Evangelical Church.  He has a farm of 155 acres, with good buildings; has been School Director.  Mr. Holler is a Democrat.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 217
Auburn Twp. -
ALLEN HURST, farmer, P. O. Auburn, son of Nicholas and Harriet Hurst, was born Nov. 25, 1852, in Clark Co., Ill., and received the elements of an English education in the common schools of Auburn Township.  He was married Jan. 23, 1873, in Dolson Township, to Miss Nancy Johnson, daughter of Abram and Mary Johnson.  She was born in Dolson Township July 21, 1855.  Mr. A. Hurst is one of the most reliable men in the county, and is held in high esteem for his upright walk and temperate habits.  He has a farm of eighty acres of land in Auburn Township, and for several years has served the township as Constable.  His family consists of three children, viz.:  John Hurst, born Aug. 5, 1876; Nicholas, born Apr, 1878; Harriet, born Feb. 4, 1882.  Nicholas Hurst, father of Allen, was born in Kentucky Feb. 23, 1818.  He came to this State in 1832, and lived for a short time in Edgar County, from where he came to this county.  He is a man in whom has been placed a vast degree of public trust, having filled the offices of Associate Judge, County Sheriff and two terms as County Treasurer.  For the past twenty years, he has been in the office of Justice of the Peace; has been three times married, in each case raising a family.  His first wife was Harriet Craig, who died Apr. 4, 1856.  The second wife was Sarah J. Rains, who died Oct. 1, 1864.  Present wife of Nancy Harner, to whom he was married Apr. 1, 1867.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page

 

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