Bureau County IL Biographies - P

Abraham Lincoln Piper

Abraham L. Piper, a prominent representative of the agricultural interests of Bureau county, is residing in Ohio township. He was born in this county, January 6, 1866, and is a son of H. H. and Amanda (McWilliams) Piper, mention of whom is made on another page of this volume. Abraham was the fourth in a family of nine children, and was reared in the usual manner of farm lads, early becoming familiar with the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist, for he assisted in the work of plowing, planting and harvesting as the years went by. He has always carred on farming as a life work and now owns one hundred and sixty acres of very arable and productive land in Ohio township, which is divided into fields of convenient size by well kept fences and thereon are annually gathered good crops of corn, oats and hay. He likewase raises considerable live stock. He has lived upon this place for ten years and is one of the leading agriculturists of this part of the state. He is also one of the heirs to the vast estate of his father, Hiram H. Piper, and as such is numbered among the wealthier representatives of agricultural interest in Bureau county. - Taken from the Past and Present of Bureau County, 1906, page 300-301, Biography of Abraham Piper

Hiram Harding Piper

Farmer and large land-holder and carried on farming extensively, owning two thousand and sixty-five acres of land. His farm at home, which he cultivates, contains three hundread and twenty acres of this and the remainder is rented to tenants. It is located in different townships, some in Berlin, and some in Hall and Selby. The land being valuable affords a large income from the rents, and is constantly increasing in value. He has rendered me important assistance in collecting genealogies for this book. - Taken From the Genealogy of Elisha Piper of Parsonfield, ME. by Horace Piper, A.M. 1889

Hiram H. Piper arrived in Bureau county in 1836, and has since lived within its borders, taking a prominent part in shaping its agricultural development. He is now one of the venerable citizens of the county, and well deserves mention in this volume as a pioneer who has aided in subjugating the wilderness and extending the frontier. - Taken from the Past and Present of Bureau County, 1906, Page 949, Biography of Albert Piper

Perry H. Piper

His father, Perry H. Piper, was born in Warren county, Ohio, August 8, 1818, and became a resident of Bureau county in 1837 during the pioneer epoch in its history. This was only five years after the close of the Black Hawk war and there were many traces of Indain resident in this part of the state .... He married Harriet Savage, who was born in Jacksonville, Illinois in 1827, and their family inclued Warren T. Piper of this review. - Taken from the Past and Present of Bureau County, 1906, Page 427-428, Biography of Warren T. Piper

Alexander Paden

Alexander and Mary (Ramsburg) Paden, were for many years residents of Ohio township, Bureau county, where the father (Alexander) engaged in farming. He died in 1887, at the age of eighty-two years, and his wife, who was a daughter of Christian Ramsburg, died in Ohio township, and their remains were interred in the Union cemetery. Mrs. Inks was the fifth in order of birth in their family of eleven children, the others being Mary C., widow of G. W. Black, and residing on a farm in her son William; Josiah, a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska; Ann M., who married James W. Havens, and lives at Fremont, Ohio; Sophia, deceased; Alexander, deceased; James L., a resident of Nebraska; Sarah J., deceased, wife of Robert Gardner; Adaline V., wife of Enos Hansel of Walnut, Bureau county; Asa A., and John, a resident of Ohio.

[The Biographical record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois., Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1896, Pages 63-64 , Biography of Mrs. S. R. Inks - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]