Carroll County Plat Book 1908
Patrons Reference Directory
Contributed by Alice Horner

Explanation: The date following a name indicates the length of time the party has been a resident of the county. The abbreviations are as follows: S. for Section; T. for Township; P. O. for Post-office address. When no Section Number or Township is given, it will be understood that the party resides within the limits of the village or city named, and, in such cases, the post-office address is the same as the place of residence, unless otherwise stated.


Surnames A - D
Acker, John       Wines, Liquor and Cigars, Savanna.
 
Adams, A. B.     County Clerk, Mount Carroll.
 
Adams, S. B.    Farmer, S. 29, T. Woodland, P. O. Savanna. 
Mr. Adams was born in Carroll County in 1853. 
He is married to Martha Adams.
 
Adams, S. J.    Farmer, S. 30, T. Woodland, P. O. Savanna. 
Mr. Adams was born in Carroll County in 1848. 
He has served as school director. 
He is married to Agnes Espie. 
Mr. and Mrs. Adams are the parents of three children.
 
Alexander, C. H.    Farmer, S. 23, T. York, P. O. Thomson. 
Mr. Alexander was born in Illinois in 1852, 
and in 1856 settled in Carroll County. 
He has served as school director for years. 
He is married to Minnie Livingston.
 
Allanson, Ed.    Meat Market, Mount Carroll.
 
Allen, Fred      Farmer, S. 12, T. Wysox, P. O. Milledgeville. 
Mr. Allen was born in England in 1860, 
and in 1895 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. 
He is married to Emily Hodge. 
Mr. and Mrs. Allen are the parents of five children.
 
Antle, Rev. F. J.     Pastor, St. Johns Church, Savanna.
 
Apel, Ernst       Proprietor of Summer Resort, S. 34, T. Savanna. 
P. O. Savanna. Mr. Apel was born in Germany in 1885, and 
in 1907 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. 
He is the proprietor of a fine summer resort, 
which is noted for the excellency of the board. 
There is plenty of good fishing and good 
boats for the accommodation of patrons. 
Mr. Apel has served as an officer in the German Army.
 
Arnold, A. A.     Hotel, Savanna. Mr. Arnold was born in Iowa in 1877, 
and in 1906 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. 
He is married to Christie Dalacker.

 

Asay, Guy T.  (and Son)   

Farmer, S. 16, T. Salem, P. O. Mount Carroll. 

Mr. Asay was born in Carroll County in 1872. 

He is married to Lydia Rinedollar. 

Mr. and Mrs. Asay are the parents of three children.








Ashby, C. L. (And Son)
Livery and Sale Stable, Mount Carroll
Bahwell, T. J. Chief of the Fire Department, Savanna. Bailey, E. P. Farmer, S. 14., T. York, P. O. Thomson. Mr. Bailey was born in Illinois in 1864. Baker, Thomas A. Farmer, S. 23-25-26, T. York, P. O. Thomson. Mr. Baker was born in West Virginia in 1856 and in 1904 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Adelia Douglas. Bartsch, Frank Farmer, S. 25, T. Mount Carroll, P. O. Mount Carroll. Mr. Bartsch was born in Germany in 1854 and in 1870 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Josephia Bartsch. Bast, Henry Farmer and Breeder of Hereford Cattle, S. 33., T. Salem, P. O. Mount Carroll. Mr. Bast was born in Germany in 1852 and in 1862 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He has served as Road Commissioner and School Director. He is married to Mary Rath. Beck, C. M. Marshall of the Village of Thomson, Thomson. Mr. Beck was born in New York City in 1856 and in 1865 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Blancke Hockett. Beck, Geo. J. Farmer, S. 11, T. Rock Creek, P. O. Lanark. Mr. Beck was born in Carroll County in 1863. He is married to Pauline Saltzer. Becker, C. A. Farmer, S. 16, T. Fair Haven, P. O. Chadwick. Mr. Becker was born in Canada in 1865, and in 1884 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He holds the office of School Director of District No. 85. He is married to Carrie J. Dial.
Bell, Walter
Supervisor of Wysox Township
Milledgeville
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Bender, J. A. Merchant, Tailor, Mount Carroll. Bennett, P. J. Farmer, S. 7-12, T. York, P. O. Savanna. Mr. Bennett was born in New York in 1852 and in 1892 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Maggie Livingston. Bennett, R. D. Retired Merchant, Thomson. Mr. Bennett was born in Illinois in 1862. He has served as Village Trustee for several years. He is married, and is quite prominent in local affairs. Bent, W. G. Proprietor, of Board and Livery Stable, and Buyer and Shipper of Poultry, Milledgeville. Mr. Bent was born in New York in 1839, and in 1865 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is a veteran of the civil war. He is married to Minnie Favewell.
Benz, Anna
Farmer, S. 2, T. York, P. O. Thomson.
Mrs. Benz was born in Switzerland in 1863
and in 1882 settled in Carroll County, Illinois
Bird, W. A. General Merchandise, Hickory Grove. S. 21, T. Mount Carroll, P. O. Mount Carroll Mr. Bird was born in Wisconsin in 1865 and in 1886 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He has held the office of Postmaster for many years. He is married to Edith M. Bashaw. Bitter, John Farmer, S. 30, T. Elkhorn Grove, P. O. Milledgeville. Mr. Bitter was born in Germany in 1866 and in 1903 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Lena Kirkin. Mr. and Mrs. Bitter are the parents of four daughters. Blaugh, J. T. Carpenter, Mount Carroll. Mr. Blaugh was born in Ohio in 1862, and in 1887 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Clara D. Galpin. Boerner, Valentine Circuit Clerk, Mount Carroll. Bohmaker, John Farmer, S. 10, T. Washington, P. O. Savanna. Mr. Bohmaker was born in Germany in 1848, and in 1877 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He has served as school director of district No. 2 for six years. He is married, and is prominent of matters of local interest. Boothby, Martin S. Farmer and Breeder of Registered Short Horn Cattle, S. 14, T. Savanna, P. O. Savanna. Bort, Fred Farmer, S. 36, T. Wysox, P. O. Milledgeville. Mr. Bort was born in Germany in 1867, and in 1902 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Carrie Dingenger. Mr. and Mrs. Bort are the parents of three children. Bower, Adam Farmer, S. 27, T. Mount Carroll, P. O. Mount Carroll. Mr. Bower was born in Germany in 1867, and in 1882 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Katie Waidman. (Transcriber’s Note: Waidman was a typo, and should have been spelled Weidman.) Boyd, Andrew Farmer, S. 16, T. Woodland, P. O. Mount Carroll. Mr. Boyd was born in Ireland in 1847, and in 1866 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Agnes Carson. Boyle, B. E. Editor, “Shannon Reporter,” Shannon. Brearton, J. L. Attorney, Savanna. Brinker, F. H. Saloon, Savanna. Brown, George D. Sash, Door and Blind Factory, Savanna. Browning, Louis E. Farmer, S. 34, T. Freedom, P. O. Lanark. Mr. Browning was born in Illinois in 1865, and in 1870 settled in Carroll County. He has served as school director. He is married to Gertrude Mark. Two children bless this union. Buckley & Nipe Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Savanna. Buffington, C. G. Building Contractor, Lanark. Bush, A. D. Farmer, Stockraiser and Breeder of Thoroughbred Stock, S. 26, T. York, P. O. Mount Carroll. Mr. Bush was born in Illinois in 1863. He holds the office of school director. He is married to Laura M. Griswold. Byars, John Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 12, T. Washington, P. O. Savanna. Mr. Byars was born in Illinois in1851. He has served as school director for twenty years, and has held the office of Township Clerk for 14 years. He is married to Bell Bryans. Byers Brothers Livery, Feed and Sale Stables, Shannon. Campbell, John Insurance, Savanna. Mr. Campbell was born in Ireland in 1875, and in 1906 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. Campbell, John W. Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 24, T. Washington, P. O. Savanna. Mr. Campbell was born in Illinois in 1876. He is married to Jennie Gillespie. Carley, Fred. S. Music Dealer, Mount Carroll.
Carnegie Library
Carroll County Bank General Banking, Mount Carroll. Carroll County, Illinois. Board Members: C. Adam Hoerz, Savanna; J. Hay, Mount Carroll; John H. Keltner, Lanark; Richard A. Kersey, Shannon; Wm. H. Barron, Shannon; Joseph A. Warner, Lanark; W. J. Lamoreaux, Lanark; Guy T. Asay, Mount Carroll; Wm. F. Snook, Mount Carroll; M. C. Radke, Savanna; S. J. Holland, Thomson; A. A. Strauch, Chadwick; Walter Bell, Milledgeville; Harry L. Reynolds, Polo.
Carroll County Courthouse
County Officers: John D. Turnbaugh, County Judge; F. J. Stransky, States Attorney; A. B. Adams, County Clerk; Valentine Boerner, Circuit Clerk; Wallace F. Williams, Sheriff; David B. Doty, Treasurer; John Hay, Superintendent of Schools; H. C. Hunter, County Surveyor; Chas. E. Stuart, Master in Chancery; J. B. Schreiter, Coroner; D. C. Smith, Public Guardian; D. Alleman, Public Administrator; Theodore Bundy, Superintendent of County Farm. Board of Review: William J. Hay, Woodland; W. H. Barron, Shannon; N. H. Halderman, Mount Carroll. David B. Doty, Supervisor of Assessments. Casselberry, W. N. Farmer, S. 28, T. Mount Carroll, P. O. Savanna. Mr. Casselberry was born in Carroll County in 1859. He has served as School Director. He is married to C. E. Merchant. Cheeseman, G. W. Farmer, S. 27, T. Wycox, P. O. Milledgeville. Mr. Cheeseman was born in Carroll County in 1858. He is married to Della A. Millard. Mr. and Mrs. Cheeseman are the parents of three children. Chisholm, R. Farmer, Lanark. Chrisman, Lewis Abstracts, Real Estate and Insurance, Mount Carroll. Clay, Dr. W. E. Physician and Surgeon, Mount Carroll. Cole, John Farmer, S. 18, T. York, P. O. Thomson. Mr. Cole was born in Vermont in 1831, and in 1849 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He has held the office of assessor for many years. He is married to Susan Taylor. Commercial State Bank C. K. Miles, Cashier. General Banking, Savanna. Crabtree, Howard E. Farmer, S. 30, T. Shannon, P. O. Shannon. Mr. Crabtree was born in Carroll County in 1861. He has served as school director. He is married to Bertha Voss. Mr. and Mrs. Crabtree are the parents of five children. Mr. Crabtree is proprietor of Evergreen Farm. Dale, George Farmer, S. 24, T. Mount Carroll, P. O. Mount Carroll. Mr. Dale was born in Pennsylvania in 1854, and in 1877 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Katie Roush. Dambman, H. Farmer, S. 13, T. Fair Haven, P. O. Chadwick. Mr. Dambman was born in Illinois in 1873. He holds the office of school director. Davis, Christ Farmer, S. 20, T. Salem, P. O. Mount Carroll. Mr. Davis was born in Pennsylvania in 1840, and in 1852 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He has served as collector. He is married to Mary J. Zuck.
Davis, Willima S.
Farmer, S. 18, T. Woodland, P. O. Mount Carroll
Mr. Davis was born in Pennsylvania in 1844,
and in 1857 settled in Carroll County, Illinois
He is married to Catherine Wolf
They are the parents of three children.
Dean, John Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 34, T. Washington, P. O. Savanna. Mr. Dean was born in Scotland in 1852, and in 1870 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He has served as school director and holds the office of commissioner. He is married to Eliza Jane Paisley. Deer, J. M. Dairyman, S. 8, T. Rock Creek, P. O. Lanark. Mr. Deer was born in Maryland in 1856 and in 1876 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He has served as school director. He is married to Emma Snell. Deets, C. H. Farmer, S. 27, T. Wycox, P. O. Milledgeville. Mr. Deets was born in Illinois in 1865, and in 1888 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Frances Ulmer. Mr. and Mrs. Deets are the parents of four children. Dietrick, John Farmer, S. 31, T. Freedom, P. O. Mount Carroll. Mr. Dietrick was born in Carroll County in 1850. He has served as Assessor, Town Clerk, School Director and Constable. He is married to Theresia Miller. Dial, R. Livery, Chadwick. Mr. Dial was born in Illinois in 1878. He is married to Clara Miller.
E.C. Dick, Attorney in Lanark
Diehl, Chas. W. Farmer, S. 3, T. Rock Creek, P. O. Lanark. Mr. Diehl was born in Carroll County in 1875. He has served as Pathmaster. He is married to Lydia I. Downs. Diehl, Henry Farmer, S. 25, T. Rock Creek, P. O. Lanark. Mr. Diehl was born in Carroll County in 1886. Dimon, W. J. Farmer, S. 19, T. Rock Creek, P. O. Lanark. Mr. Dimon was born in Pennsylvania in 1834, and in 1856 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He has served as School Trustee and Commissioner. He is married to Mary J. Wooden. (Wooden is misspelled; it is Woodin.) Mr. and Mrs. Dimon are the parents of three children. Doffenbarger, Geo. Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Mount Carroll. Donnelly, James B. Farmer and Breeder of Hereford Cattle, S. 20, T. Wysox, P. O. Milledgeville. Mr. Donnelly was born in Pennsylvania in 1856, and in 1880 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He is married to Anna Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly are the parents of five children. Downing, H. L. Farmer, S. 14, T. Mount Carroll, P. O. Mount Carroll. Mr. Downing was born in Carroll County in 1844. He has served as School Director and Pathmaster. He is married to Ellen Preston, whose family settled in Carroll County in 1836. Dunshee, Robert Farmer, S. 16-19-20-21-29, T. York, P. O. Thomson. Mr. Dunshee was born in Vermont in 1831, and in 1851 settled in Carroll County, Illinois. He has served as Trustee for several years. He is married to Sadie Knapp.

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