JOSEPH P. JANES, living on section 14, Money Creek Township, is a farmer
by calling, and successful in the prosecution of his labors. John S. Janes and his wife, Sarah (Dunkle) Janes,
parents of our subject, were natives of Virginia. They moved to Fayette County, Ohio, after their marriage and
were there resident until the fall of 1851, when they came here and made their home in Money Creek Township. The
father died in Indiana, Feb. 20, 1854, while there on business, and his remains were brought back and interred
at Lexington, this county. His wife survived him until Feb. 13, 1887, dying in Money Creek Township. They had eight
children Peter H., Martha, Laura, Jacinta, Joseph P., Elizabeth, Lorena and Barbara E.
Joseph P. Janes was born in Fayette County, Ohio, Oct. 28, 1844, and was seven years old when his parents came to this county, and has made Money Creek Township his home since that time. He knows no other calling than that of farming, having followed that vocation all his life, and at present is the owner of 180 acres of valuable land, located as stated. Mr. Janes was married to Miss Jennie Arbogast, a native of Virginia, who departed this life in Money Creek Township, and July 8, 1875, at Bloomington, our subject formed a second matrimonial alliance, Miss Charlotte Foster being the other contracting party. She is the daughter of Harrison and Ann (Chance) Foster, the former a native of Kentucky. Her parents came to this county in 1851, and settled in Gridley Township, where they lived happily together as man and wife until 1872, the date of the demise of the mother. Seven children were born of their union, five daughters and two sons, and Mrs. Janes was the third in order of birth. She first saw light in Wapello County, Iowa, June 23, 1855, and her union with our subject has been blest by the birth of one child Allie. Mr. Janes has held the office of School Director and Overseer of Highways, and in politics is a stanch Republican. Mrs. Janes holds fellowship with the United Brethren Church.
Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 681. Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards