Biography - Loron Case

LORON CASE. The name that heads this sketch is that of one of the early settlers of this vicinity, whose entire life in this county has been such as to win him the respect and esteem of all who are favored with his acquaintance. Coming here when the country was wild and unsettled, he has borne his part in the development of the land and assisted in bringing it to its present high rank among the counties of this choice section.

Our subject was born in Washington County, N. Y., April 6, 1833, and his parents, Naoman and Mary (Foster) Case, were natives of the Empire State also. The paternal grandfather is said to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War and fought for independence. When about five years of age, our subject came with his parents to the Buckeye State. They settled in Northwestern Ohio and there Loron Case remained until about fifteen years of age, when he started out to fight life's battles for himself. He first went to Wisconsin, where he found employment on a farm and received as compensation $9 per month. He was thus engaged for about two years, when the rich soil of the Prairie State caused him to settle within its borders. He first located in Greene County, but remained there a short time only, when he came to Montgomery County, and almost his first employment was assisting in setting out the first hedge fence, Bois D 'Arc hedge, for L. H. Thomas and also for S. R. Thomas.

On the 22d of February, 1863, our subject was united in marriage with Miss Mary J. Sterling, a native of Ohio, who came with her parents to Illinois when she was a small girl, and has since been a resident of this State. To Mr. and Mrs. Case have been born nine children, seven of whom are living and are as follows: Maria, wife of Joseph Deatherage; Ella, wife of John Clouse; Anna, Clara, Elbert, Otis and Cora.

About 1865, Mr. Case and family settled in Bois D'Arc Township, and they have made their home here ever since. He owns a fine piece of land, and all his farming operations are conducted in a manner reflecting much credit upon his management. Thorough-going and progressive, he has accumulated all his property by his own exertions and can now enjoy the fruits of his labor. He has held a number of township offices and at the present time is Highway Commissioner, and for many years has served as School Director. He has always been a public-spirited citizen and is a patron of education and all worthy enterprises. He is alive to the interests of the county, is willing to do his part in forwarding all enterprises for the public good, and is an important factor of Montgomery County.

Mr. Case is now very comfortably off and his honesty and liberality in all things have won him a host of friends. In the public offices he has held, he has discharged the duties of the same in a manner above criticism, and with a thoroughness highly creditable to all concerned. In politics, he adheres to the principles of the Democratic party and has advocated the principles of the same up to date. During his residence in this county, Mr. Case has seen almost incredible changes for improvement, and where was once a vast wilderness of woods now can be seen finely cultivated farms and comfortable homes.

Extracted 29 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, pages 123-124.

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