Biography - Joseph Dollar

Joseph F. DOLLAR, Litchfield, was born in Baden, Germany, in the town of Portsheim, in December, 1853, and came to the United States when eighteen months old, with his parents, who settled in Marion County, Ohio, on a farm, where he lived until 1865, in which year he moved to Terre Haute, Ind., where he began the blacksmith's trade at the age of eighteen years, with Ceith & Hagar, car-builders, serving three years’ apprenticeship, and continuing with them seven years as journeyman. He spent the next eighteen months in the M., K. & T. R. R. shops at Parsons, Kan.; the following year he spent in farming. He returned to Terre Haute and worked for Ceith & Hagar three months, at the expiration of which period he came to Litchfield, Ill., and worked in the shops about eighteen months. In the fall of 1880, he was made foreman of the blacksmith department, of which he has had charge ever since; in busy seasons, it employs thirty-five hands. In 1870, at Terre Haute, Ind., he married Miss Susannah M. GARNER, who died on August 9, 1871, leaving one daughter. In the fall of 1872, he married Miss Martha J. MULLIGAN, of Terre Haute; of this marriage, there are three children.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 138-139.

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