Biography - Israel Fogleman

Israel FOGLEMAN, deceased. Melchoir FOGLEMAN was born in Cabarrus County, N. C., in 1779, and was educated in both English and German, afterward learning the trade of blacksmith. March 4, 1811, he was married to Elizabeth MEISENHEIMER, and, on the 17th day of June, 1812, a son was born to them, he being our subject, Israel FOGLEMAN, who was baptized March 4, 1813. In the autumn of 1813, Melchoir and family set out for the West, first landing in Indiana, but, not being satisfied with the country, removed to Illinois, reaching the vicinity of what is now Walshville on the 6th of June, 1818, and for several months, the family, consisting of father, mother, the son and two daughters, subsisted chiefly on venison and honey, of which there was an abundance; Melchoir afterward (about 1820) removed to the West Fork, where he lived till 1824, then he moved to the Clear Spring Branch and built the grist-mill known as the old "Pepper Mill". They had two sons and one daughter born in Montgomery County, in addition to the children born before arriving there. Melchoir died February 10, 1827, and his widow remained at the mill. In 1832, Israel bought out James PARRISH, and commenced improving a farm near where Litchfield now is, building a house and removing his mother and the children into it in 1841. He enlisted in the Black Hawk war in 1832, being Sergeant in Capt. BOONE's company. Receiving a land warrant for services in the war, he entered another eighty acres, to which he added until he had 350 acres of land. In November, 1838, he married Miss Jane, daughter of Philip and Anna (KINCAID) CORLEW, who was born January 27, 1821. Mr. FOGLEMAN had borne all the vicissitudes of pioneer life, and was a man highly respected and trusted. It is said that he acted more frequently as administrator and executor of estates and guardian for minors than any other man in the county; he served as Commissioner, Justice of the Peace and School Treasurer; was a Democrat, and cast his first Presidential vote for "Old Hickory". He died June 17, 1876. He was the father of fourteen children, but six of whom are now living; of those dead, two died in infancy and three grew to maturity; those living are Amanda E., wife of William R. BLACKWELDER; John W., merchant in Miller County, Mo.; Sarah L, wife of W. Frank RAINEY, of Montgomery County; Alida M., Joel M. and William D. are at home.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 140-141.

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