Biography - Joel Fogleman

Joel M. FOGLEMAN was born April 7, 1826; is a son of Melchoir and Elizabeth (MEISENHEIMER) FOGLEMAN. He lived with his mother near the old mill till he was fifteen years of age, and attended school in the old Clear Springs Baptist Church. In 1841, his mother, with her family, moved to what is now North Litchfield, and settled near her eldest son, Israel FOGLEMAN. Joel M. worked and improved his present place a quarter of School Section 16, which had been purchased for him about the year 1843, till 1846, when he enlisted in Company C, Third Illinois Infantry, under Col. FORMAN and Gen. SHIELDS, and served in the Mexican war from June to November, but was taken sick and sent home from Matamoras, Mexico. He married, December 30, 1847, Nancy Jane CRABTREE, born in Edwards County, Ill., daughter of John CRABTREE, a native of Kentucky and an old Revolutionary soldier, who died about 1837, and who had twenty-two children, Mrs. FOGLEMAN being the twentieth child. Mr. and Mrs. FOGLEMAN are the parents of seven children, of whom two daughters died; those living are Henrietta, now Mrs. David A. BLACKWELDER; Eliza, now Mrs. Charles ROSE, of Montgomery County; John F.; Lizzie, now Mrs. Milton C. ASH; and William J. Mr. FOGLEMAN moved to his present place in 1848, having built a frame house, which is still standing, at the rear of his present residence; he has ever since remained on the same place, which is all under cultivation. His mother, who was born February 4, 1788, died April 27, 1850; her children are Israel, born June 17, 1812; Sarah, now Mrs. Dillard DUFF; Catharine, now Mrs. George FOREHAND; John, living in South Litchfield; Peter, died in infancy; Mary A., died in 1857; and Joel M. our subject. Mr. FOGLEMAN is a Democrat; he and his wife are members of the United Baptist Church.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 141-142.

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