Biography - Alfred Sawyer

Alfred A. K. SAWYER, dry goods and farming, Hillsboro, was born in Boston August 8, 1832, and came to Illinois in 1840. His father, Amos SAWYER, a native of Ireland, had four children, two boys and tow girls, our subject being the eldest, who was educated partly in Hillsboro and partly in St. Louis, and began life farming, after which he traveled awhile, clerking on steamboats and on levee; was also in business in Chicago about two years; has been in the dry goods trade and farming in Montgomery for about sixteen years; he owns a fine farm of 250 acres; has one residence with thirteen acres attached, and another on Main street; has a fine trade, usually employing from three to five clerks. In 1860, in Hillsboro, he married Ella BREMER, a native of Kentucky, whose father was a North Carolinian, and her mother a Virginia woman; he is living in Hillsboro, but his wife is dead. Mr. SAWYER has had five children born to him - Amos, Edgar, Hubert, Augustus and Ella; one son, William, is dead. Is a Methodist, and a member of the Masonic and Granger fraternities; has also filled the position of Justice of the Peace.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 119.

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