Biography - J Spangler

J. P. SPANGLER, saddler, Hillsboro, was born in Pennsylvania April 8, 1846; father was George SPANGLER; he was also a native of Pennsylvania; was a blacksmith by trade, but, in after life, followed the vocation of farming; he died in Pennsylvania about 1852; mother's name was Nancy MYERS; she was also a native of Pennsylvania, where she now lives; parents raised three sons and two daughters; subject is the second son, and was educated at the common schools of his native State; began life by working on the farm, and, at about the age of seventeen years, he began to learn the saddler's trade, which business be has followed the principal part of his time since, except he traveled about two years in commercial business. He worked at his trade about three years in Memphis, and the next place he located was at Hillsboro, Ill., in the spring of 1874, where he still continues. Our subject is engaged here by a company known as the Montgomery County Co-operative Association, and is manager of their business. Subject was married, in this town, October 18, 1877, to Miss Tillie HOLDEREAD, daughter of Anthony HOLDEREAD, who died at this place about 1880. Subject has one child, Mamie Adell, born September 25, 1878. Subject owns a comfortable two-story brick residence in town. Republican in politics. Member of the Masonic order at this place; self and wife are members of the Methodist Church.

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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