Biography - John Tratt

John TRATT, farmer, P. O. Witt, was born in Somersetshire, England, March 3, 1830; his parents, Thomas and Betsy (WATTS) TRATT, were natives of England; the former, born in Somersetshire in 1796, was a farmer; emigrated to America, and died at Palmyra, Jefferson Co., Wis., January 30, 1874; the latter died at the same place in March, 1876; they were the parents of five children, John being the third. He follows the business of farming and trading in stock. In Jefferson County, Wis., February 23, 1851, he married Sarah HOOPER, born in Cornwall, England, September 2, 1830, daughter of John HOOPER; from this union six children have been born to them - Joseph, Rosepha J., Lillie M., Thomas H., Jennie and Stella B. Mr. TRATT is politically a Democrat; his wife is a member of the Methodist Church.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 316.

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