Biography - William Weber

William W. WEBER, farmer and miller, Irving, was born in New York August 23, 1835; educated in common school of country; came to Montgomery County with his parents at eight years of age; settled in Butler Township, and worked on the farm until he arrived at his majority; commenced business saw-milling, and still keeps up that, with farming in connection; in 1862, he purchased 120 acres, to which he has added forty; he has built all the improvements, as it was all wild prairie when he settled; he first located his mill south of Irving two and a half miles, and ran six months, and then moved it to its present location, half a mile west of his present home; was married, in Montgomery County, to Miss Elizabeth Osborn, January 7, 1857; she was born in this county Dec. 30, 1835. The father of subject, Joseph WEBER, was born in New York about 1803; occupation, farmer; died May 3, 1803; Eunice (JOHNSON) WEBER, his mother, was born in New York in 1802, and was the mother of ten children, the subject being the sixth child, and he has a family of three children, one dead - William P., George E., Olive J.; one died in infancy. He was Road Commissioner six years, and was School Director for eight years, and now Trustee; member of M. E. Church; is a Republican; member of Odd Fellows.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 289-290.

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