Palmer, Henry [Andrew], Farmer and Stock Raiser; Sec. 30, P.O. Wales; owns 231 acres land; Mr. Palmer was born Oct. 19, 1824, in Washington Co., Md.; came to Ogle Co. in Sept., 1845, and settled in Maryland Township, where he lived until the Spring of 1853; he was married Dec. 14, 1848, to Lydia A., daughter of Jacob Beeler, of Maryland Township, Ogle Co.; she was born Dec. 19, 1828; in the Spring of 1853 he came to this township; they have ten children--Abram F., Mary E., Emma S., John B., Ella K., Jacob D., Ann S., Henry W., Nettie and Nora B.; Mr. Palmer is a Republican, and was School Director for twelve years; he is also a member of the "Leaf River and Rockvale Fire Ins. Co."

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