JONATHAN D. NEWCOMER-- A creditable representative of the younger element among the farmers of Maryland Township, Ogle County, Ill., and who bears an enviable reputation among his neighbors, was born on the farm where he now lives January 17, 1876. His parents were Joseph S. and Mary E. (WAGNER) NEWCOMER, natives of Maryland Township, where they were married, and lived all their lives. The father died at the age of thirty-two years, and the mother, when about thirty-nine years old. Their family consisted of three children: JOHN D., FRANK F., and CHARLES A. (deceased). The subject of this sketch was reared on the home farm, and received a good common-school education. From early manhood he has devoted himself to farming always meeting with success. He is the owner of the homestead property, consisting of 120 acres of fine and well improved land. On September 21, 1899, Mr. NEWCOMER was married in Maryland Township, to Nellie V. BLAIR, a daughter of John F. BLAIR, of the same township, a record of whose career may be found in another page of this volume. Mr. and Mrs. NEWCOMER have had one child, LOLA M., who died in infancy. Politically, Mr. NEWCOMER is a supporter of the Republican party.

Taken from 1909 Encyclopedia of Illinois and the History of Ogle County, Volume 2, Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. page 972-973

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