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The Past and Present of
Lake County, Illinois,
Containing, &c., &c.

Township Directories

Editor's Notes:
This book was published in 1877.
Only a fraction of this chapter of the book appears here.
We include entries for names we recognize being related to Millburn.
We have omitted names that had no details.
Organized more or less alphabetically within township.
Lake Villa Township did not exist, check Avon and Antioch.

ANTIOCH TOWNSHIP

Ames, A. P., farmer, P. O. Hickory; born in Sullivan, Tioga Co., Penn., in 1830; came to Lake Co. in 1840; owns 137 acres of land, well improved, worth $50 per acre; held office of Road Commissioner; Rep.; married Feb. 21, 1855, to Miss D. Webb; she was born in N. Y. in 1836; had six children, five living - Hattie F., Charles D., Chester C., Paul P., Luanna and Lucy, wo died April, 1863.

Ames, C. C., farmer; Section 13; Antioch Township; P. O. Hickory; born in Rutland Co., Vermont; moved to Pennsylvania; resided there twenty-four years; came to Lake Co. in 1840, and bought the claim of about a section; now owns 120 acres, worth $4,800; Rep.; married in 1826, S. D. Pitts; had nine children - eight living - Lucy, Olivia, Mary, Apollos P., Thomas W., Chester L., Marion F. and Benjamin W. (who served one year in the army; born Antioch, in 1843, and married in 1872, to Miss Ellen Crawford, born in Newport, 1851); Rep.

Bain, Wm., farmer; Section 26; P. O. Millburn; born in New York, 1820, and came to Lake Co. 1855; bought 200 acres of land in company with H. W. Humphrey, and afterward purchased his interest. It is now well improved; worth $70 per acre, with $7,000 worth of improvements; married in 1851, to Miss Catherine Smith; she was born in Columbia Co., N. Y., in 1827; have two children - John L., born Feb 14, 1855, and Edwin K., born March 24, 1870; Rep.; Con.

Bain, John, farmer; Section 32; P. O. Millburn; born in Columbia Co., N. Y., in 1831; came to Lake Co. in 1861, and purchased his present farm of 160 acres, worth $8,000; Rep.; Methodist; married Miss H. E. Smith, 1855; she was born April 22, 1831, in New York; six children - Smith W., born Oct 1, 1856; Ward E., born Oct. 7, 1857; Alfred K., born Oct. 30, 1859; Hattie L., Jan. 3, 1862; Cora E., born July 30, 1864; and Frank J., born Sept. 28, 1866; first three were born in New York.

Frazier, Theodore, farmer: born Aug. 4, 1779; married in Jefferson Co., N. Y., Miss Clara Lock, in 1836; came to Lake Co. in 1843, and entered 160 acres in Sec. 24, which he recently sold for $45 per acre; held office of School Trustee, Road Commissioner and Justice of the Peace; Rep.; Methodist; eleven children, six living -- William, Margaret, Gilbert, Sarah Ann, Elizabeth and Lydia; the following deceased: Truman, Leander, Monroe and Albert.

Frazier, Wm., farmer; Sec. 11; P. O. Hickory; born in 1827 in N. Y.; came to Lake Co. in 1843; owns 108 acres of well improved land, worth $40 per acre; Rep.; Moralist; married Nov. 11, 1851, to Miss Lucy Ames; she was born in Pa., May 25, 1828; have five children -- Susannah, born Nov. 2, 1852; Clarissa, born April 30, 1854; Jennie, born Nov. 6, 1855; Theodore, born Aug. 23, 1859; Thomas, born June 3, 1866; is School Director.

Humphrey, H. W., farmer; P. O. Millburn; born in Columbia Co., N. Y., in 1826; came to Lake Co. in 1855, and bought the farm he now lives on - 105 acres, worth $55 per acre; Rep.; held office of Assessor two years; married Miss Mary E. Bane in 1850; she was born in Columbia Co., N. Y.; have two children - Carrie, born Aug. 10, 1855, and Charles, born Dec. 3, 1857.

Hastings, Gardner M., farmer; Sec. 26; P. O. Millburn; born in Mass. In 1806; removed to Salem, N. Y., 1827; thence to Ohio; remained there nine years, and came to Lake Co. in 1843; owns 200 acres of land, worth $50 per acre; he owns the greater part of Hastings Lake, named after him; held office of Road Commissioner and School Trustee; Rep. ; Christian; married Miss Judith A. Warren in 1832; she was born in Mass. In 1809; twelve children, five living -- Martin, Walter W., Anson J., Mary S., and Anna J., Walter W. enlisted in 1861 and re-enlisted in 1862; was promoted to Captain; fought in several engagements; was wounded and sent home.

Kennedy, Geo. H., farmer; P. O. Hickory; born in 1843, on the farm he lives on; has always lived there; owns 170 acres, valued at $6,800; Rep.; married, in 1865, Miss Sarah Turner; she was born in Oswego, N. Y., in 1844; have two children - Irene, born April 26, 1868, and Eva, born May 22, 1877.

Kerr, Wm., farmer; Sec. 28; P. O. Millburn; born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, in 1809; came to Milwaukee in 1850; thence to Lake Co. in 1851; owns 250 acres of land, worth $12,500; Rep.; Congregationalist; married to Miss Margaret Steel, 1850; she was born at Annon, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, in 1825; have five children - David S., born January 4, 1852; John A., born Aug. 4, 1853; George S., born February 18, 1855; Wm. T., born Nov. 17, 1856, and James A., born July 9, 1862.

McCann, John, farmer; P. O. Millburn; born in Ireland, in 1814; came to Canada in 1846, thence to New York, and remained seven years; came to Lake Co. in 1842; owns 200 acres, worth $10,000; Dem.; Catholic; married Mary McCune, in 1841; seven children - John, James, Elizabeth, Thomas, Rose Anna, William and Mary Ellen.

Miller, Jacob, farmer; Section 35; born in Germany, in 1828, and came to Buffalo in 1832; thence to Chicago and vicinity, and remained there three years; came to Lake Co. in 1837; one of the oldest residents; owns 227 acres of land, worth $50 per acre; Rep.; Methodist; married Miss Harriet Sorter, in 1851; she was born in New York, in 1830; had four children, three living -- Christiana Jane, born October 21, 1852; Eliza H., born June 4, 1855, died July 27, 1856; George A., born January 26, 1857; Louis Henry, born September 20, 1866.

Miller, Henry P., farmer; Section 34; P. O. Sand Lake; born May 28, 1837, in Cook Co., Ill.; came to Lake Co. in October, 1837; owns 187 acres of land, worth $9,350; a portion of Crook Lake borders on his farm; Rep.; attends the Methodist Church; his father was the earliest settler in the township; married, in 1868, Miss Margaret A. King; she was born in Pennsylvania, in 1845; four children -- William Henry, born August 26, 1871; Fred, born December 27, 1872; Mary C., born January 20, 1875;, and Elmer J., born February 21, 1877.

Murrie, David, farmer; P. O. Millburn; born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1813; came to Lake Co. in 1852; owns 200 acres, worth $10,000; Rep.; Presbyterian; married, in 1833, Miss Jennett Barrie; she was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1810; nine children, four living - James B., who enlisted in 1862 and served three years; he survived many severe engagements; Alexander, who is now a blacksmith at Millburn; Jane, who is now married in McHenry Co., and Ellen, at home; deceased are David, James, Mary, Jennett and John.

Minto, David J., farmer, Section 21, P. O. Millburn; born in New York, in 1841; came to Lake Co. in 1842; Rep.; Congregationalist; married, in 1869, Susan D. Smith; she was born in Antioch; five children, three living - Robert E. , born June 18, 1873; Annie Belle, born September 3, 1874; Una J., born February 15, 1876; the farm of 200 acres, worth $10,000, belonged to the late David Minto, who died in 1848, and is now controlled by his son, David J.; his father was born in Scotland, in 1804; married Miss Jane Johnson, in 1835; have five children.

Minto, John, farmer; Section 21; P. O. Millburn; born in Scotland, in 1835; came to Lake Co. in 1843, with his father; now owns 105 acres of well improved land, worth $10,250; Rep.; Congregationalist; held office of Road Commissioner; married, in 1856, Miss Frances Webb; she was born in New York, in 1838; seven children - Thomas D., born July 10, 1857; William E., born June 21, 1860; Maggie F., born April 3, 1862; Ida May, born December 5, 1863; Fannie W., born April 22, 1866; Jennie J., born March 16, 1869; John, born January 17, 1871.

Pollock, John K., farmer; P. O. Millburn; born in New Hampshire in 1829; removed to Carlisle, Penn; remained there seven years, and thence to Canton, Mass.; lived there three years; came to Lake Co. in 1839; is one of the oldest settlers; Rep.; Congregational; held office of J. P. since 1856, excepting three years while in the army; married, in 1854, Miss Christiana Adams, born in New Hampshire in 1829; married in 1868, his second wife, Miss Helen Watson; had five children, two living - John Elner and Inez May; owns 260 acres of land, worth $13,000; enlisted in 1862 and elected Capt. Of Co. C, 96th Illinois I.; served three years, promoted to Major by brevet, was all through the Atlanta campaign and other severe engagements.

Pollock, James H., farmer and grain buyer; P. O. Millburn, Res. Sec. 24; born in Canton, Mass., Oct. 4, 1838 and came to Lake Co. May 1839; Rep.; Protestant; owns 220 acres of land on Secs 24 and 19; held office of Supervisor two terms - two years each term; is Treasurer of Millburn Mutual Ins. Co.; has been Treas. Of the Co. for 15 years; married Miss Isabel Mason on Dec. 20, 1865 at Waukegan; she was born at Peterhead, Scotland; have four children - Robert M., born May 24, '67; Bertha Sarah, born Oct. 15, '68; Henry born Oct. 7, '70 and Addie B., born Dec. 20, 1874.

Spring, Henry, , farmer; P. O. Sand Lake; born in N.Y. in 1817, and came to McHenry Co., Ill., in 1851; lived there four years; thence to Lake Co. in 1855; owns 140 acres, worth $7,000; Rep.; married Miss Amanda Sweet, in 1843; she was born in N. Y. in 1820; five chldren - Homer J., Caroline E., Cassius M., Annette and Frederick.

Smith, Geo. S., farmer and blooded stock raiser; Sec. 25; P. O. Antioch; born in Scotland in 1822 and came to Wis. in 1838 and thence to Lake Co. in 1843, and entered farm he now lives upon; married in 1845 to Miss Beata Yule; she was born in Scotland in 1827 in Aberdeenshire; nine children, six living -- George (farmer in Champaign Co.), John, James (Banking office N. Y.), Mary (now in England), Rubie and Mable; have three grandchildren -- Wm., George and Lucy Mason; owns 140 acres, worth $8400; Rep.; Congregationalist.

Strang, Geo., farmer, Sec 25; P. O. Millburn; born in Scotland in 1819; came to Canada in 1834, thence to Lake Co. in 1838; is one of the oldest settlers; owns 284 acres, worth $15,800; Rep.; married Miss E. J. Sortor in 1847; she was born in N. Y. in 1828; six children - Wm. H., Geo. I., Jane M., John A., Eugene D. and Cora E.; George and Jane are both married and doing for themselves.

Spafford, Abner, farmer; Sec. 25; P. O. Millburn; born Aug. 10, 1836, in Adrian, Mich.; came to Lake Co. from Wis. In 1857; owns 140 acres, worth $50 per acre; Rep.; married, in 1863, Miss Matilda Hearne; she was born in Millburn, in 1844; have five children - Arthur H., Sumner M., Alford G., Maud M. and Ralph W.

Strang, Robert, farmer; P. O. Millburn; is one of the oldest settlers; born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1815, and came to Canada in 1835; thence to Will Co., and remained there two years; came to Lake Co. in the Fall of 1838 without a dollar; now owns 180 acres, worth $18,000; formerly owned 335 acres; in 1870, he built a colossal brick residence, at a cost of $10,000; he kept the first store in Millburn, and continued the business until recently, when he closed out to his son-in-law, Mr. Stewart; in 1846, he returned to Scotland, and married Miss Jessie Monteath, returning the same year; she was born in 1819, also in Perthshire, Scotland; thirteen children, six living - John M., Mary E., Eliza J., Lottie M. M., Robt. L., Jessie M. R.; Rep.; Cong.

Smith, Geo., Jr., farmer; P. O. Millburn; born in Antioch in 1842; owns 110 acres, worth $4,400; Rep.; Cong.; married Miss Susie White in 1870; she was born in 1852, in Antioch; one child - Bertie, born in 1872 and lived three years and nine months; he enlisted in 1862 in the Ill. Infantry; served till the close of the war; fought in sixteen battles, in every action the regiment had, without sickness or injury.

Smart, Robert, farmer; P. O. Millburn; born in Scotland, Aug. 16, 1815; learned the carpenter trade; came to Milwaukee in 1832; afterward removed to Kenosha, Wis., and learned the wagon maker's trade; continued there until 1852, when he removed to Lake Co.; he owns now 130 acres, worth $50 per acre; Rep.; Meth; married Miss Jemima Marcy, in 1851; she was born in N. Y., in 1827; seven children - Elizabeth, Wm. H., Addie L., Louisa E., Mary E., Martha M. and Robert L.

Stewart, Geo. L., dealer in dry goods and general merchandise at Millburn; born in Millburn in 1843; farmed until 1873; has been engaged in mercantile business ever since; Rep. Cong.; held office of Collector; married, in 1865, Miss Lydia B. Dearborn; she was born in Millburn, within eighty rods of her husband's birthplace; one child - Florence D.; enlisted in 1862 in Co C., 96th Ill.; promoted to Corporal; served seven months; honorably discharged on account of sickness.

Trotter, Alexander, farmer; Section 25; P. O. Millburn; born in Scotland, 1832; came to Lake County, 1839; is one of the oldest settlers; entered the 80 acres he now resides upon in 1839; farm is worth $4,000; has never been one hundred miles from his homestead since he entered it; Rep.; Christian Church; held office of Collector; married, 1855, to Miss Olivia Ames, born in Pennsylvania, 1834; nine children, seven living - Wm. A., Nellie S., Freddie E., Albert N., Richard G., Mary L., Jno P. George and Frank were drowned. Frank, in attempting to cross the stream on a log, lost his balance and fell into the stream. George, with the heroic bravery of a man, lost his own life in attempting to save that of his brother.

Thayer, Wm. E., farmer; Section 21; P. O. Millburn; born in Hampshire County, Mass., in 1821; came to Lake Co. in 1838, with but 25c; now owns 280 acres well improved land, worth $16,000; Rep.; Methodist; one of the first settlers; married, in 1845, Miss Jannet Strang. She was born in Scotland, in 1821. Five children - Parnell M., born October, 1848; Jno. S., born April, 1853; Geo. E., born November, 1856; Margaret M., born January, 1860; Mary E., born July 6, 1846 and died August 19, 1872.

Welch, James, farmer; P. O. Millburn; born in Ireland, in 1812; came to New York, 1835, then to Lake Co., in 1844; has owned 400 acres; now owns 275 acres, worth $45.00 per acre; Dem; married Miss Rosa Ann McCuven, 1845; she was born in Ireland, in 1825; eight children, four living - Margaret, born Dec. 3, 1847; James, born February 4, 1850; David, born April 5, 1855; Charles Henry, born Aug. 8, 1864; John, born July 5, 1845; and died 1858; Mary Ann, born August 4, 1853, died 1857; 2d Mary Ann, born Nov. 27, 1860, and died 1865; 2d John, born Sept. 7, 1861, died 1866.

White, A. J., farmer; Sec. 22; P. O. Millburn; born, on the farm he now occupies, in 1848; owns 120 acres, worth $5,400; Rep.; attends Congregational church; the farm was previously owned by Andrew White, father of A. J.; he was born in Scotland, 1806, and married Miss Sarah Cooper, who resides yet with her son on the farm; A. J. married, in 1871,Miss Abbie Smith; she was born, in Antioch, in 1849; two children - George L., born February 15, 1872, and Frank, born June 8, 1875.

White, Andrew T., farmer; Section 20; P.O. Antioch; born New York 1843; came to Lake Co. in 1845; married, in 1865, Miss Jane Hughes; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1844; have three children - Alice M., born April 29, 1867; Cora S., born Feb. 27, 1870; and David G., born Dec. 3, 1872; they own 127 acres of well improved land, worth $6,350, making it nearly all by their own industry; Rep.; attends Congregational Church; enlisted in army for three months in 1861, and reenlisted in1862 in 96th I. I.; served nine months, and was discharged owing to sickness.

AVON TOWNSHIP

Bonner, John, farmer; Section 3; P. O. Millburn; born in Kenosha Co., Wis., in 1847, and came to Lake Co. in 1849; has resided on the present farm since 1850; Rep.; Congregationalist; School Trustee and Pathmaster; married his first wife, Nannie Murie, in 1871; she was born in Newport Township in 1846; had one child, died in 1872; his second wife, Kate Murie, he married in 1876; she was born in Newport Township in 1854; he rents his father's farm.

Stedman, B. F., farmer; Sec. 1; P. O. Millburn; born in Salem, Mass., in 1812, and came to Lake Co. in 1842; owns 80 acres, worth $50 per acre; Rep.; Cong., othodox; held office of Road Com'r; married, in 1844, to Miss H. L. Dodge; she was born in 1819, at Salem, Mass.; the children are - Benj. F., born in 1845; Wm. D., 1848; Clara, 1850, and Luther S., in 1853; was engaged as a painter at Waukegan and Chicago a part of the time; Mr. S. has several pictures that he painted which compare favorably with the works of artists of a greater reputation.

NEWPORT TOWNSHIP

Ames, Samuel E., farmer; Sec. 16; P. O. Rosecrans; born in Sullivan, Tioga Co., Pa., Dec. 27, 1833; came to Newport Township, Lake Co., Ill., from Pa. in 1842; Lib.; Prot.; works 77 acres; owns 12 acres in Sec. 15; holds office of Postmaster; enlisted in Co. I, 147th I. V. I., the company was organized at Camp Fry, Feb. 17, 1865; was mustered into service Feb. 18, 1865, served one year; honorably discharged at Savannah, Ga., Feb. 8, 1866; married Helen E. Gartner, Nov. 1870, at Bristol, Wis.; she was born in Tioga Co., Pa., April 3, 1849; have one child living - Helen Lenore, born Sept. 19, 1873; lost two boys.

Fradenburgh, Wm. H., farmer and stock raiser; P. O. Millburn; born in Herkimer Co., N. Y. in 1827; after remaining a year in Onondago Co., N. Y., came west in 1845, and followed the vocation of a thresher for 28 years; owns 80 acres; Rep.; Prot.; served in the army; married Hannah Ray, Feb. 28, 1848; she died Feb. 22, 1862.

Henkel, Xaver, farmer and stock raiser; Section 32; P. O. Millburn; born in Bavaria, Germany, May 22, 1824, resided there 28 years engaged in farming; came to America and arrived in New York May 16, 1853; remained there but a short time and then came west to Detroit, Mich., and from there to Lake Co., Ill., where he purchased 20 acres; now owns 43; is Rep.; Cath.; held the office of School Director one term; at the breaking out of the war he enlisted in Co. M, Ill. Light Artillery, and served till the close of the rebellion; was mustered out at Springfield, Ill., Aug. 5, 1865; married at Waukegan, March 26, 1856, Magdalena Houser; she was born in Baden Germany, May 13, 1828; have three children living; -- Julia, Frankie, Jacob; lost five - John, Barbara, Magdalena, Jacob and Julia.

Herberger, Joseph, farmer and stock raiser; Sec. 34; P. O. Millburn; Rep.; Cath.; works 187 acres; born in Newport Tp., Lake Co., Ill., Aug. 5, 1847; have always reside here; married at Waukegan, Ill., Nellie Duffy; she was born Aug. 13, 1849, at Waukegan; have three children.

Heddle, David, farmer; Sec. 29; P. O. Millburn; Rep.; Prot.; owns 116 acres; born July 24, 1827, in Orkney, Scotland; came to America June 2, 1855, and settled in Kenosha Co., Wis.; moved to Newport Tp., Lake Co., Ill., in 1863; held office of Road Commissioner six years, of School Trustee three, and Supervisor four years; married Mary Yule July, 1861; she was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Feb. 16, 1836; have four children - Frederick W., Cora J., Margret E. and Marian - lost one, David A.

WARREN TOWNSHIP

Barry, Wm. L., farmer; Sec. 6; P. O. Millburn; born in Salem, Massachusetts; came to Lake Co. in 1837; bought 160 acres; now owns 260; when he came the county was very sparsely settled; is one of the oldest settlers; Rep.; Prot.; married Marcia G. Denning; she was born in Vt. In 1828; have seven children living - Oratio N., Ottie, Ruby C., Abbie A., Mary F., Helen May and Florence D.

McClellan, Agnes, P. O. Millburn; owns 40 acres; born in Wicktonshire, Scotland, Aug. 1808; came to America in 1850, and settled in Lake Co.; has resided here ever since; married Chas. McClellan; he was born in Ireland, but lived the earlier part of his life in Scotland; he died in 1860; have four children by Mr. McClellan's first marriage - Jane, Peter, William and Charles. William enlisted in CO. C, 96th Ill. Inf., and died from exposure at Andersonville Prison. Chas. also enlisted, and died at New Orleans.

McCredie, Maggie I., P. O. Millburn; Cong.; owns 14 acres land; born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, July 22, 1846; came to America with parents in 1850; came direct to Lake Co.; married, Jan. 21, 1868, James G. McCredie, at Milburn. He was born in Wicktonshire, Scotland, April 2, 1837; was Rep., and Cong., held office of Collector one term; enlisted in Co. C, 96th Ill. Vol. Inf.; served till close of war; was wounded at Chickamauga; was in a great many battles; was honorably discharged at Chicago; he died July 30, 1874; four children - Annie, Willie, Maud and Ella; Maud died Nov. 13, 1873.

Stewart, Alex. H., farmer and stock raiser; Sec 6; P. O. Millburn; born in Warren Township, Lake Co., Jun 10, 1845; he then went to Will Co., Ill., and finally, in 18___2, settled in Lake Co.; owns 160 acres, worth $10,000; Mr. Stewart was engaged in the lumber trade for a number of years in Michigan; through perseverence and energy has amassed quite a fortune; married Agnes G. McCredie, June 10, 1873 at Waukegan; she was born in Galloway, Scotland, Feb. 9, 1845; have two children - Edna N., born Feb. 27, 18___4 and and Lyburn B., Jan. 17, 1876.

Stewart, Elizabeth, P. O. Millburn; born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on Feb. 27, 1811; resided there 25 years, when she, in company with her sister Helen Kerr, came to America, landing at Quebec, Canada; then the husband of Mrs. S. took a contract for work on the St. Lawrence River; this project falling through, he removed with his family to Illinois, and took contract to build the aqueduct on the Illinois & Michigan Canal at Channahon; came to Lake Co. in 1841; lived here 33 years; died Oct. 23, 1874; there are seven children living.


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