Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
21 Apr 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Almer Perault, farmer, section 28, Union Grove Township, was born June 17, 1843, in Canada, and his parents, Peter and Betsey (Conkling) Perault, were also born in the Dominion. They are still living there. When Mr. Perault was 18 years of age, he left Canada, where he had hitherto passed his life, and went to Vermont. He was employed one year in a tannery and went thence to Massachusetts, where he continued until 1866, engaged in the same occupation.
In the winter of that year he transferred his residence to Whiteside County and bought 141 acres of land where he has since been occupied in farming. He has added several acres by later purchase, and owns 185 acres, constituting a farm which in productive value ranks fairly with surrounding estates. In political connections and opinions
Mr. Perault adopts the principles and issues of the Republican party, and he has held the offices of Highway Overseer and School Director. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity.
The marriage of Mr. Perault to Martha R. J. Coe occurred Dec. 4, 1867, in Union Grove Township. John I. and Rebecca (Moon) Coe, her parents, were natives of Ohio. They came to Whiteside County in 1841 and settled in the township of Union Grove, where they both died. Mrs. Perault was born in October, 1847, in Erie Co., Ohio. She has been the mother of four children, one dying in infancy. Jennie E., Charles O. and Eva A. are still living.