2 May 2005
. Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Samuel Grubb is a farmer on section 33, Genesee Township. His parents, George and Catherine (Smith) Grubb, were natives of Pennsylvania and belonged by parentage and descent, on the mother’s side, to the Dutch of the Keystone State. The ancestors of the father came from Germany. He was a mechanic and both he and his wife resided all their lives in Lancaster Co., Pa. They have been some years deceased. Mr. Grubb is the second of 11 children born to his parents, his birth-place being Lancaster County.
He was married there to Mary Rowe. She was born in the same county and is descended from German parents. Mr. and Mrs. Grubb have two sons, Nehemiah and Elam R., who are represented by sketches on other pages of this work. They continued their residence in their native State 14 years after their marriage, and in 1854 Mr. Grubb came West. He traveled by railroad to Chicago, and from there to Sterling by stage. A year later the family located on a farm in Genesee Township, on which they were the first settlers. It contains 80 acres, and from its original condition has all been converted into a tillable and valuable farm. The place gives unmistakable evidence of first-class management.
Mr. Grubb is a Republican of decided principles, and is well known for his efforts in behalf of the general welfare.