5 Jul 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
David B. Grove, farmer, residing on section 3, Hahnaman Township, is a son of David and Margaret (Bruner) Grove, natives of Pennsylvania, in which State they resided until their death. Their family consisted of six children, namely: Charles, David, Philip, Mary, Anna and Catharine.
David B. Grove, subject of this biographical notice, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Aug. 15, 1828. He received the advantages afforded by the common schools of his native county and was engaged in mercantile pursuits until he came to this county, in 1855. On arrival here he located at Sterling, where he continued to reside until 1864. During that year he returned to his native State and engaged in the hardware business in Philadelphia. He continued in the business at the place last named until 1878, when he returned to this county and settled in Hahnaman Township. Mr. Grove had previously, in 1860, purchased 155 acres on section 3, Hahnaman Township, and on this land he settled, on his return to the county in 1878, and entered vigorously and energetically upon its cultivation. About 140 acres of the tract is in good tillable condition.
Mr. Grove was united in marriage in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 15, 1849, to Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Smith) Sorver, natives of that State, and where they resided until their death. Their family comprised nine children, namely: Oliver, Elmira, Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth, Jacob, John, Barbara and Jennie. Mrs. Grove was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Aug. 12, 1830. She and her husband are the parents of six children, namely: Cordelia, Lizzie, David V., Edward E., Mary and Kate.
Politically, Mr. Grove is a Democrat.