5 Jul 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Horace H. Chapin, farmer, section 24, Hume Township, was born July 28, 1852, in Litchfield, Conn. Hart H. Chapin, his father, was a cabinet-maker and died two months after the birth of the son. The latter was brought to Prophetstown, this county, when he was five years of age, by his mother, Julia (Johnson) Chapin, and they were residents of that village until about the spring of 1864, when they went to Hamilton, Hancock Co., Ill. The mother died there about nine years after. Mr. Chapin became a farm assistant on removal to Hamilton, coming later to Sterling and moving thence to Hume Township, where he was similarly occupied. Later still, he was employed on a farm in Lee County.
He was married Feb. 19, 1880, to Delia, daughter of James H. Van Demark. (See sketch.) She was born Nov. 4, 1854, in Ulster Co., N.Y. She came to Illinois when she was 12 years of age, and was educated in the common schools of Sterling and Hume Townships.
Mr. and Mrs. Chapin have one child, Myrta, born Dec. 14, 1883. They spent the year succeeding their marriage on a rented farm. In 1882
Mr. Chapin took possession of 80 acres of land on section 24, belonging to the father of his wife. In political faith and affiliation he is a Republican.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY MELVA TAYLOR:
Horace Hart Chapin, born 28 July 1852, Ansonia, Litchfield Co. CT, m. 19 Feb 1880 Whiteside Co. IL, d. 20 Apr 1927 Hume Twp, Whiteside Co. IL., his wife, Delia VanDeMark was born 4 Nov 1854 Olive Bridge, Ulster Co. N.Y., d. 18 July 1930 Hume Twp., both buried Riverside Cemetery, Sterling.
1 - Myrta J Chapin, b 14 Dec 1883 Hume Twp, d 1960, m. 22 Dec 1910 Whiteside Co., John Luther Murray, b. 17 Oct 1886 Tampico, d. May 1968 Whiteside Co., son of Ezekiel B Murray & Lucy Ferris. Both buried Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
2 - Pearl H Chapin, b 10 June 1885 Hume Twp., m. Flora _____, b. 1886 Maryland
3 - Effie May Chapin, b 3 Apr 1889 Hume Twp, d. 27 Sep 1970, m. Aaron George Gaulrapp, b. 9 Jan 1886, d 8 Feb 1975 Rock Falls, son of Wendell Gaulrapp & Sarah Fisher. Buried Riverside Cemetery.
3.1 - Ralph Gaulrapp, b 1915 IL
3.2 - Harry "Arman" Gaulrapp, b 13 Apr 1918 IL, d. 24 Aug 2005 Moline, Rock Island Co. IL,
m1: 28 May 1940, Morrison, Whiteside Co., IL, Myrtle Annette Green, b. 12 Mar 1918 Morrison, IL., d. 22 Feb 1984 Moline, IL., dau of Frederick C. and Grace L. Green
3.2.1 - David Gaulrapp m. Sharon _____.
3.2.2 - Lynn Gaulrapp m. Mr. VanDien
Harry A Gaulrapp, m2: 8 Aug 1985 Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne Co. MI., Martha Herdegen.
4 - Horace Hart "Harry" Chapin, Jr., b. 10 April 1892 Whiteside Co IL, d. 5 Jan 1947 Elgin, Kane Co.
IL., m. Floy____. Buried Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside Co. IL.