25 Jul 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by Brandi McLoughlin
William J. Love, stock dealer at Tampico, was born in Greene Co., Pa., June 10, 1844. His father, George Love, was a native of England, a farmer, who came to America in early life an settled in Greene Co., Pa., where he married Mrs. Hannah Leonard, nee Reinhart, a native of that county four years old when his father died. His mother afterward married William Adams, a native of Ohio. Two years after the death of his father, Mrs. Love moved West with her family, locating in Fairfield Township, Bureau Co., Ill. When he became of age, Mr. Love began farming on his own account, on a tract of 160 acres, in that township, where he continued until 1883, when he came to Tampico and purchased three lots, with a good dwelling, where he has since lived; and since his location here he has devoted his attention to dealing in live stock, buying and selling about 100 car loads annually. In politics he is a thorough Republican. When he was about 25 years of age, March 23, 1870, he married Miss Margaret, daughter of Lodowick and Anna Underhill. Her father was born in New York and her mother in Kentucky. Mrs. Love was born in Yorktown Township, Henry Co., Ill., August 10, 1852, but she was brought up and educated in McDonough County, this State, where her parents still reside. Mr. and Mrs. Love are the parents of three children, namely: Claud D., who was born June 6, 1871; May, May 31, 1873; and Arling, September 27, 1879.