3 Dec 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, Illinois
Originally published 1885
Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
William H. Reed, is a farmer on section 13, Hopkins Township, He was born Dec. 8, 1831, in Franklin Co., Pa., son of Isaac and Ann (Commerer) Reed, and his parents were also born in the same state, where they were residents until 1852. In that year they settled in Hopkins Township, In August, 1881, they went to Sterling, where they are now resident. Their children were born and named as follows: Elizabeth C., William H., Mary, Anna M., John C., Martin L., George T. and Emma R.
Mr. Reed is the oldest son, and he received only a common-school education. He accompanied his parents and their family to Hopkins Township, locating near Empire, where he has since resided. He owns 41 acres of land, which is under partial improvements.
His marriage to Mary J. Hacker took place Oct. 26, 1856, at Sterling. Her parents, William and Elizabeth (Jasper) Hacker, were born in England and came to the Untied States in 1834, settling in Ulster Co., N.Y. In 1845 they came to Whiteside County, settling in Elkhorn Grove, where they passed the remainder of their lives. They had nine children, born inthe following order: Richard J., Nathaniel S., Elizabeth G., Annabella V., Eliza B., Jane H., Mary J., Edward W. and John T.
Mrs. Reed was born June 19, 1834, on Prince Edward's Island. She is the mother of seven children, as follows: Nathaniel J., Charles H., Nettie B., Daniel E., Mary E., Ida L. and Lovie D.
Mr. Reed is a Democrat. He has been somewhat active in local official matters. He belongs to the I. O. O. F., Lodge No. 174, at Sterling.