Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
3 Oct 2006
Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
SAMUEL LEWIS, farmer, ssection 10, Sterling Township, has been a citizen ofWhiteside County since 1866. In that year he purchsed 60 acres of land in the township where he is now a resident. He was born June 25, 1824, in Lebanon Co., Pa., and is the son of Benjamin and Eve (SEGOR) LANDIS. His parents were bon and passsed their entire lives in Pennsylvania. their 11 children were named Elizabeth, Sarah, John, Mary, Susan, Henry, Benjamin, Samuel, Abraham, Rebecca and Catherine.
Mr. LANDIS passed his minority under the authority of his parents and obtained a common-school education. He learned the business of chair-making, which he followed some yeears and was afterwards variously employed, until his removal to Whiteside County. Mr. LANDIS is a Republican in politics and has officiated as Schoool Director.
He was first married in Lebanon Co., Pa., in 1848, to Lavina MARTOCK, and they became the parents of two children:-- Mary A., and Rebecca. The mother died in 1851. Mr. LANDIS was a second time united in marriage Oct. 29, 1864, to Susan NAGLE, and of their marriage nine children were born, as follows: George T., Alvin, Sarah, Agnes, Samuel, John, Ida, Emma and Amanda. Mrs.LANDIS was born March 3, 1842 in Pennsylvania. She is a member of the German Lutheran Church, and her husband belongs to the Presbyterian denomination.