Bureau County Biographies 1885
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History of Bureau County - 1885

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JOHN WYLIE, Tiskilwa, was born August 8, 1848, in Fayette County, Penn. His parents, Joseph L and Jane (McKean) Wylie were also natives of Pennsylvania,  They now reside in Tampico, Whiteside County, Ill. Of their eight children the following are yet living: Elizabeth Wylie, Thompson M., Mrs. Sarah Robinson, Andrew, John (our subject) and Willi lam. Mr. Wylie was brought to Bureau County by his parents. In early life he clerked, principally in Tiskilwa, where he gained the esteem and confidence of his fellow men. In November, 1879, he embarked in the mercantile career for himself, in partnership with U. Tebow, selling hardware, implements and groceries. In February, 1884, the firm dissolved partnership, and our subject engaged in the implement business, making the sale of buggies a specialty, and so far has met with deserved success. He was married January 29, 1873, to Miss Bell Wierd, who is the mother of one child, Louisa B. Wylie, born May 31, 1875. Mr. Wylie takes an active interest in local affairs. He has been Village Trustee and Commissioner of Arispe Township.

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