Source: History of Bureau County, IL
H. C. Bradsby, Editor
Chicago: World Publisher Company 1885
Reprinted by: Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
Andrew Sapp, Wyanet, was born in Kent County, De., Novermber 11, 1834, and came with his parents to Bureau County in 1842, settling in Wyanet Township. His father, Hezekiah Sapp, resided here until 1874, when he moved to Iowa, where he now resides. His wife, Mary Jane Bosket, died in this county in 1846. She was the mother of six children: Andrew; Elizabeth, wife of Nathan Harrington; Major, of Hancock County, Iowa; Unity, wife of M. Pierce; Sinia, wife of Welcome Mowry; Mary Jane, of Kansas. Mr. Sapp also has a half-brother and sister, Hezekiah and Amelia.
Our subject was reared in this county, and at the age of twenty began working for himself, attending school after that time. His occupation was that of farming until 1865, when he removed to Wyanet, and has since made that village his home. For a number of years he was engaged in buying grain and stock at Wyanet, and at the same time carried on his farming. He was been very successful in business, and now owns 1,217 acres of land in Wyanet and Bureau Townships.
Mr. Sapp was married in Wyanet Township April 6, 1858, to Ann Eliza Ziegler, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1833. She is the daughter of Joseph Ziegler, who now lives with her; her mother died when Mrs. Sapp was a child.
Mr. and Mrs. Sapp have two children; William E., born June 12, 1859, married to Cora Sparks, and lives in Wyanet Township; Elmer, born June 15, 1866.
In politics Mr. Sapp is a firm believer in the principles of the Democratic party.