Bureau County Biographies 1885
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Bureau Bios 1885 > Leander T. Pomeroy

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
H. C. Bradsby, Editor
Chicago: World Publishing company - 1885

Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Page 621

LEANDER T. POMEROY, Ohio, was born December 7, 1829, in Jefferson County, N. Y., and is the son of Hiram S. and Esther Pomeroy. The father, Hiram S., was born February 1, 1797, at Somers,Conn., and first came to this county from Jefferson County, N. Y., in 1850. He entered the north half of Section 15, and the southeast quarter of Section 10 in Ohio Township and is still living in Ohio Township. The mother was born November 23, 1798, at Dummerston, Vt., and married Hiram S. Pomeroy in 1820. She resided in Jefferson County, N. Y., till 1853, when she came to this county and made Ohio Township her home till August 21, 1883, when she died at the age of eighty-four years. The subject of this sketch, Leander T. Pomeroy, resided on the farm in his native State till he came to this county in 1853, and settled on the farm which he now occupies. He was married January 1, 1856, to Nancy F. Wilson, the daughter of Stephen and Amy Wilson, who came to this county in 1837 from Ohio, and settled at Princeton, where they remained till 1851, when they removed to Ohio Township. Mr. and Mrs. Pomeroy were married at Bridgeport, Ohio, at the residence of John Warfield, now of this county. Mrs. Pomeroy was born September 17, 1835, at Uniontown, Ohio, and came to this county when but two years of age. She was married to Mr. P. January 1, 1856, and immediately settled with her husband on their present homestead. Mr. and Mrs. Pomeroy are the parents of eight children, five of whom are now living: Hattie A., born February 1, 1857, died February 27, 1862; Hortense, born August 19, 1859; Stephen W., born February 13, 1862; John W., born December 31. 1864, died October 20, 1865; Hirma S., Jr., born February 22, 1866; Charles D., born May 28, 1870; Eliza J., born April 27, 1872, died July 20, 1876; and Vespasian, born May 8, 1875. The children now living are all at home with the parents. Mr. Pomeroy since 1856 has given his whole attention to farming and stock raising, and his farm and its improvements are a living testimony of the diligence with which he has pursued his calling. In politics Mr. Pomeroy is Repbulican. He is the owner of 320 acres of land in this township, and 360 acres in Dakota.


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