Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
H. C. Bradsby, Editor
Chicago: World Publishing company - 1885
Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
STERLING POMEROY, Ohio, son of Hiram S. Pomeroy, was born in Chaumont, Jeffersn Co., N. Y., October 28, 1832. He was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools of his native county. June 17, 1854, he was married in Jefferson County, N. Y., to Henrietta S. Jackson, who was born in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. August 28, 1837. She is the daughter of Henry and Eleanor (Wescott) Jackson, who were both natives of New York. Mr. Jackson came to this county in 1866, and now resides in Ohio Township. His wife died in New York when her daughter, Mrs. Pomeroy, was small. June 23, 1854, Mr. Pomeroy came to Bureau County, and settled on his present farm of 200 acres, which his father had entered. His main occupation has been that of farming, but he has also been engaged in shipping stock and in banking in Ohio Village. He cast his first vote for John C. Fremont, and has been a Repulican ever since, except that he voted for Greeley. He has served eight terms as supervisor of Ohio Township. During the war Mr. Pomeroy acted as agent for the township to fill its quota. He took an active part in procuring the Clinton branch of the Chicago, Burlington Quincy Railroad, and also in paying the bonds issued by the township. Mr. Pomeroy and Mr. J. H. Bowlus were instrumental in obtaining the Ohio Township Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of which Mr. Pomeroy is now President, and Mr. Bowlus Secretary.