Source: History of Whiteside County, Illinois, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society
LEWIS ARNETT was a native of Alsace, France, and born in 1791. He came to the Untied States in 1827, settling first at Rochester, New York, and then in Warren county, Pennsylvania, and came to Portland in 1837, making a claim on the county line in section 35. He died in 1868. Mr. ARNETT married Miss Clara SHEDDICK. Their children have been: Lewis, now dead; Jacob, who married Miss Charlotte SUMMERS, and lives in Geneseo, Henry County; Mary, wife of Sameul COGSWELL, living in Pennsylvania; Anthony, who married Miss Mary Ann GRAHAM, and lives in Colorado; Catharine, wife of David HELLER, liviing iin Henry county; Joseph, whose first wife was Miss Martha WARREN, and second Miss Marietta BUTZEN; Philip, now dead; Susan, who married Simeon HELLER, and is now dead; William, who married Miss Maria BRITTON, and lives in Henry county; George, who married Miss Margaret SEVERANCE, and lives in Henry county; Samuel, who married Miss Catherine URICK, and lives in Henry county; and John, unmarried, who also lives in Henry county.