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Mr. George Ribelin on horseback

Photograph of George Ribelin on horseback. George W. Ribelin died Saturday 11/21/1925 in Jacksonville. Mr. Ribelin was born 10/29/1834, married Elizabeth Turley, 1/13/1856. Mrs. Ribelin died eight years previous. He farmed near Blue Mound, IL.…

James A. Portwood

Photograph of James A. Portwood; (born 9/17/1876 in Moweaqua, IL. died 4/11/1942, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.) Married Mae Morris of Decatur. Connected with Home, Independent & Macon Co. Telephone Companies, 1894-1911. Manager of Home Company for sometime.…

John Pistorius

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Photograph of John Pistorius, prominent farmer of Macon County, IL. (died 6/23/1910). John Pistorius lived in Boody, IL. He at one time owned 1400 acres of the best Macon County land which he divided among his children. He came here from Germany in…

David Patterson

Photograph of David Patterson; (died Mar 7, 1919). Wealthy land owner and farmer of Macon County, IL. He was member of the Masons and Knights Templar. Photo by VanDeventer of Decatur, IL.

Henry Clay Montgomery

Photograph of Henry Clay Montgomery, (died Dec 28, 1898). He was elected treasurer of Macon Co. in 1890. Previously he was a wealthy farm owner of Macon, Illinois. He later moved to Decatur but continued his farm affairs. He was senior member of the…

Jesse LeForgee

Photograph of Jesse LeForgee, (died 12/28/1907). Decatur real estate dealer. For many years he conducted a book and stationery store and also was engaged in farming before he took up real estate business.

John Harmon Kiick

Photograph of John Harmon Kiick (b. 8/7/1860, d. 9/5/1936). The son of John Kiick of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Kiick was a wealthy farmer who leased 230 acres of his land to be used as an airport. The airport was named Kiick Airport, and was on Rt. 36 and…

William T. Howell

Photograph of William T. Howell (d. 1/21/1916). He was a well known farmer in Oakley Township, and raised grain and stock. He owned 400 acres of land in Macon County. The photo was taken by Haws, and ran in the Decatur Daily Review on January 25,…

Jacob Hanes

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Photograph of Jacob Hanes (d. 11/13/1923), a prominent harness race horse driver. He was a Civil War veteran, and farmer until 1891. The photo was taken by Wasson Studios, and used in the Decatur Daily Review on September 20, 1914.