Biography of John Allison


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JOHN ALLISON, farmer, P. O. Wheeling, was born it England in 1827, son of Thomas and Mary Allison. He came to America with his parents, in 1832, who, after a short residence in Chicago, purchased a farm near Clybourn Place where they resided abont two years. then removed to Northfield. Mr. Allison has made farming his life work; he now resides on the old homestead where his father located in 1834, and is the oldest settler in Northfield now living. He holds a silver medal and badge awarded him in 1881, at the old settlers’ picnic. His father built the first bridge across the Desplaines River, in 1834-35, at his own expense. Mr. Allison was married in 1870 to Miss Annie Johnson, daughter of John Johnson; they had four children; three are now living — Thomas H., George B. and Jehn. Mrs. Allison died in 1882. He has been a member of the school board for six years.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.