Biography of John Hammer


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JOHN HAMMER, farmer. P. O.Elgin, was born in 1820, in Washington County, Ind., is a son of George Hammer, who married Elizabeth Coulter, and brought his family to Hanover. Cook Co., Ill , in 1835 one of the first to settle in the township. With him came his brothers David and Thomas Deweese, all three had made their claims in 1834. Mr. Hammer located on Section 9, where he died in June, 1882, his wife dying in February. 1856. When George Hammer landed at Chicago, it was a forlorn collection of new looking buildings located on a marsh or swamp, Lake and Randolph being the principal streets. Both the Hammer and Deweese families began pioneering in the conventional log house. John Hammer married, in 1842, Miss E. Browning. of Washington County, Ind., who died October 12, 1880, leaving five children - George, Letitia, Jane, Laura and Ella.

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