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HENRY LANSING. Postmaster, is one of the four of the Lansing brothers who settled at this place. The town site was laid out in 1865 by his brother, John Lansing, who died the same spring. Mr. Lansing is a native of Chenango County, N. Y. He came west with his two brothers, George and John, in 1846, Peter, the other brother, not coming until 1865. His brothers settled at Lansing in 1846. but he went further west to Galeua, where he remained a short time, afterward returning to Lansing. He joined the army at the outbreak of the Mexican War, and served under Taylor in the 16th Regimeut till its close. From Mexico he went to Sacramento. Cal., where he engaged in mining till 1856. After a three years sojourn in Illinois, he again made a trip to California. by the overland route, remaining there two years. He then spent two years in traveling through Idaho and Washington Territories, and returned to Illinois in 1864 and opened a general store at Lansing, which in company with his brother Peter he has conducted ever since, He has been Postmaster for eighteen years, and at present is Supervisor of Thornton. winch office he has held for the last three years.


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