Biography of Nathaniel Sawyer
Cook County, Il Biographies

NATHANIEL SAWYER, residence Lake Forest, Lake County, was born April 29. 1894, in Albany. N. Y., son of Nathaniel and Ophelia (Bachelor) Sawyer. His father was a miller, and a native of Vermont. In 1840 young Sawyer came to Chicago, and entered the drug store of his brother, Sidney Sawyer, where he remained as clerk until 1835, when he bought the business in connection with a cousin forming the firm of Sawyer, Paige & Co. The business was wound up in 1860, when Mr. Sawyer removed to Madison, Wis., to take the position of superintendent of public property, under his brother-in-law, Governor Harfey. In 1894 he returned to Chicago to take the position of paymaster of the Chicago & North Western Railway. Since 1865 he has been engaged in real estate, largely as manager of the Sawyer and Butterfield estates. After the fire he took up his residence in Lake Forest. where he was elected Alderman in 1879, and again in 1883, Mr. Sawyer was married October 11. 1848. to Eliza Terrine, of Kenosha, Wis. They are the parents of one child, Mary Elizabeth; and all three are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Sawyer is a Republican in politics


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

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