Biography of J. S. Sherman

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J. S. SHERMAN, farmer, P. O. Shermer, is one of the old residents of Cook County. He came to Chicago in 1833. Was horn at New Town, Conn., in 1818, and is a nephew of the founder of the Sherman House. In company with his father and brother he went to Northfield, in 1830, where they bought of the government abont 1,000 acres of land, a part of whioh Mr. Sherman still owns and farms. The same year he married Miss Harriet R. Botsford, of Connecticut. He and his father built the first school house in the township, and he has always been prominently identified with educational snd other matters of public interest. He has five children, three boys and two girls. One son, Cyras H., was ire the army, being enrolled in 1864 and mustered out in 1865. Another son, Clarence, has distinguished himself as a mechanic, constructing, during his leisure hours while station agent at Shermer, a perfect working model of a locomotive,, which was exhibited at the Chicago Exposition, and is now on exhibition at a museum in Milwaukee. Mr. Sherman is a member of the Episcopal Church, and also of the Calurnet Club.


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