Biography of Peter Smith


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PETER SMITH, farmer. P. 0. Rogers Park. was burn in Prussia, Germany, June 7, 1824. His parents came to Chicago in 1840 and in 1842 settled in Evanston Township, haviug purchased the land of John Smith, upon which they lived up to the time of their deaths, his father dying in 1876 and his mother in 1880. Mr. Smith assisted his father on the farm up to 1849, when he took entire charge, and has carried it on ever since He was elected Justice of the Peace for four years, but resigned after the expiration of two years; was also Town Clerk in 1877. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Phillips. of Prussia. Germany. April 29, 1849. They have ten children - Peter K., John J. George, Michael, Philip. Andrew, Charles, Mathias. Annie M. and Louisa.

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