Biography of J. G. Westerfield

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J. G. WESTERFIELD, Wilmette. was born in Yonkers, State of New York. December 20. 1823. He was engaged in boat building at Yonkers up to 1857, when he came to New Trier Township and purchased the old home of the Wilmettes, containing 270 acres, and in 1861, in conneerion with H. A. Dingee, and others, laid out the present town of Wilmette. They built and carried on the first pickle manufactory in Cook County at Wilmette. In 1879 the copartnership between him and Mr. Dingee was dissolved, since which time Mr. Westerfield has been engaged in civil engineering. He has been largely interested in the improvement of Wilmette for years, and was the first Mayor of the town, He has been school trustee and has held all the minor offices of that town, and is now both Township and Village Clerk. He married Miss Rebecca Dingee, of Somers. Westchester County, N. Y. They have four childrenó Charles P., Frank N., Harry D., Mary (now Mrs. George B. Ward, of Alexandria, Minn.).


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