Biography of Simeon Cleal
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Simeon Cleal, butcher and stockdealer, was born Feb. 18, 1843, in Middlesex County, England, a son of Henry and Charlotte (Pickett) Cleal, natives of the same county. His parents came to the United States with a family of seven sons in 1852, landing in Chicago, Ill., in August. They lived in Cook County till January, 1860, when they moved to La Salle County, and settled on section 2, Allen Township. The father died in April, 1874, aged seventyfive years. The mother is living on section 11, with her son George. Their Sons were - George, Alfred, Charles, Simeon, Henry, John and Albert. Two of his brothers were soldiers in the war of the Rebellion. Sirneon enlisted in August, 1862, in Company D, One Hundred and Twenty seventh Illinois Infantry, and served six mouths, when he re-enlisted in the Mississippi Marine Brigade and served till the close of the war. He was married Sept. 28, 1865, to Julia Tremper, daughter of George J., and Catherine (Tallman) Tremper. Her father died Nov. 1, 1873, and her mother in May, 1884. Mr. and Mrs. Cleal have no children. In politics he is a Republican. In 1880 Mr. Cleal rented his farm and moved to the village of Ransom where he has since been engaged in butchering and buying and shipping stock. His farm on section 10, Allen Township, contains 160 acres of valuable land.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886