Biography of Samuel S. Cochran
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Samuel S. Cochran was born Aug. 9, 1831, in Adams County, Ohio. He came with his parents to La Salle County, Ill., in 1851, with four other children. They were as follows - Margaret, wife of James L. Frances, now of Powesheik County, Ia.; Moses; Sarilla K., wife of Ephraim Rife, of Salem County, Neb., and William M., living on the homestead. Samuel S. Cochran was married Sept. 10, 1855, to Katurah Hetrick, daughter of Philip and Maria Retrick. Her father was born in Pennsylvania, Sept. 15, 1809, and died at Cedar Point, June 18, 1863, and her mother was born July 21, 1811, in Miami County, Ohio. They were the parents of six children. Mr. and Mrs. Cochran are among the earliest settlers of La Salle County. They are both members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. C. is a Republican, and is now serving on the School Board. They have no children, but have reared two orphan children - Nancy Maria Case and Harvey E. Hetrick.


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