Biography of Cyrus Garver

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Cyrus Garver was born in Clermont County, Ohio, March 22, 1834, a son of John and Catherine (Stouder) Garver, natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania respectively. They were married in Clermont County, Ohio, June 7, 1829, and to them were born seven children six of whom lived to maturity. They are as follows- William; Phcebe, wife of Anson Beach; Hester, wife of John A. Parker; Annita Missouri; Sarah, wife of O. A. Fisher, died April 6, 1864; Martin, died Aug. 3, 1871, and one who died in childhood. in 1851 they came to La Salle County, Ill., and settled in Otter Creek in the fall of 1852, where the father purchased 320 acres of land on sections 18 and 14, for which he paid $4 per acre, and made a good farm out of the wild prairie land. Mr. and Mrs. Garver were members of the German Baptist church, better known as the Dunkards. The subject of this sketch was educated in the common schools. lie was married in 1854 to Hannah J. Hopple, a daughter of Solomon ifopple. Of their eight children, seven are living - Florenee M., wife of John Stevenson; John married Miss Janie Smith; Elias H., in Dakota; Minnie, William, Roy and Frank. One child died in infancy. Mr. Garver came to this county a poor boy, aged seventeen years, but by his unti ring industry he has acquired a competency. He owns 240 acres of land under cultivation worth $65 per acre. In politics his views are liberal. He has served as Justice of the Peace two terms, and also as Collector, and held other important township offices. He takes an active interest in educational matters.


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