Biography of John J. Swilley
Monroe County, MI Biographies





JOHN J. SWILLEY, son of John and Catherine Swilley, was born in Lucas county, O., in 1842, and came to this county in 1847 with his parents, who settled in the town of Whiteford, on lands now owned by Mrs. Rebecca Swilley, to whom John J. was married in 1873; she was a daughter of Christian and Catherine Crots, of Whiteford. John J. Swilley met his death by accident on his own farm in 1885. Christian crots, his father in law, was born in Germany in 1804; he married Catherine Terer, by whom he had nine children, of whom five are now living; with his wife he came to America in 1832. and located first at LaSalle, remained there to 1855, then set tied in Whiteford, and now resides with his daughter, Mrs. Swilley; his wife died in 1872.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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