EDWIN J. SAYRE.
Illinois has given to Missouri many citizens of enterprise and public spirit who have done their full share toward
developing the important interests of their adopted state; and many of the prominent farmers of Jasper county are
from the Prairie state, and perhaps Edwin J. Sayre, who lives on section 33, in Jasper township, is as well known
and as highly respected as any of them.
Edwin J. Sayre, son of Alonzo C: and Lucinda (Peckinpaugh5 Sayre, was born in Rock Island county, Illinois, February
6, 1846. In one respect the father's personal history, so far as it is known to him, is somewhat remarkable. Alonzo
C. Sayre, who was a farmer, was born in Logan county, Ohio, in 1822, removed to Illinois about 1840, and to Jasper
county, Missouri, about 1868, and about July 20, 1875, he disappeared and has never been heard from since.
His wife, Lucinda Peckinpaugh, was born in Crawford county, Indiana, and was taken to Illinois when she was about
three years old. She bore her husband four daughters and three sons, of whom the subject of this sketch was the
first born. Edwin J. Sayre was educated in Rock Island county, Illinois, and went to Livingston county, that state,
when he was about nineteen years old. He removed to Jasper county, this state, in 1868, and located on the farm
on which he now lives, which consists of one hundred and sixty acres of good' land, which he devotes to general
Mr. Sayre, who has not married, is a Republican of considerable local influence, and has held several township
offices, among them that of school director. He is well known throughout the county and is popular His public spirit
is such that he assists all movements tending to advance the interests of his township to the extent of his ability,
and he is especially interested in public education.
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Jasper County, MO
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