Biography of Lydia J. Schoonhoven


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LYDIA J. SCHOONHOVEN, P. O. Elgin, was born in Sassex County, N. J., in 1820, daughter of Henry B. and Sarah Wintermute. She was married, in 1838, to James Schoonhoven, who was born in Steuben County, N. Y, in 1815. They had eight children; five aro now living - Henry A., Nathaniel W., Rachael H., Willard C. and Edwin J. They came to Cook County in 1841, and located on a farm in Hanover Township, where they resided until 1880, when he removed to Elgin, where he died in 1882, at the age of sixty seven years. He was a member of thc Baptist Church. The homestead is still owned by the family; it contains 500 acres. Mrs. Schoonhoven now resides in Elgin. Her children are all married, except the youngest son. Her father is still living, at the age of ninety four years; he resides in Steuben County, N. Y. Her mother died in 1862, at the age of severity years. Mrs. Schoonhoven is a member of the Baptist Church.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.