[Portrait and Biographical Album of De Kalb County, Illinois, Chapman Brothers (Chicago), 1885, p239-241]
Albert A. Olmstead, farmer, section 16, Genoa Township, was born Jan. 19, 1838, in Delaware Co., N. Y. He is the son of Caleb and Samantha (Wager) Olmstead, whose biography is given on another page. He was still in childhood when his parents removed to De Kalb County, and he remained at home until about 22 years of age, having been engaged for nearly three years previous in farming on shares. He prospected some time for a satisfactory location, and eventually located on 120 acres in the township where he has since been a citizen. His estate now comprises 440 acres of land, nearly all under improvement. His farm stock includes about 100 head of cattle and 20 horses, and he sends to market annually an average of 50 hogs. Mr. Olmstead has been identified with the interests and issues of the Republican party since he became eligible to the privileges of citizenship, and he has officiated in several local positions.
His marriage to Susan E. Siglin took place Jan. 15, 1868, in Elgin, Kane Co., Ill. She was born Feb. 7, 1843, in Pennsylvania, and is the fourth in order of birth of 10 children born to her parents, Jacob and Hannah J. (Setzer) Siglin. Her brothers and sisters were named Rachel, Mary, Jacob, John, Josiah, Tayler, Michael, Jennie, and Ella. Her parents were pioneers of De Kalb County and still reside in Sycamore.
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