AMES R. HONN is one of the rising young
farmers of Coles County, residing on section 8, Oakland Township. He was born in
this county Nov. 20, 1860, and is the son
of Samuel D., and Hannah (Shrout) Honn. His parents were natives of Kentucky, where his father
was born in 1819, and his mother in 1816. They
are living in Kansas, Edgar County, where his
father is now a retired farmer. They have always
been interested in promoting the cause of religion
and are members of the Christian Church. A
family of nine children was born to them, whose record is as follows: Andrew E., deceased in infancy;
Sarah E., the wife of Thomas J. Kiskadon; George
A., married to Miss Florence A. Childers; Anna J.,
married James M. Ashmore; William K. married
Miss Melinda Childers; Melissa H. married James
E. Steel; John D. married Miss Ida A. Geyer;
James R., the subject of this sketch, and Samuel J.,
who died at the age of twelve years. |
James R. Honn passed his boyhood and youth on
his father’s farm, receiving an excellent common-school education, and is now conducting a farm
containing ninety acres, belonging to his father.
The rising generation who are enjoying the improved methods of agriculture can hardly imagine
or realize the hardships and disadvantages under
which their predecessors labored in the pioneer days.
Our subject was married, Oct. 13,1886, to Miss
Mary L. Zimmerman. Mrs. Honn is the daughter
of John B. and Elizabeth (Barnes) Zimmerman,
and was born in this State Feb. 17, 1861.
Mr. Honn is just beginning his career in life,
with every promise of prosperity and success. He
has been a member of the Christian Church nine
years, and his wife is a member of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church. In politics he uniformly
casts his vote with the Democratic party.