JOHN E. PERROTTET, assistant Supervisor of Carlinville Township, was born in Switzerland, August 11, 1836, where he spent his boyhood days. His parents were John D. and Anna M. Perrottet who upon their arrival in the United States took up their abode in St. Clair County, Ill., afterward removing to Macoupin County where they died. In 1857, their son John E., removed from St. Clair to Macoupin County, and has since resided in Gillespie and Carlinville Townships. He has given his attention mainly to the cultivation of the soil, whereby he has gained an independent support. He operates some two hundred and fifty acres of land situated on section 12.Our subject was married in St. Clair county to Miss Anna M. Stahler, the date of whose birth is May 6, 1843. The household consists of father and mother and eleven children - August, Anna, Sophia, Louis, Mary, John, Louisa, Clara, William, Victor and Adella.
Mr. Perrottet has filled the office of Tax Collector of Gillespie Township. He is an earnest advocate of the Democratic party and both he and his wife are members of the German Lutheran Church. Mr. Perrottet is a man brave and independent in spirit and has fought life's battles as they have come, never knowing fear or shrinking from the duties which fill his every day life. His integrity and his devotion to his family have won for him golden opinions in the community where he lives.