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Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company

Page 344

DANIEL E. WITT, a well-known citizen residing upon section 28, Polk Township, is the son of the late James S. Witt, who was born in Tennessee. Mrs. James S. Witt bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Wagner, who is a native of Madison County, Ill. They first settled in Hilyard Township, and afterward removed to Polk Township, where they ended their days, Mrs. Witt dying in 1877 and her husband in July, 1888. They had two children, Daniel E. and James T.

The subject of this sketch was born in Polk Township, this county, July 12, 1857. Here he grew to manhood and received thorough training in farm duties and the benefit of a common school education. His native township has been his residence through life and he has followed farming as a vocation and now owns two hundred and forty acres of fine land.

Mr. Witt was married at Carlinville, Ill., October 11, 1877, to Miss Martha E. Stewart, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Barnes) Stewart. The father was born in Tennessee and the mother is a native of the Prairie State. She died in Honey Point Township in April, 1884. Mrs. Witt who was the fourth in a family of seven children, was born in Morgan County, Ill., November 20, 1858.

Three children have come to bless the home of our subject, James R., William E. and Grover C. The name of the youngest son of this family tells the story of the father's political preferences, as can easily be seen his convictions have led him into the Democratic party with which he votes and works. His fellow citizens have placed him in the position of Supervisor of Polk Township, in which office he began to serve in the spring of 1890.

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