HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street
Chicago

Page 747

JAMES ALTIG, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; was born in Mason Co., Ky., in 1821; his father died soon after this date, and his mother, with her family, removed to this township in 1836; since that date, he has lived within two miles of his present residence. He was first married, in 1844, to Sarah W. Berry, who lived but a short time; a second matrimonial alliance occurred in 1847, when he was joined in wedlock with Sarah Ann Potter; they have ten children living; one of the sons is a Deputy Assessor in this county. Mr. A. has never been active in politics, but has held several offices in the gift of the people; has been School Director fifteen years, School Trustee two terms and is at present one of the County Commissioners. He owns 468 acres of land, well improved and valued at $15,000.


1879 Index

MAGA © 2000, 2001, 2002. In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data and images may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or for other presentation without express permission by the contributor(s).