HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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Chicago

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DR. F. P. ANTLE, Physician, Petersburg. Among the physicians of Menard Co. none stand higher than Dr. Francis P. Antle, of Petersburg. He is of Scotch and German descent, and comes from patriotic stock; his maternal descent is traced from the Buchanans, who early emigrated from Scotland to America, and he is a member of the same branch of the family with President Buchanan, to whom he was second cousin. The ancestors of Dr. Antle's father came from Germany, and settled in North Carolina. Dr. Antle is the son of Michael and Mary Ann (Buchanan) Antle; they were married in Kentucky, and lived for a time near Lexington, Ky.; they emigrated to Illinois in the fall of 1819, locating for a time near St. Louis. In March, 1820, they settled on a track of land eight miles southeast of where Jacksonville now is; here Francis P. Antle was born, May 1, 1824; his early life was spent on his father's farm, and his early education was obtained during the winter months; so well were his advantages improved that, at the age of 18, he began teaching in the same school where he had been a pupil; this he followed for a time, then began the study of medicine with J.D. Freeman, of Springfield; two years were spent in Springfield, and, in 1856, he went to Cincinnati and attended medical lectures at the Eclectic Medical Institute; at the conclusion of these courses of lectures, he removed to Williamsville, Sangamon Co., and established a drug store and engaged in the practice of medicine. In 1859, he again visited Cincinnati, and took an additional course of lectures, after which he made Petersburg his home, and has since been actively employed with the duties of his profession. Dr. Antle married Miss Dorcas Ann Mosteller, of Menard Co., Jan 28, 1858. Her parents were early settlers of Sangamon Co.; they have but two children living - T. Powell and Jonah O. The former is a graduate of the Illinois College of Jacksonville.


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