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

Page 693

HENRY CLARK, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; among those who came to Menard Co. in an early day, none is more prominently known that the above gentleman, who experienced the trials and hardships of a pioneer life; he was born in Barren Co., Ky., in December, 1805, where he was raised and began doing for himself. He married Miss Mary Slinker April 21, 1823, and, in 1826, came to Illinois, locating where he now resides, and which has been his home for over fifty-three years; he has always manifested an interest in all matters pertaining to the good of the community, particularly in church and school affairs; he has accumulated a good property and raised a family of seven children. Mr. and Mrs. Clark have lived happily together as man and wife for upward of fifty-six years, and now live to see the usefulness and prosperity of their children.

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