HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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ANDREW GADDIE, farmer, and stock-raiser, Sec. 10; P.O. Sweetwater; was born on the Orkney Islands, May 31, 1837; when about 13 years of age, he went to sea; he followed the sea until 19 years of age, when he came to the United States. He was in the late war, served a little over two years and was discharged on account of sickness; he was in Co. K, 106th I.V.I. In 1867, Mr. Gaddie bought 200 acres of land in Sugar Grove Precinct, upon which he has since resided. He was united in marriage with Sarah Keen Nov. 20, 1866; she was born in England Oct. 8, 1848; Mrs. Gaddie's parents came to this country when she was about 2 years of age; from this union there are six children - John T., Cora N., Katie G., Charles H., Mary E., and Jessie A. Mr. Gaddie came to Illinois a poor boy, and is emphatically a self-made man. He has held the responsible position of County Commissioner three years and well and faithfully has he served the county; he is a Democrat.


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