HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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GAGE S. GRITMAN, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 11; P. O. Greenview; was born in Chenango Co., N. Y., Dec. 13, 1835; his father, Hiram Gritman, was born in Delaware Co., N. Y., July 23, 1807, and his mother, whose maiden name was Lydia D. Luther, was born Nov. 27, 1805, in Massachusetts. Gage S. passed his youth and early manhood on his father's farm, assisting him in raising crops during the spring and summer, and in the winter teaching school; in the spring of 1856, he came West and resided at Middletown, Logan Co., Ill., for a period of three years; engaged in farming and school teaching. In August, 1862, he was enrolled as Fifth Sergeant in Co. K, 106th I. V. I.; soon after he was chosen Orderly Sergeant of his company, which position he held about two years; he was then commissioned First Lieutenant of his company, which office he held until July, 1865, when he received his discharge; soon after his return from the army, he was united in marriage with Ruth A. Jackson, who was born in Ohio Nov. 25, 1844; from this union there are six children - William L., born Dec. 14, 1866; Harry E., Jan. 14, 1869; Blanche E., Feb. 8, 1871; Harvey L., Aug. 8, 1873; Frank H., Nov. 15, 1876, and Charles E., Oct. 18, 1878. Mr. Gritman has been a resident of Greenview Precinct since 1858. Mr. Gritman has been a resident of Greenview Precinct since 1858, and owns 160 acres of improved land, the results of his untiring energy and toil. In politics he has always been a Republican, although liberal and generous in his views of men and things.


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