HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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A. E. MICK, Petersburg; was born in Tippecanoe Co., Ind., Dec. 22, 1837, where he continued to reside until arriving at the age of 11 years, when his mother died, leaving a family of seven children, of whom he was the eldest; in the year 1850, he was taken by his father to Fountain Co., where he was reared into manhood; he attended school at Shawnee Academy, Wabash College, and Indiana Asbury University, receiving a liberal education; at the age of 21, he engaged in teaching school, which he followed about four years, in the States of Indiana and Illinois; he located in Petersburg in May 1862, and, in 1864, was elected County Surveyor, filling that office until 1869, when he was elected County Clerk of Menard County, which he held for a term of four years. He was married to a daughter of Milo Wood, June 15, 1865, at Petersburg, Illinois. In 1870, he obtained license to practice law, and was admitted to the Menard County bar that year, following the profession until the spring of 1874, when he located in Southeastern Kansas, and soon built up an extensive practice in Wilson and Neosho Cos.; he purchased the Petersburg Democrat, the oldest and largest paper in Menard Co., July 1, 1877, and moved his family back to Petersburg the following fall, where he has since been prominently connected with that paper.


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