J. V. THON, furniture, tin-ware and stove dealer, Berlin, Illinois, was born in Prussia, Germany, December 12, 1833. When twenty-four years of age he came to the United States in a sailing vessel, and was forty-nine days in making the trip, landing in New Orleans. The vessel, having cholera on board, he had to remain on board for several days. He remained but a short time in New Orleans, then went to St. Louis, where he worked a short time, then came to Jacksonville, where he worked at anything he could get to do. He married Miss Eva Rodenheber, who was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, July 29, 1845; they have two children John, born January 10, 1867, and Katie, born June 22, 1868. He is a member of the Catholic Church of New Berlin, and in politics is a Democrat. Mr. Thon has a property valued at $3,000. Carried a stock of $3,000, of furniture, stoves and tin-ware.