Christopher Wadsworth b1807. This is the drawing
of Christopher Wadsworth (1807-1874) as published in the Portrait
and Biographical Album of Ogle County (Chicago: Chapman Brothers,
1886). Christopher came from Frederick County, Maryland, to Grand
Detour Township in Ogle County, ca. 1845.
Christopher Wadsworth Kids 1908. Probable identification
(from left): Christopher T. Wadsworth (1848-1933), John Washington
Wadsworth (1842-1920), Daniel Feaster Wadsworth (1839-1929),
Margaret A. (Wadsworth) Gantz (1853-1928), Matilda Louisa (Wadsworth)
Browne (1856-1947), Stephen Douglas Wadsworth (1861-1925), and
Mary Ellen (Wadsworth) Gantz (1840-1922). John, Daniel, and Mary
Ellen were born in Maryland; the rest were born in Ogle County.
This is John Washington Wadsworth (1842-1920) who
was born in Maryland, but moved with his parents to Ogle County
when he was three. He moved to Lee County in 1866. Photo was
taken ca. 1870.
Matilda John W Gertie and John 1893. This photo
from 1893 shows four generations. From left: child John Lievan,
Anna Gertrude (Wadsworth) Lievan (1869-1944), John Washington
Wadsworth (1842-1920), and the matriarch Matilda Feaster Wadsworth
(1818-1893). The photo was likely taken in Harmon, Ill.; John
and Matilda were from Ogle County.
Contributed by Tom Wadsworth
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