HENRY C. MUMMA
Formerly a highly respected farmer of Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, Ill., a man of admirable traits of character and blameless life, and one of the worthiest and most exemplary members of the community in which he lived, was born in the same township, September 9, 1851. His parents were Daniel S. and Naoma (MALONE) MUMMA, natives of Washington County, Md., and early settlers in Ogle County. Both died at Mt.
Morris, Ill., the father when about seventy years of age, and the mother when more than eighty. Their children were ten in number, and of family the subject of this sketch was one of the younger members. He was reared on the old homestead, when he began farming on his own account. He was the owner of 100 acres of land, of which eighty acres are improved and contain good buildings, as a result of his diligence and enterprise. On April 3, 1883, Mr. MUMMA was married, in Oregon Township, Ogle County, to Amanda Young, who was born in that township, August 25, 1853. Mrs. MUMMA, who still survives and is an object of high respect and cordial regard on the part of many friends, is the daughter of William and Nancy (LONG) YOUNG, natives of
Washington County, Md., who came to Ogle County in 1842. They settled in Oregon Township, and there spent the remainder of their lives. Mr. YOUNG died February 25, 1889, in his eighty-fifth year, his wife having passed away April 29, 1870, when nearly fifty-two years old. They had eleven children, of whom Mrs. MUMMA is the tenth. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. MUMMA, namely: ERNEST C. and RUTH N. Mr. MUMMA died very suddenly, May 26, 1907. He took an active interest in public affairs, and served as school Director of his township for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Dunker Church, to which his esteemed widow also belongs, and in which, for many years, he officiated as deacon.
1909 Encyclopedia of Illinois and the History of Ogle County, Volume 2, Munsell Publishing, Chicago, Ill. page 964
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