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Crill Biographies of Illinois
From late 1800
Collection of Ken Krill

Portrait & Biographical Album DeKalb County, Illinois
John N. Culver 1885, Page 332

Isaac Crill, farmer resident at Fielding, Franklin Township, was born in Stark Township Herkimer Co., N Y., April 26, 1820. James Crill, his father was a farmer of Herkimer Co., N. Y., and came West in 1844, settling in the township of Monroe, Ogle Co, Ill. Mr. Crill of this sketch accompanied his parents to Ogle County, being then 24 years of age and he was married there March 20, 1956, to Eleanor Cole. They had two sons, James E. and Joseph, both of whom died in infancy. The household includes a foster chi1d, Mary Houdeshell, born Dec. 25, 1860 in Perry Co., Pa. Mrs. Crill is the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Davis) Cole. Her parents were natives of Pennsylvania, of Welsh and German ancestry. The daughter was born Aug.10, 1882, in the Keystone State where her mother died, in 1831. She lived with her father until 1854 when she came to Lee Co., Ill. with two married cousins. She went later to Ogle County, where she resided two years previous to her marriage. After that event, Mr. and Mrs. Crill sett1ed on a farm and entered into partnership with his brother, John I. Crill, in agricultural operations. Mr. Crill is owner of 440 acres of land, situated principally in Monroe Township, Ogle County.
Mr. Crill of this sketch is the owner of a handsome residence in the village of Fielding, where be is also the proprietor of an elevator having a capacity of 13,000 bushels of grain. Mr. Crill is an active Republican and exerts his influence in the interests of that element in politics. With his wife, he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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