SYLVESTER VAN TILBURG, now a highly respected citizen of Knox township, son of William and Sarah (Crawford) Van Tilburg, was born on the farm he now occupies, September 11, 1846. He has been engaged in farming since youth and in his chosen vocation has been quite successful. In 1882 he was married to Lydia, daughter of George Glenn, of Saline township. Four children have been born to them, Florence G., Elza, Roy and Charles, of whom the first is deceased. Mr. Van Tilburg is not a member of any religious denomination but is regular attendant of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and in politics is a democrat.
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