Biographies -- G
Gallagher, Hugh J.
Gratiot, Charles H
Charles H Gratiot, retired Farmer, Gratiot; born in St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 14, 1817, came to Illinois July 4, 1826, making the trip up the Mississippi River in a keel-boat to Fever River, Ill., and remained there two years with his father, smelting; then to what is now Gratiot Grove, and his father paid $1,000 to the Indians for the grove. Mr. C. H. Gratiot came to this ton in 1853, and entered 400 acres of land, and now owns 148 acres, on which they made all the improvements. His wife, Ann E Sheldon, was born in Detroit, Mich, Nov. 17, 1819, and, the daughter of Maj. Sheldon, the United States Agent of Public Lands, and came to Mineral Point in 1833. Were married, Nov. 27, 1833, and have six children - Mary, now Mrs. J. H. Shassaing, of St. Louis, born in Dubuque, Iowa, Han. 27, 1839; Elizabeth, now Mrs. Edwin Collins, Scales Mound, born July 16, 1842, at Willow Springs; henry Rene, born at Gratiot Grove April 17, 1843, at home; Charles C., born at Utica, N.Y., Dec 27, 1848, now at Shullsburg; graduated at Jefferson Medical College in Class of 1879-80; Anitonella, born in Gratiot Sept 2, 1855, now Mrs. Joseph T Brewster, of Shullsburg; Leon Perdaeauvinne, born Sept 26, 1853, drowned May 24, 1869, in wolf Creek while bathing in company with a son of Maj. Jones, of Chicago. In politics, Republican. In religion, Baptist. In an early day lumber was manufactured at this place before at Galena; also this was the distributing office for the North and this section of the country.
[Expert from : Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess Co.
IL. Chapman Brothers 1889]
Submitted by: Mary Katherine K Hebenstreit-Halbrook)
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