BEECHER Family History

  Mrs. Edward Beecher (Maude Emma Hasty Beecher), 63, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 1952 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois after a lingering illness.She was brought to the Easton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Anchor. Burial will be in the St Johns Lutheran Church cemetery; Rev. Carl Grabeman will officiate. She was born June 8, 1888 at Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, a daughter of Robert and Nealy Doane Hasty. She married February 21, 1906 at […] Read more »

BEECHER Family History

William C Beecher, 61, Gibson City died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday at Gibson Community Hospital, where he had been a patient two days. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, near Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, with the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Lamb Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday. The body will be taken to the church at noon Tuesday. He was born June 17, 1905, near Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, a son of Henry and Margaret Schroeder Beecher. He never married. He leaves two […] Read more »

BROWN Family History

BROWN, W P (Welcome Palmer), attorney at law and farmer; was born in Otsego County, New York, April 3, 1812; his father died when he was a child, leaving him but a limited patrimony; he received an academic education at Bridgewater, New York, and at the age of 19 years began the study of law, and came to Illinois in 1833; he was admitted to the bar in Jacksonville the same year, and settled in Bloomington and began to practice law. He served several terms as Justice of the Peace and Probate Judge, and was Postmaster at Bloomington about seven […] Read more »

MOOBERRY Family History

  William C Mooberry is a prosperous farmer of Cropsey Township, McLean County, Illinois, occupies a fine homestead on section 33, where he has been engaged in  general farming since 1882. He is a native of the Prairie State, born in Tazewell County, Illinois, July 19, 1850. His parents, William and Matilda (Marion) Mooberry, were natives of Columbus, Ohio. William C Mooberry, the eldest son of his parents, received a good education in the common schools, which was completed in the Illinois State University, after an attendance there of nearly two years. He then engaged in teaching, which he followed […] Read more »

MUNSELL Family History

ELEAZER MUNSELL, a highly esteemed agriculturist of Dry Grove Township has been a resident of McLean County, Illinois since 1837.  He was then a lad of thirteen years and came with his parents.They located on the tract of land  which constitutes a part of his present  homestead,  his father at the time making a purchase of 400 acres. Here both parents remained the balance of their lives, the mother passing to the better land in 1850, and the father four years later, being fifty nine and sixty-nine years old respectively. Both were active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the father of our subject, in politics, was an uncompromising Democrat. Eleazer Munsell was born in Seneca County, Ohio, […] Read more »