VAN PELT Family HIstory

  VAN PELT, CHAS. (Charles) J., agent of the Illinois Central R. R. Co; P. O. Minonk; born in Highland Co., 0hio,  February 16, 1834. Came to Illinois in March 1858, locating at Bloomington, McLean, Illinois. Was first in the employ of the Illinois Central R. R. Co. at Normal in 1870, removing to Minonk, his present home, July 27, 1874. Served as Collector two terms while a resident of McLean County, Illinois. Charles Van Pelt married January 23, 1861, at Franklin, St. Mary’s Parish, Louisiana, to Miss Helen M Trowbridge, daughter of Capt. Isaac Trowbridge.  She was born in […] Read more »