01 (M): John A. WHEELER Born: Died: UNKNOWN Spouses: >>>
Benjamin F. WHEELER:
Notes: History of Pike County, Illinois, published 1880 by Charles Chapman & Co.
Montezuma Twp. - borders the Illinois River and lies between Detroit on the north and Pearl on the south. It was one of the first townships ro receive the early pioneers.
WHEELER, Benjamin F. - retired farmer; residence Milton; was born in Clermont County, Ohio in 1818, the son of Benjamin and Mary McCarty Wheeler, natives of Kentucky and Pennsylvania, respectively, who emigrated to Illinois in 1834 and settled in Pearl Township, where they both died. The subject of this sketch was married in Pearl in 1844 to Miss Almira, daughter of Peter Clemmons, who settled in the county in 1829. Of their several children, but one is living, John A. who married Amanda Morton and two children have been born to them - Cora B. and Anna R. Mr. Wheeler settled int his township in 1863, and on his present estate in 1875, consisting of 80 1/4 acres, valued at $100. an acre. The homestead, occupied by his son has 173 acres, besides 12 acres of timber. Mr. Wheeler is a self-made man; his opportunities for education were limited and his success has been effected only through his untiring industry. He is one of the "City Fathers" and is a member of the Christian Church.
History of Pike County, IL, p. 467.
Letter from County Clerk of Pike Co., IL.
"The only Benjamin Wheeler we have recorded died May 12, 1881 at the age of 63."