Biography - S Casper
S. D. CASPER, farmer, P. O. Anna, is a native of Union County, Ill., born June 25, 1858, to Peter H. and Elizabeth (Henderson) Casper. He was born in Union County in 1822, and was here raised on a farm and educated in the subscription schools of his day. He first left his home to enter the Mexican war, and served in it to its close, when he returned to Union and engaged in farming and fruit growing to the time of his death, which occurred December 2, 1878. His wife (subject's mother), was born in Tennessee December 29, 1828, and was brought to Union County by her parents in 1837. She is the mother of the following children: Walter J., America J., S. D., Addie L., Lincoln L., John R. and Oscar. Our subject spent his early life at home, assisting to till the soil of his father's farm, and receiving such an education as could be obtained in the common schools. At nineteen years of age, he took the management of his father's farm, and is now the owner of about ninety acres of good land. His farm and its general surroundings show the marks of a good agriculturist and an enterprising man.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 59.