Biography - D Rendleman

D. H. RENDLEMAN, Jr., farmer, P. O. Jonesboro, is a native of this county, and was born January 10, 1841. He is a son of D. H. Rendleman, Sr., who was born December 18, 1801, in Rowan County, N. C. The father came to this county in 1825, and here married Catharine Hunsaker, who was born in 1812 in this county. She is the mother of twelve children, nine girls and three boys. Our subject, Drake H. Rendleman went to school in this county and at Lebanon, Ill., at the McKendree College. He farmed with his father in early life, and taught school in the winters for sixteen consecutive years, ten terms being in his own district, getting his wages raised from $35 to $60 per month on account of his proficiency as a teacher. He was married in this county, April 23, 1865, to Martha Jane Goodman, who was born February 10, 1848, in Rowan County, N. C. She is the mother of eight children — Cora O., born December 29, 1866; Charles A., born September 8, 1868 (deceased); Daisy E., born December 15, 1869; Edith A., born October 27, 1871; Clarissa C, born July 17, 1874; Bertha A., born October 14, 1877; Wilford A., born October 7, 1880, and Ivo Zoe, born August 28, 1882. Mr. Rendleman now owns a farm of 190 acres, and is at present engaged somewhat in fruit raising also. Subject is a member of Jonesboro Lodge, No. 11, A., F. & A. M. In politics, Mr. Rendleman is a Democrat, and as such has been elected to the office of Township Treasurer by his constituents.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 109-110.

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