Biography - M Rendleman
M. M. RENDLEMAN, farmer, P. O. Jonesboro. The gentleman whose name heads this brief sketch is a son of one of the oldest and most well-to-do families in this county. Our subject is a native of this county, and was born January 17, 1847. His father, Jacob Rendleman, came to this county before Illinois had been admitted into the Union as a State. He was then eight years of age, and made his advent here with his grandfather. The father married Miss Rachael Hartline upon reaching manhood. This lady, who died May 20, 1860, was the mother often children, seven boys and three girls, all of whom are living, married and have families in this county. Mr. Rendleman was married the second time to Mrs. Mary Wilson, who is the mother of nine children, four by her first husband and five by the latter. Our subject, M. M. Rendleman, was educated in the schools of this county, and in early life he turned his attention to the occupation of a farmer. This he followed up until 1876, when he turned his attention to the mercantile business, keeping a general store first at Alto Pass. Here he remained one year, and then went to Makanda, Johnson County. He engaged in business at this point until September, 1882, when he once more returned to this county. Here he purchased the old Cox farm of 210 acres, and on which he now resides and follows once again the occupation of a tiller of the soil. Our subject was joined in matrimony October 2, 1877, to Miss Emma Bean, who was born in this county February 18, 1853. She is a daughter of George W. and Elizabeth (Taylor) Bean, the former is a native of Virginia and the latter of Tennessee. They have had eight children, and of this number only four are living. Both are now dead and their memories are cherished very fondly and pleasantly by all who knew them. Mrs. Emma B. Rendleman is the mother of one little girl, named Gracie, who was born February 15, 1882. In politics, Mr. Rendleman is identified with the Democratic party.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 110.