Biography - John Williams
JOHN F. WILLIAMS, farmer, P. O. Anna, was born in Union County, Ill., February 20, 1856. His father, Peter Williams, is a native of Virginia, and is now residing in Saratoga Precinct, Union County. His mother, Nancy (Verble) Williams, was born in Union County, and died in 1859. She was the mother of two children. John F., our subject, was raised on the farm and educated in the common schools of his native county. At nineteen years of age, he left his home and embarked on his career in life as a farmer. He is now the manager of 120 acres of land, and is the owner of forty acres. In 1875, he married Miss Mary A. Penninger, a native of Union County. This union has been blest with the following children: William, Everet, Oscar and Ralph.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 91-92.