Edward V. Ingersoll, farmer, Malone Township, Tazewell County, was born in Tazewell County July 1, 1855, son of Alexander D. and Sarah (Van Orman) Ingersoll. The father was born in Grafton, Ohio, in 1825, and died in 1901, while the mother was a native of Ontario County, N. Y., born in 1832, and was married to Mr. Ingersoll February 21. 1853. Alexander
D. Ingersoll was an early settler in Tazewell County, coming here in 1854, and, profiting by the opportunities presented at that time to shrewd and level-headed business men, became very wealthy and owned tracts of land aggregating 2,840 acres at the time of his death. Dealing extensively in cattle, both as a breeder and seller, he did much to promote the live stock interests of this portion of the State. His widow resides with a daughter at Pontiac, Ill. Edward V. Ingersoll obtained a good common school education, and, on arriving at his majority, became a farmer, and, as such, good success has crowned his efforts, owning at the present time a 420-acre farm, valued at $100 per acre. He was married August 14, 1877, to Miss Servylia Sehnert, who was born February 9, 1860, daughter of George and Agnes (Tibbs) Sehnert, farmer folks now living retired in Peoria. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Ingersoll: Elizabeth, Fannie Bell (wife of Alva Dean), Edwin Robert, Estella Irene and Vernice George. The family are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Ingersoll is a Democrat is political sentiment.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1028
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