Hubert I. Ingersoll, farmer, Manito Township, Mason County, Ill., was born in Tazewell County, July 1, 1861, the son of Alexander D. and Sarah (Van Orman) Ingeroll, the father, born in Grafton, Ohio, in 1825, and died in 1901, and the mother a native of Ontario County, N. Y. Reuben and Christina (Van Deusen) Ingersoll, grandparents of Hubert I., were born in Massachusetts. The father, Alexander D. Ingersoll, came to Malone Township in 1854, and purchased a farm on Section 20. Wide-awake and generously gifted with business abilities of a high order, he became very wealthy and previous to his death owned 2,840 acres of land. Much of his money was made in stock-raising, and he was widely known as a successful farmer and cattle dealer. He and his wife attended the Christian Church. Mrs. Alexander D. Ingersoll is still living, and resides with a daughter in Pontiac.
Hubert I. Ingersoll attended the public schools, and, when twenty-one years of age, began his business career as a farmer, and as such won merited success, his holdings now comprising 500 acres of highly cultivated land with thoroughly modern improvements. With no aspiration for political honors, he has devoted his attention to the tillage of the soil with satisfactory results. He was married in Pekin, March 31, 1892, to Miss Lydia Seling, born April 16, 1870, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Linback) Seling, residents at one time of Mason County, Ill., but now living on their own farm in Section 19, Malone Township. Mr. and Mrs. Ingersoll are the parents of one child. Mr. Ingersoll was given the first letters of his grandfather’s name and is called “A. D.” He and his family attend the Lutheran Church, and in political views he is a Democrat. Mr. Ingersoll though closely identified with Tazewell County in early life, resides on the border of Mason County, in which his farm is located.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1028
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