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LAHMAN, JACOB L., farmer, Greenbush Township, Warren County, (postoffice, Avon), is a lineal descendant of John
Lahman, who was First Lieutenant in the Colonial Army and fought five years for American independence in the Revolutionary
War. John Lahman was a Pennsylvanian, and his son, John Lahman. father of Jacob Lahman, was born in the Keystone
State, where Jacob Lahman himself was born September 25, 1831. The second John Lahman married Catherine Everly.
who was also of Pennsylvania birth, and was an early settler in Cass County, Ill., where he died about fifty years
ago. In 1855 Jacob Lahman, who had received a fair education in district schools, removed from Cass. County to
Warren County and bought eighty acres of land in Section 12, Greenbush Township, on which he lived until 1870,
when he bought his present farm. He has been successful as a farmer and a stock-raiser, and is influential in his
township as a Republican and as a member of the Christian church. He married in Cass County, Priscilla Buck, August
14. 1853. To them were born children as follows: Julia, Franklin, Viola. Luther, Josiah and Emma P. His wife died
April 10, 1864. He married Sarah Jones Lake September 10, 1865. To this union two children were born: Rosa C. and
Jacob Enos; the last mentioned died at the age of six years, nine months and twenty eight days. Jacob Lahman died
October 17, 1901. at the age of seventy years, twenty-two days.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois
and the history of Warren County.
Edited by: Newton Bareman, LL. D. & Paul Selby, A. M.
Published by: Munsell Publishing Company