CHEEK, Isaac H., who is engaged in farming in Bushnell Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Havana, Ill., on August 30, 1856, a son of Silas and Nancy (Ingraham) Cheek, natives of Kentucky. Mr. Cheek received his early education in Canton, Ill., and came to McDonough County in March, 1886. On January 31, 1884, he was married to Amanda J. Myers, who was born in Farmington, Ill. Five children have resulted from this union, namely: Herbert W., Bruce E., Ralph H., N. Jay and Silas Allen. Religiously, Mr. Cheek is a Baptist and politically, he gives his support to the Republican party. His fraternal affiliation is with the K. of P. and the M. W. A.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907.