DONER, Henry, a well-known and substantial citizen of Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., formerly a successful farmer in this vicinity, but now keeping aloof from laborious exertion, was born in Canton, Ill., in the year 1853. He is a son of David and Mary (Meyers) Doner who were born in the State of Pennsylvania.
In 1855 Mr. Doner's parents brought him to McDonough County, where they located on a farm of 206 acres just south of Bushnell, where the subject of this sketch lived until 1899, engaged in general farming and stock-raising. Of this farm (the original home place), located in Section 4, Mound Township, and purchased by his father in 1855, Mr. Doner still retains 145 acres. He is also the owner of two stock farms in Harris and Farmington Townships, Fulton County, consisting respectively of 120 and 180 acres.
Mr. Doner was married February 7, 1878, to Amanda C. Kline, who was born in Canton, Ill. Her father, Andrew Kline, came to Marshall County at an early period, and thence moved to Canton. He was one of a family of four children, the others being Emma (Mrs. John Kline), Anna B. Doner and Mary (Mrs. Wymans). The children resulting from this union of Mr. and Mrs. Doner are David R., Mabel A. and Harry A. David R. married Blanche Pearl Arter, and they reside in Prairie City Township, being the parents of one child, Mabel Mildred. Mabel A., wife of Howard W. Matthews, resides in Macomb. The family occupy a comfortable residence purchased from Louis Kaiser, and Mr. Doner still conducts his farming operations personally. While still in the vigor of ripe manhood, by diligent application to his chosen pursuit, Mr. Doner has reached that condition of life which affords contentment and repose, free from the cares and vexations of earlier years. He is a Republican in politics.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907.
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