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Jeremiah Buel Mariner

MARINER, Jeremiah Buel.— The farm of four hundred acres in Prairie City Township, McDonough County, now being operated by Jeremiah B. Mariner, has been in the possession of his family since the summer of 1855, when his parents, Orin and Hannah W. (York) Manner, came from Fulton County, where Jeremiah was born April 21, 1850. The parents were both natives of New York State, and were very early settlers of Illinois. Orin Mariner was an industrious and capable farmer, and added to his original half-section until, at the time of his death in 1901, he owned 400 acres. His wife, who died in 1900, reared four of her six children, Jeremiah B. being third in order of birth.

Mr. Mariner was educated in the public schools of McDonough County, and assumed the management of his father's farm at the time of his marriage, December 16, 1880, to Nettie E. Hurley, who was born in Fulton County, Ill., August 24, 1860. He now owns 320 acres in his own name, and carries on general farming and stock-raising, adding constantly to the improvements made by his father, and surrounding himself with those refinements and luxuries which distinguish the educated and successful from the ignorant and unambitious farmer. Like her husband, Mrs. Mariner represents one of the early families of Illinois, her parents. William and Joannah (Wolf) Hurley, having been born in Fulton County. The mother died March 20, 1890, and in 1893 the father married again, and is now living in Bird City, Cheyenne County, Kans. Mrs. Mariner is the third oldest of four children, and is herself the mother of three children: William O., born December 1, 1881; Glenn E., born January 18, 1883; and Charles B., born December 4, 1888. With characteristic kindness of heart, Mr. and Mrs. Mariner adopted a young girl named Celia Florence, who died February 20, 1898, at the age of twenty years. In his political affiliation Mr. Mariner is a Republican, and he has occupied practically all of the township offices, discharging their duties in a creditable manner. He is popular socially, as well as in his business relations, and is connected with the Knights of Pythias, Modern Woodmen of America and the Court of Honor. He is a zealous and progressive promoter of the best thus far achieved in agriculture, and his reputation as a man rests upon the possession of sterling qualities of mind and heart.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 444-445, extracted 12 Sep 2019 by Norma Hass.

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