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Lewis Noper

NOPER, Lewis, who has been successfully engaged in farming in McDonough County, Ill., for more than thirty years, and is now located in Walnut Grove Township, in this county, was born in La Harpe, Ill., September 13, 1850, a son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Beck) Noper, natives of Germany, the father being a tailor by trade. Mr. Noper first settled in Bethel Township in 1872, removed thence to Industry Township, where he remained five years, and has now been a resident of Scotland Township four years. In 1885 he purchased Thomas Klein's place of 160 acres, on which he has since carried on general farming and stock-raising, and to which in 1906 he added 160 acres adjoining.

On March 7, 1872, Mr. Noper was married to Ella Strader, who was born in Frankfort, Ross County, Ohio. The children born of this union are: Dora (Mrs. George Yeast); Clemm, deceased; Simeon; Eva; Valasco; Zoe, and Ross. In politics, Mr. Noper belongs to the Democratic party, and his religious faith is that of the United Brethren Church.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 968, extracted 17 Mar 2020 by Norma Hass.

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