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Eugene E. Sapp

SAPP, Eugene E., a well-known hardware merchant and grain dealer, of Sciota, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Birmingham, Schuyler County, Ill., on December 6, 1859, a son of Samuel R. and Maggie (Miller) Sapp, the father, a native of North Carolina, and the mother, of Missouri. Grandfather Brummel Sapp was born in North Carolina. Samuel R. Sapp, who was a farmer by occupation, is still living, a resident of Good Hope, Ill. Eugene E. Sapp, in early life, attended the public school and the Plymouth High School and came to Sciota in 1879. Here he established himself as a merchant and has been thus engaged ever since. He deals in hardware, buggies, wagons, farm machinery, grain, etc. He bought the elevator of Mills Brothers, at Peoria, which is situated on the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad, and has an operating capacity of 12,000 bushels and a storage capacity of 20,000 bushels. In 1892, he built a store containing 9,260 square feet of floor space.

On February 28, 1884, Mr. Sapp was married to Emma Statler, who was born and schooled in Good Hope. Ill. Four children are the offspring of their marriage, namely: Lena, nineteen years old; Una, fifteen years old; Esther, six years old; and Keith, three years old. Politically, Mr. Sapp is a Republican, and fraternally, is a member of the K. of P., M. W., I. O. O. F., and A. F. & A. M., belonging to the Blue Lodge and Commandery in the latter order. The subject of this sketch is one of the most substantial and prosperous business men of this part of the county, and personally one of the most popular.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 995-996, extracted 30 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass.

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