YEAST, Andrew. — The reputation for excellent farming and broad citizenship established by that early settler, John Leonard Yeast, is being maintained by Andrew Yeast, son of the pioneer, and one of the most successful of the younger generation of agriculturists of Sciota Township. The elder Yeast, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this work, carved his prosperity out of small beginnings, and at the time of his death in 1900 left one of the best equipped farms in the township.
Andrew Yeast was born on the farm he now occupies in Sciota Township, in December, 1875, and received his education, with many attendant disadvantages, in the district schools of his neighborhood. He was reared to work and economy, and to a scientific knowledge of soil-culture and stock-raising. He has 160 acres devoted principally to stock, raised and led for both market and breeding purposes. He has a well built and comfortably furnished home, presided over by his wife, formerly Pearl Henry, whom he married in Macomb in 1904, and who is a daughter of Levi and Nellie (Alexander) Henry, early settlers of McDonough County. To Mr. and Mrs. Yeast have been born a daughter, Greta Darline, a bright and promising child, now in her second year. Mr. Yeast devotes himself to his farm duties to the exclusion of outside interests, and has no time or inclination for political or other honors. He is energetic and business-like, honorable and obliging, and is regarded as a stable and promising factor in the community.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 1051-1052, extracted 26 Oct 2020 by Norma Hass.
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