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11907 HISTORY
Fred Yetter

YETTER, Fred L., a prosperous farmer and at present County Treasurer of McDonough County, Ill., now residing at Macomb, was born December 15, 1867, and in his youth attended the public and central preparatory schools. He is a son of Johnson Yetter, born near Philadelphia, Pa., and Samantha (Davidson) Yetter, born in the vicinity of Springfield, Ohio. His paternal grandfather was John Yetter, and his grandfather on the maternal side was John Davidson--the latter a native of New York State. Fred L. Yetter is the fourth of the children born to his parents, among whom was but one sister. He was reared on a farm and, his father having died in 1887, continued to live and work there until 1903. At that period he changed his residence to Macomb, retaining, however, his farming interests.

Mr. Yetter was married September 11, 1890, to Saloma Dowell, who was born in the vicinity of Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, and received her early education in the public school. The children resulting from this union were H. Rex and Bernice, who died at the age of eighteen months. Politically, Mr. Yetter is a Republican. He was appointed census enumerator of Blandinsville Township in 1900, in 1903 was elected County Treasurer of McDonough County, and assumed the duties of that office on December 1, 1907. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his fraternal affiliations are with the I. O. O. F. (Military Tract Lodge No. 145), M. W. A. and Macomb Lodge No. 1006, B. P. O. E. Mr. Yetter is a man of sound judgment and superior intelligence, has served the public to the satisfaction of his constituents and is popular in the community.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907.