1925 Biography - Abraham Hunsaker

The founders of the Hunsaker family of this section of Illinois were Abraham and Jane (Snyder) Hunsaker. They were so far as is known natives of Pennsylvania and came from that state in 1812, settling in that part of Johnson that later made Union County. This name appears frequently on our early court records especially George Hunsaker. Nicholas, their son, married Olive Montgomery, a native of Virginia. They were the parents of Mortimer who was born in Union County in 1834 and came to Elvira Township, this County 1870. He was a successful farmer of his time and a Justice of the Peace for many years. He married Mary Stearns. Their children were Augustus, Charles and Jennie, who married Dr. W. G. White. Charles is a farmer of this county. F. M. Hunsaker is a nephew of Mortimer and also a native of Union County. He is one of the substantial farmers of Elvira Township. He married Seva Drake. Their children were Berthyl, Holly and Clyde. They live on the Drake farm located on the Vienna and Goreville road.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 474.

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