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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Isaac S. Peters

SOURCE: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Champaign County, Illinois," Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1887


ISAAC S. PETERS was born in St. Joseph Township, July 18, 1853, and received his education in the district schools. He is a son of Robert and Mary E. (SWEARINGEN) PETERS, the former a native of Rush County, Ind., where he was born January 8, 1827, the son of William, who was the son of David PETERS, the birthplace of the latter being Pennsylvania. He lived to be ninety-six years of age. Robert died February 13, 1894. His wife, Mary E., was the daughter of Henry and Ann (ROBERTSON) SWEARINGEN, her birth taking place March 31, 1831. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peters were the parents of ten children, namely: Sarah C., Isaac S., John H., Susan J., Eliza A., William A., mary E., Franklin, who died at the age of twenty-four years; Thomas J., died when three years old; Robert G., died aged two years, and Alta May, who died at the age of one year.

Isaac S. is a Republican in politics, and has served his community several terms as Assessor and Collector. He is connected with the St. Joseph Bank and also has banking interests in Champaign. Socially he is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen of America.

Mr. Peters was married March 12, 1882, to Miss Mary F. MCCOLLUM, the daughter of Cyrus and Tabitha (SLAYTON) MCCOLLUM, of St. Joseph Township, the former of whom was killed during the Civil War in 1864. The mother was born in Kentucky, April 5, 1828, and died in November, 1870. Mr. and Mrs. McCollum had five children, all of whom are deceased except Mrs. Peters.

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Peters are the parents of five children, namely; Chloe D., Born January 20, 1885; Mae F., born July 29, 1886; Maud L., born August 29, 1888; Everett Robert, born January 21, 1894; and Marie, born June 5, 1896. Mae F. is now Assistant Cashier in the St. Joseph Bank. Mr. Peters is the owner of a fine farm just south of the corporate limits of St. Joseph, upon which he lives and where he is raising fine horses, cattle and hogs, besides farming extensively.

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