Prairie Farmer's Directory of Peoria County
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This directory has been transcribed
by Janine Crandell. I tried to keep to the original
spellings, even when they have been misspelled. If there are any corrections
that need to be made, please email me anytime! Thank you!
Abbreviations Used in this
a—Acres; Ch—Children; O—Owner; T—Tenant or Renter; R—Rural Route; Sec—Section;
Maiden name of wife follows directory name in parentheses ( ); figures at end of information-
year became resident of county. Name of farm follows names of children in quotation marks.
In case of a tenant, the farm owner's name follows the figures giving size of farm.
Where there are two or more sections of the same number in a township, the range number
follows the section number, as "Sec26R14W." The section can be located by referring to the range numbers on
the margin of the map. In some cases the location of the section is given instead of the range number, as "Sec24SW."
This means that the Sec24 referred to is in the Southwestern part of the township.
Aberle, August (Lena Menold) Ch Albert, Annie, Emma, Louisa; Peoria R4 Richwood Sec8 T195a H. Perkins (1913)
Aberle, August—Name. (Lena Menold)—Wife's maiden name, Ch Albert, Annie, Emma, Louisa;
Peoria R4—Postoffice, Peoria R, F. D. 4. Richwood Sec8—Richwood township, Section 8.
T195a—Tenant on 195 acres, H, Perkins—Owner's name, (1913)—Lived in county since 1913.
THE PRAIRIE FARMER'S CREED
I believe in red clover, I
believe in cow peas, I believe in soy
beans, and above all, I believe in alfalfa, the queen of forage plants.
I believe in a permanent
agriculture, a soil that shall grow richer
rather than poorer from year to year.
I believe in hundred bushel corn
and in fifty bushel wheat, and
I shall not be satisfied with anything less.
I believe that the only good
weed is a dead weed, and that a
clean farm is as important as a clean conscience.
I believe in the farm boy and in
the farm girl, the farmer's
best crops and the future's best hope.
I believe in the farm woman, and
will do all in my power to
make her life easier and happier.
I believe in a country school
that prepares for country life, and
a country church that teaches its people to love
deeply and live honorably.
I believe in community spirit, a
pride in home and neighbors, and
I will do my part to make my own community the best in the state.
I believe in better roads. I
will use the road drag conscientiously
whenever opportunity offers, and I will not "soldier"
when working out my road tax.
I believe in happiness, I
believe in the power of a smile, and I
will use mine on every possible occasion.
I believe in the farmer, I
believe in farm life, I believe in the
inspiration of the open country.
I am proud to be a farmer, and I
will try earnestly to
be worthy of the name.
Any contributions, corrections, or suggestions would be deeply appreciated!
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Updated February 3, 2007