John K. Warner
One of the prominent and leading farmers of Burns Township is John K. Warner. He is engaged in general agriculture on section 15. Here he owns an excellent farm on 216 acres, most of which is tillable, and upon which he has erected a fine residence and good farm buildings. He was born in Upper Canada , Oct. 24, 1830 , and when about 15 years old came with his parents to Henry County , since which time he has made this his home and has grown up to be one of the well-to-do farmers of Burns. His parents, Ralph and Clara (Keeler) Warner, are notices in the sketch of O. R. Warner, the brother of John K.
One of the greatest events in the life of Mr. Warner occurred on New Year’s Day in the year 1857. Upon that day he and Miss Almina W. Ladd were united in marriage. The ceremony was celebrated at Cambridge . Mrs. Warner is a native of New York , having been born in Oneida County , May 25, 1837 . Her parents, Andrew and Mary (Robinson) Ladd, were natives of the Empire State . Mrs. Warner was the eldest of the family of five children, and she is the mother of a family of four, as follows: Ella R., Fred B., Ralph B. and John R. Ella is the wife of Ezra Brasel, a farmer of Burns Township, and the mother of four children,--Blanche, born Nov. 9, 1876; Lora, March 13, 1881; Maud, July 5, 1883; and Lenora, deceased.
1885 Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry Co., Illinois page 506
Transcribed by Jan Roggy
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