INCORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP
The township of Mount Morris was organized in. the year 1850, under the Township Organization Law, passed by the State Legislature In February of the year previous. The first town meeting was held on the second day of April, 1850, in the chapel of the Rock River Seminary, for the purpose of choosing town oiffcers. Of this meeting D. J. Pinckney was moderator and Benj. G. Stephens, clerk. A resolution was passed to divide the township into six road difitriets, and an overseer of highways was appointed for each district. The election of town officers, as are required by law to be elected by ballot, resulted as follows: For supervisor, James B. McCoy; town clerk, A. Q. Allen; assessor, M. Garman; collector, Jonathan Kuodle, Sr.; highway commissioners, Abram Thomas, Jacob Myerw, Henry Hiestand; constables, Peter Knodle, Henry Little; justices of the peace, James M. Webb, Henry Little; overseer of the poor, Benj. G. Stephens.
The voters at this first township election numbered 107, many of whose names are probably forgotten by the present citizens of Mount Morris. The list will be of interest to many, and is as follows:
David Gloss. Michael Garman Jr.. F, G. Petrie.
Samuel S. Miller. Martin Rodermel, John Sehultz.
David Beard, George Brayton, Daniel Arnold
John Heard, Daniel Sprecher, William Schultz
Abraham Thomas. Michael Jarman Sr., Stephen H.Cheney
John Harmon, Jr.. William Little, Peter Kuodle
D. J. Pinkney, Jacob Coffman, Otho Wallace
Peter Glasgow, Salathiel Highbarger Henry Newcomer
Andrew Rowland. Jacob Rice Jr., Henry Seff,
James T. Hays Jacob Meyers, Enoch Wood.
Joseph Muller O. N. Adams. Elias Bilker.
William Grnbb. Henry Clarke, Richard McClain,
Jacob Beard, C. C. Olds. Stephen Fouts
Walter McNutt, Jacoli Hoffman, Henry Thomas,
Jonathan Knodle. Sr.. John Wallace, George Avey,
John Palmer, Adam Patterson, Thomas Winn
Charles M. Haller, John Ankney, Benj. Hedrick,
Washingtou Phelps John Lauderbaugh Aaron Billig
Samuel Garber. David Butterbaugh. F. B. Brayton
Samuel Webb Andrew Newcomer. Matthew Ayers
Jacob Philips Jacob Hykns, J. J. Beatty,
Henry Coffman. Henry Agard, N. J. Stroh.
James Mitten. Joel K, Carll. Benj. G. Stephens,
Thomas Bryant, William Falkler. J. B. McCoy.
John Rice, James M. Webb, L. S. Carll.
George Fonke. Tallbot C. Ankney. Stephen Adams,
John Miller, C. Misner, W, S, Blair,
Henry Little, John Hammer. William Hodges
Jonathan Knodle. Jr..
S. M. Fellows.
Jacob A. Knodle.
N. J. Judson.
Peter Knodle. Sr..
John F. Grosh.
A. Q. Allen.
A. C. Marston.
History of Ogle County-1878
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