Farmer, Greenbush Township, Warren County, (postoffice, Avon), is a lineal descendant of John Lahman, who was First Lieutenant in the Colonial Army and fought five years for American independence in the Revolutionary War. John Lahman was a Pennsylvanian, and his son, John Lahman, father of Jacob Lahman, was born in the Keystone State, where Jacob Lahman himself was born September 25, 1831.

The second John Lahman married Catherine Everly, who was also of Pennsylvania birth, and was an early settler in Cass County, Ill., where he died about fifty years ago. In 1855 Jacob Lahman, who had received a fair education in district schools, removed from Cass County to Warren County and bought eighty acres of land in Section 12, Greenbush Township, on which he lived until 1870, when he bought his present farm. He has been successful as a farmer and a stock-raiser, and is influential in his township as a Republican and as a member of the Christian church.

He married in Cass County, Priscilla Buck, August 14, 1853. To them were born children as follows: Julia, Franklin, Viola, Luther, Josiah and Emma P. His wife died April 10, 1864. He married Sarah Jones Lake September 10, 1865. To this union two children were born: Rosa C. and Jacob Enos; the last mentioned died at the age of six years, nine months and twenty-eight days. Jacob Lahman died October 17, 1901, at the age of seventy years, twenty-two days.


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