One of the enterprising farmers of Greenbush Township, Warren County, at the present time holding the office of Township Supervisor, was born in the town of Greenbush, August 14, 1853, and is a son of Jerome B. and Mary (Woods) Hatch, born respectively in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. November 9, 1827, and in Madison County, New York, in 1826. His paternal grandparents were Noah and Sarah (Bunnell) Hatch; and his maternal grandparents, Asa and Mary (Willford) Woods, born in New York and in Connecticut respectively.

Mr. Hatch received his education in the dis­ trict school and early applied himself to the tillage of the soil in which he has been signally successful. He was married on February I5, 1891, to lona Walker, in Union Township, Fulton County, where she was born March 15, 1860, the daughter of J. G. and Minerva (Brown) Walker. Her father, who now has Ms home in Avon, was born in Kentucky in 1831, and her mother, who was born in Fulton County, is dead. Mr. and 'Mrs. Hatch have a son. Edward Warren Hatch.

Jerome B. Hatch came to Illinois at an early day, and very soon acquired a farm. He led a long and useful career as a farmer, and both himself and wife are still living, in their cosy and comfortable home in Avon. He owns 100 acres in Fulton County, and a hundred acres in Warren County. The father and mother both belong to the Universalist Church.

Warren W. Hatch lived at home until lie reached his majority, and for the ensuing four years was in the employment of his father at wages. At the expiration of that period in company with his father he bought a farm in Section 36 of Greenbush Township. Warren County, and has now become wealthy, owning 354 acres, and being extensively engaged in buying, feeding and raising stock, principally hogs and horses. He is in his third term as Supervisor of the town of Greenbush, and has served as School Director about twelve years. Politically Mr. Hatch is a strong Republican.


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