John Ingersoll, farmer, Malone Township, Tazewell County, Ill., was born in Tazewell County, September 27, 1857, a son of Alexander D. and Sarah (Van Orman) Ingersoll; his father was a native of Grafton, Ohio, and his mother of Ontario County, N. Y. The subject of’ this sketch obtained his education in the public schools, and early applied himself to farming, and now owns a farm of 320 acres, which is in a high state of cultivation. Fraternally he belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America and the Court of Honor, and in political views is a Democrat.
Mr. Ingersoll was married in Peoria, March 16, 1880, to Miss Mary Ellen Perdue, daughter of William I. and Anna (Wilson) Perdue, natives of Piqua and Norwalk, Ohio, respectively. They are the parents of nine children:
Dora E., Arthur D., Victor Emerson, Stanley John, Leonard Floyd, Ava Labell, Olive Irene, Mary Anna Bell and Lyle Alexander. Mrs. Ingersoll’s parents were married in the Buckeye State and came to Tazewell County, Ill., at an early day, locating first near Pekin, but later removed to a farm in Malone Township, where they now reside.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1028