Dr. Alexander Ingersoll, farmer, Malone Township, Tazewell County, was born in Pekin. Ill., September 21. 1870. son of Alexander D. and Sarah (Van Orman) Ingersoll, the former born in Grafton, Ohio, in 1825, and the latter a native of Ontario County, N. Y. In early life the father was engaged in mercantile pursuits, but after coming to Tazewell County, Ill, in 1854, settled in Section 20, Malone Township, and became a very successful farmer, owning at the time of his death 2,840 3-4 acres. His widow is still living with her daughter in Pontiac, Ill. Dr. Ingersoll, the subject of this sketch, received his education in the common schools, and early adopted farming as his life-work, and is now the owner and operator of a well appointed farm of 320 acres; On June 29, 1893, he was married in Pekin, Ill., to Miss Minnie Reder, by whom there are two children: Elizabeth Euphrosyne and Sarah E. The parents of Mrs. Ingersoll were Edmund W. and Mary E. (Clayton) Reder. Mr. Reder was born near Rochester,
N. Y., and became an early settler of Spring Lake Township, Tazewell County, where, in early manhood, he was engaged in teaching, but later became a farmer. In recent years he has lived in Chicago, but still retains the ownership of his farm. Mrs. Reder, mother of Mrs. Ingersoll, was born in Tazewell County. Before marriage Mrs. Ingersoll was engaged, for five terms, in teaching in the Tazewell County schools.
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