Fred Hamsuit, for the past eight years agent of the Royal Oil Company, Pekin, Ill., was born in Cook County, Ill., in 1851, and came to Tazewell County with his father Henry Hamsuit, in 1860. He was reared on a farm and educated in the public schools, eventually engaging in farming, on his own responsibility, in Spring Lake Township. About 1894 he settled at Pekin, and purchased a fine residence on Park Street.
Mr. Hamsuit has since taken a deep interest in the general affairs of the city, stanchly supporting the Democratic party, and ably discharging his duties as Road Commissioner. His long association with the Royal Oil Company is sufficient guarantee of his faithfulness and efficiency, and the esteem in which he is held by his fellow townsmen argues well for his sterling personal characteristics.
In 1878 Mr. Hamsuit married Addie Leach, who was born in Pekin, and they are the parents of two children, Fred and Lulu.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1013