Saturday, April 3, 2010

Yoho, Hiram

Captain Hiram Yoho, Georgetown, [IL] farmer and stock-raiser, is a native of Vermilion county, Illinois.

He was born the 24th of December, 1836, and has always made his home in the county. He lived with his parents until 1861. He then enlisted in the 12th Ill. Inf., and was in service three months; he then enlisted in the 35th Ill. as a Private in Co. E, and was in service until the close of the war. He was made Second Sergeant, and in a few months chosen as First Lieutenant, and served as such about one year. He was then made Captain of Co. E, and was in the battles of Pea Ridge, Nashville, and Corinth. He served mostly on detached duty, transporting prisoners, assisting in drafts in New York and Michigan, etc.

On the 15th of May, 1865 he married Miss Nancy A. Ritter. She was living on the present place. They had five children, four living, vis: Marquis R., Ophelia, Thaddeus and Allen B.
(Source: "The History of Vermilion County, Illinois, Together with Historic Notes on the Northwest," 1879 by Dr. H.W. Beckwith, p. 529-530 - furnished by Kay Bolls)

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