FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 676-677.

          Isaac G. Berridge was born in Evansville, Ind., August 6, 1845, the son of Joseph and Sarah (Grooms) Berridge, natives of England.  The father came to the United States a short time before our subject's birth and located at Evansville, Ind., their present home.  Isaac G. was raised and educated in his native city, and learned the dry goods business in a large wholesale firm in that city, first as clerk, then as traveling salesman.  In 1873 he came to McLeansboro, engaged in his present business and has contributed largely to the success of the well known firm of Berridge & Pake.  January 18, 1872, he married Sarah V. Burtis, of Evansville, Ind.  Their only child is Mabel.  He is a Republican, an Odd Fellow and a Knight of Honor.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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