History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties,
Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).
B. Standerfer, treasurer of Hamilton County, war, born in that county
December 24, 1830, a son of Job and Mary (Dailey) Standerfer, natives
respectively of Tennessee and Kentucky. The father was born in Maury
County, Tenn., in 1802, and in 1816 with his father, Arch, settled in
Auxer Creek, Crouch Township, afterward moving to Shelby County, where he
died. Job followed farming, and for six years was county treasurer and
associate judge for several years. He was a Democrat in politics. Eleven
of their twelve children are now living, with whom the parents now reside
in this county. John B. was reared to manhood on the farm, and has
followed farming most of his life, now owning a good farm in Crouch
Township, three and a half miles west of McLeansboro. From August 13,
1862, to -November 16, 1863, be served as private in Company A,
Eighty-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, when he was disabled by
rheumatism during service. He has been a life-long Democrat. He was county
treasurer and assessor two terms, and two years later was elected sheriff.
In 1886 he was elected treasurer of the county under the new organization.
January 16 1851, he married Elizabeth Shirley, who died in 1865 leaving
five children: Job; Wilbern; Hamilton; Amanda, wife of H. L. Maulding,
Reuben, and John F. (deceased). He next married Nancy J. Deitz, who died
April 25, 1884. Their children are Robert, Marshall, Edward, Ebington,
Charles, Elizabeth and John T. March 12, 1885, he married Nancy J. Myers,
of this county. They are both Missionary Baptists, and are esteemed
members of the community.