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 John B. Standerfer

  From The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties, Illinois; Hamilton County Biographical Appendix, Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1887; pp. 740-741L

John B. Standerfer, treasurer of Hamilton County, was born in that county December 24, 1830, a son of Job and Mary (Daily) Standerfer; natives respectively of Tennessee and Kentucky. The father was born in Maury County, Tenn. in 1802, and in 1816 with his father, Arch (Archibald) 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 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 18, 1862, to November 16, 1863, he 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, Wilburn, Hamilton, Amanda (wife of H. L. Maulding, deputy circuit clerk; 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. On March 12, 1885, he married Nancy J. Myers, of this county. They are both missionary Baptist, and are esteemed members of the community.

John Bannister Standerfer's Obituary- Published September 3, 1914 in the Times, Hamilton County, Illinois:

John B. Standerfer was born December 24, 1830, died September 1, 1914 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. L. Maulding, age eighty three years, eight months and six days.   Mr. Standerfer was a life time citizen of Hamilton county.  He was married four times.  In 1850 he was married to Elizabeth Shirley; to this union six children were born, Wilburn, Ruben and Frank deceased; Job, Ham and Amanda survive him.   Elizabeth, his wife, died in 1864. In 1865, he was married to Nancy Daily, to this union eight children were born, Robert, Marshall, Edwards, Ebington, Charlie, Bettie and Trap.  Nancy his wife died in 1884.  In 1885, he was married to Nancy Myers, who died in 1888.  In 1890, he was married to Hattie O'Neal, who died in 1902.

In 1862 he enlisted in the Civil War and was mustered out in 1863.

He joined Ten Mile Baptist Church sixty-five years ago, his membership at the time of his death was in Blooming Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Blooming Grove.  Interment in the cemetery at that place.

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Click here to see John B. Standerfer's Civil War Military Record.

Click here to see John B. and Hattie McCullough's Marriage License.

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