Obituary of John Dodge
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John DODGE, farmer; p. O. Crete; was born in Crete Twp., Will Co., IL, Aug. 11, 1840, and is the son of Enoch and Susan (ADAMS) DODGE, who were among the early settlers of Crete Twp., Will Co., IL.
Enoch DODGE, a farmer, was born in Beverly, N. H., Dec. 8, 1795; with his parents, moved to Vermont; here he married in Eden, Vt., Nov. 26, 1818, Miss Susan ADAMS, born in Rutland, Mass., in 1803. In 1838, they emigrated West in a two-horse wagon, starting Oct. 4, and arriving in Will Co., IL, Nov. 26, 1838.
They first lived in a log cabin on the HEWES farm. Mr. DODGE purchased 160 acres of Government land (the old homestead). Here he made improvements, moved his family on the farm, and engaged in farming throughout life.
He died on the old homestead March 4, 1873, respected and honored by his fellow-men, leaving a wife and nine children to mourn his loss.
Mr. John DODGE was engaged in farming on the old homestead. He married Martha WILDER, daughter of Almon WILDER, one of the old settlers of Will Co.
Mr. DODGE enlisted in the late war, in the 9th Minn., Co. F, as Sergeant. He mustered out at close of the war.
Enoch enlisted in the 100th I. V. I.; participated in some of the prominent battles; mustered out at close of the war; now farming in Kansas.