An excellent farm of two hundred and eighty acres on section 30, Pella Township, well developed and well improved, is the property of Myron Lewis Sherman, who since 1868, with the exception of a period of fifteen years has resided in Ford county. He was born at Watertown, New York, June 6, 1863, a son of Nicholas and Electa J. (Lewis) Sherman, who were natives of the state of New York and came to Illinois in 1855, settling in Kendall county, where the father followed farming until 1868. He then removed with his family to Ford county, purchasing land in Pella township, whereon he lived for five years and then returned to Kendall county. Another period of five years was there passed, after which he came again to Ford county, settling once more on their farm, which remained the place of residence of the father and mother until 1893, when they retired to Piper City, where their last days were passed.
Myron L. Sherman remained with his father during the period of his minority and acquired a public-school education. He rented land from his father when he had reached adult age and thus carried on farming on his own account for five years, after which he bought eighty acres on section 30, Pella township. This was the nucleus of his present farm, the boundaries of which have been extended from time to time until he now owns two hundred and eighty acres on section 30, Pella township. It is a valuable farm, neat and thrifty in appearance and well improved with good buildings and modern equipments.
In 1881 Mr. Sherman was married to Miss Ella Keller, who was born in Pulaski, New York. Her parents are now living in Estherville, Iowa, and in their family were nine children. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Sherman have been born four children but Cora, the eldest, is now deceased. The others are: Jennie E., the wife of Hugo Trunk, of Livingston county; George E., at home; and Jessie, the wife of John K. Reed, of Piper City.
In his political views Mr. Sherman is a stalwart republican and has served as highway commissioner for fourteen years, also filling the office of school director for nine years. He belongs to the Masonic lodge, No. 608, at Piper City, to Fairbury Chapter, No. 99, R. A. M., at Fairbury, and St. Paul Commandery, No. 34, K. T., of Fairbury. He is a supporter of the Methodist Episcopal church. In the Masonic lodge he has filled all of the chairs and is most loyal to the teachings of the craft. His interest in the community, its substantial development and its improvement along social, intellectual and moral lines, has led to his endorsement of many movements that have been of material benefit in accomplishing desired results. His business record is commendable in that his industry, unfaltering diligence and keen business discernment constitute the basis of the success which he is now enjoying.

Extracted 17 Oct 2016 by Norma Hass from History of Ford County, Illinois, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1908, author E. A. Gardner, Volume 2, pages 839-840.

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