Biography - Anson H. Greenman

Anson H. Greenman is probably as well known in Tuscola and its environment as any other citizen in the county. With the exception of four years he has continuously held the office of township assessor since the year 1881, and is now a candidate for re-election without opposition.
Anson H. Greenman was born in Noble county. Indiana, November 11, 1841, and is a son of Anson and Olive (Cunningham) Greenman. The former was born in Canada, and the latter in Ohio. Mr. Greenman, at an early age, at the death of his parents, was bound out, and went through the hardships that generally befall an orphan under similar circumstances. At the time of his country's peril he volunteered his services in the Civil war, and joining Company B, Eighty-fourth Indiana, as a private, August 1, 1862, under Captain Ellis, of Muncie, and Colonel Trussler, of Connersville, Indiana. He was four times wounded and of late has suffered from one wound received at the battle of Franklin. He also participated in the battles of Resaca, Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia. The Eighty-fourth Indiana participated in twenty-six battles and skirmishes. In 1865, after being mustered out, Mr. Greenman settled on a farm in Tuscola township, and moved into Tuscola city in February, 1891, and never cast a vote any where else; he is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
In 1866 he was wedded to Miss Mary E. Gish, a lady of fine intelligence, who has borne him four children; John L., employe of the Illinois Central Railroad Company; Ollie, employee of the Mt. Pleasant (Iowa) Hospital for the Insane; Dora, wife of James Highland, of Champaign, Illinois, and Emma, who is at home. Mr. Greenman is a pleasant, genial gentleman, an ardent Republican and an active worker for the success of his party.

Extracted 12 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 137-138.

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