W. L. DEAHL, farmer, P. O. America, was born February 9, 1850, in Pulaski County. He is a son of Jacob Deahl, born February 20, 1809, in Germany, a farmer by occupation. He came to the United States when a young man. He worked a few years in North Carolina, and then settled in this county, following farming. Here he married and was identified with the county more or less until his death, which occurred June 2, 1876. The mother of our subject was Sarah J. (Wilson) Deahl, born July 17, 1823, in this county. She was a daughter of William and Catharine (French) Wilson, who may be classed among our old pioneers. They are mentioned in our general history. Our subject was educated in the common schools of this county. He has made farming his vocation. He was joined in matrimony here, June 28, 1877, to Miss Anna Dunn, born June 28, 1848, in this county, daughter of Benjamin F. and Jane (Bowman) Dunn. Mrs. Anna Deahl is the mother of one child now living, Lafayette Deahl, born September 10, 1881. Mr. Deahl has been Constable in this precinct for four years, and is one of our wideawake young farmers.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, pages 260-261.