J. F. LYERLY, farmer, P. O. Mound City, was born February 2, 1847, in Pulaski County, where he received his education, also attending the Commercial College at Springfield, Ill., for several months. He clerked some in early life, but followed farming principally, identifying himself with the interest of his neighborhood, especially Sunday school work, having been Superintendent for the last five years. He has been married twice; his first wife was Miss Pet Thompson, who died August 4, 1867, leaving one daughter, Katie, born July 14, 1867. He was married a second time to Mrs. Nannie Minnich, born December 31, 1846, daughter of Daniel and Cynthia (Thompson) Littlejohn, natives of Northern Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Lyeriy are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is also a member of the "Grange," and a member of the A., F. & A. M. fraternity. Having represented his lodge twice at Chicago as Master. In politics he is Democratic. Has been Township Treasurer for twelve years.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, pages 270-271.