Husband: William B. CAMERER
Born: 13 JUL 1805 in Fleming Co., KY
Married: 17 JUL 1828 in Clermont Co., OH
Died: 12 APR 1847 in Pike Co. , IL
Wife: Eleanor D. WHEELER
Born: 15 FEB 1811 in Mason Co., KY ?
Father: Benjamin W. WHEELER
Mother: Mary MCCARTER
Spouses: Silas HUMPHREY
01 (M): Cyrus CAMERER
Died: 03 JAN 1849 in Pearl Twp., Pike Co., IL
02 (F): Elizabeth (Eliza?) CAMERER
Born: about 1829 in OH
03 (F): Eleanor CAMERER
Born: about 1844 in IL
William B. CAMERER:Notes:1872 Plat of Pike Co. IL:
PEARL TOWNSHIP pg 133
This is a timbered Township with a small strip of unequaled prairie running
through its centre. It is a fractional Township, bound on the East by the
Illinois River, and portions of it is very rough. The first settlers in this
Township were A. Perkins, J. R. Ottwell, Wm. Pruett, and John Otwell, in the
year 1825. The first improvements were made in Sections 15 and 27. Thomas
Lumley and Wm. B. Camerer were among the early settlers of this Township, and
did much to improve it. The first child born was John Orwell; and the first
death was Thomas Murry. The first parties married in this Township were Wm.
Otwell and Miss Rachell Collins. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr.
Osborn, who also preached the first sermon in the Township at the house of
John Otwell, in 1829; he was of Baptist denomination. James McConnell was the
first Justice of Peace. The first School House was built on Section 28, in
1831; and the first Church in 1867. Constantine Smith was the first
Supervisor. The Louisiana branch of the St. Louis and Chicago R. R. has
lately been completed through the Township.
Eleanor D. WHEELER:Notes:1850 Pike County, IL Census
HUMPREY Silas 25 b KY farmer $200 RE
Eleanor 39 b KY $600 RE
Eliza 21 OH
Eleanor 6 IL
Catherine 2 IL
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