Henry Fash

Fash, Henry: Farmer; born in Peoria County, November 18, 1835; son of Daniel and Phebe (Campbell) Fash. The father was born in New York City and the Mother in New Jersey. Daniel Fash settled in Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois in 1833, where he owned a farm. Subsequently he came to Peoria and bought a farm on the bluff near the village-now city of Peoria-when the Indians still lived in this section of the state.

Mr. Fash died after the family settled here. Mrs. Fash survived him about 2 years.

Henry Fash married Lavinia Harris at Peoria, February 12, 1861. She was born in London, England in 1845. Her parents Matthew and Jane Harris came to the United States in 1849. The mother died after coming to this country, and the father started overland for California during the great gold rush and was never afterward heard of.

Five children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Fash: Thomas H., Catherine, Addie L., Daniel and Edgar. Catherine married John Shokell, Thomas Married Anna Schafer, and addie married JW Rooksby. Mr. Fash is a Republican. He served as Constable of Limestone Township nine years and has been a school director.