Corneau, Stephen A.

Born: 1820-XX-XX Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died: 1863-07-17 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: Springfield, Illinois

Stephen A. Corneau relocated to Springfield, Illinois, in 1838. Corneau served as the grand secretary of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of the State of Illinois from 1855 to 1857. In December 1856, Corneau received appointment as deputy clerk of the Sangamon County Circuit Court. He served as a U.S. commissioner from at least 1857 to 1863. In January 1860, he was appointed clerk pro tem of the U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois. In July 1860, Corneau owned real property valued at $2,000 and had a personal estate of $200. Politically, Corneau supported the Whig Party and later the Democratic Party.

Corneau married Sarah Bane in 1843, and in 1860 the couple had six children.

Records of the Antrim Family of America (Burlington, NJ: Harriet Stockton Antrim, 1899), 213; Illinois Daily State Journal (Springfield), 5 January 1860, 3:4; 11 June 1860, 3:2; 19 February 1863, 3:2; 18 July 1863, 3:2-3; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 27 December 1856, 3:1; The Ottawa Free Trader (IL), 15 August 1857, 2:5; Alton Daily Courier (IL), 21 April 1859, 2:1; The Daily Exchange (Baltimore, MD), 9 April 1861, 2:2; Whig City Meeting; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 24 December 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 124; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 262; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.