Denio, Cyrenius B.

Born: 1816 New York

Died: 1855-08-13 California

Denio was a brick mason and in the mid-1850s supervised the construction of eighteen buildings in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He served in the Illinois House of Representatives in 1849 and 1853. In 1856, he again won election to the Illinois House as a Republican from Jo Daviess County. In 1860, Denio was farming in Jo Daviess County and had amassed $4,000 in real property, with a personal estate of $2,530. Sometime before 1870, Denio and his family moved to California.

U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Jo Daviess County, IL, 260; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Jo Daviess County, IL, 490; U.S. Census Office, Ninth Census of the United States (1870), Solano County, CA, 105; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 5 January 1857, 2:2; 11 February 1857, 2:1; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 217, 219, 222; California, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1850-1953, 14 March 1898, Solano County (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2015).