Dredge, John

Born: 1814-02-20 Pennsylvania

Died: 1869-09-18 Peoria, Illinois

Flourished: 1854-09-28 Peoria, Illinois

John Dredge was a chair maker and cabinetmaker in Peoria, Illinois. He married Aurelia Quimby in Fulton County, Illinois, on September 11, 1850, after his first wife, Barbara Anne Meyers died that year from childbirth. Dredge had three sons and one daughter with Barbara. Dredge supported the Whig Party. In 1860, he was living in Peoria's First Ward and owned $10,500 in real estate and had a personal estate of $13,500.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Fulton County, 11 September 1850, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Barbara Anne Meyers, U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, Peoria, Peoria County, IL, 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, 2010); U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Peoria, Peoria County, IL, 259; Petition of Jonathan K. Cooper and Others to Abraham Lincoln; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 1, Peoria, Peoria County, IL, 57; Gravestone, Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum, Peoria, IL.