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Epler, Charles B.

Born: 1820-XX-XX Pennsylvania

Died: 1855-08-08 Cass County, Illinois

Flourished: 1849-02-19 Cass County, Illinois

Charles B. Epler was a farmer and postmaster. In 1831, Epler's father, John Epler, brought his family from Clark County, Indiana to Illinois, where they settled in the area of Morgan County that would later become Cass County. In 1843, Charles married Mary Lurton, and they settled in Cass County, where Epler was a farmer. From 1845 to 1849, he served as postmaster of Jersey Prairie, Illinois. In 1850, he owned $2,100 worth of real estate.

William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Cass County, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1882), 156, 201; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Morgan County, 22 February 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1845-1855, 18:20, 144, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1847 (Washington, DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1847), *415; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Cass County, IL, 38; Gravestone, Zion Cemetery, Virginia, IL.