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Maus, William S. (Mans)

Born: 1807-08-05 Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Flourished: Tazewell County, Illinois

Alternate name: Mans

Maus studied medicine with a physician in Berwick, Pennsylvania, then attended the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1830. In 1831 Maus moved to Mackinaw, Illinois, in Tazewell County, and began practicing medicine. By 1838, Maus had moved to Pekin, Illinois, and began the first of two terms as a representative in the Illinois General Assembly. In 1851 Maus stopped practicing medicine and devoted himself to a mercantile business in Pekin and to a farm near Mackinaw.

U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Tazewell County, IL, 123; Atlas Map of Tazewell County, 51.