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Menard, Peter

Born: 1797-XX-XX Kaskaskia, Illinois

Died: 1871-11-30 Tremont, Illinois

Peter Menard was the second child and first son of Pierre Menard. He moved to Peoria and in 1830, he married Caroline Stillman there. In 1832, Governor John Reynolds appointed him recorder and probate judge of Peoria County. Sometime before his election to the Illinois House of Representatives as a Whig in 1840, he settled in Tazewell County. He won a seat again in 1842. Caroline died in 1847; and Menard married Emily Briggs in Tremont, Illinois, in 1850.

Edward Gay Mason,Pierre Menard, and Pierre-Menard Papers: Historical Sketch and Notes (Chicago: Fergus, 1890), 23; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 344, 359; Sangamo Journal, 27 October 1832, 3:1; Gravestone, Mount Hope Cemetery, Tremont, IL.