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Pease, Edward B.

Born: 1815-XX-XX New York

Flourished: Springfield, Illinois

By May 1839, Edward B. Pease and his brother William had established a hardware and cutlery store in Springfield, Illinois, called "E. B. Pease & Bro." After William's death in 1859, the company was dissolved, and Edward carried on the business in his own name. In 1860, Pease owned $17,000 worth of real estate and $10,000 worth of personal property, and his household included a domestic servant.

Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County (Chicago: Munsell, 1912 ), 2:1204; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 112; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 17 May 1839, 3:3; [Daily Illinois State Journal] (Springfield), 15 April 1859, 2:5; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 133.