part of a volume entitled History of the Ninety - Third Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry: From Organization To Muster Out --Statistics Compiled by Aaron Dunbar Sergeant, Company " B", Revised and Edited by Harvey M. Trimble, Adjutant
Submitted by Jeffrey MacAdam, to whom every reader should be grateful.
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Capt. Jacob S. Kinnan, Company I
JACOB S. KINNAN, was born November 10th, 1836, in Morris County, New Jersey. Ther family came to Illinois when Jacob was a lad, and for many years lived on a farm about a mile and a half southwest of Princeton. He enlisted as a private, August 13, 1862, and was appointed second Sergeant on the organization of the company, the same day, and was afterward promoted to First Lieutenant and Captain. He served with his company until the close of the war. He was present in every battle and on every march in which the regiment participated. In the spring following the close of the war, he began farming, in Bureau County, Illinois, and continued in that business for twenty years. He then sold his farm, and removed to Jefferson, Iowa, and resided there about three years. He then returned to Princeton, Illinois, where he continued to reside until the death of his wife, December 18, 1891. He then spent one year traveling. But he soon became discontented with a life of leisure and returned to Iowa and occupied a farm which he had purchased in Adair County, consisting of about six hundred acres of good land, which he continued to manage until his decease. He was a successful business man, and left quite a large estate to an only daughter.
He died June 9th, 1896, at Jefferson, Iowa, and was brought back to his old home and buried, at Princeton, Illinois.
Thomas M. Wyle, First Lieut., Company I
THOMPSON M. WYLIE, in the fall of 1866, settled in Buda, Bureau County, Illinois, and remained there about one year, when he removed to Tiskilwa, Illinois, and engaged in business there for about two years. In the spring of 1871, he removed to Tampico, in Whiteside County, Illinois, And engaged in the lumber business there with Mr. D. McMillen as a partner. In the spring of 1876, they began dealing in hardware, in connection with their lumber business, which was continued until the fall of 1886, when they dissolved the partnership, Lieutenant Wylie retaining the hardware business, in which he continued until the fall of 1890, when he sold out. He has not been enaged in active business since then. During these years his business was prospeous. He purchased a farm and now occupying it, in the northwestern part of Bureau County, three miles from Tampico. He was married in the fall of 1871, and has three children.
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