CASSIUS ELMER GENUNG.— Among the sturdy, energetic and successful farmers and stockraisers of Canoe Creek township, who thoroughly understand the vocation which they follow, and are consequently enabled to carry on their calling with profit to themselves, is the subject of this sketch. He is actively engaged in agricultural pursuits on section 18, where he owns one hundred and twenty acres of rich and arable land, and in connection with general farming is successfully engaged in the breeding of thoroughbred Jersey red hogs.
A native of Rock Island county, Mr. Genung was born in Coe township, May 27, 1862, and is a son of William and Elizabeth(Dunmire) Genung, natives of New York and Pennsylvania, respectively, who came with their parents to Illinois during pioneer days. The paternal grandfather was the first white man to leave the settlement along the Mississippi and go among the Indians in Coe township. The maternal grandparents located in Mercer county, where they died, after which the mother came to Coe township, where she met and married Mr. Genung. Later he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land, which he improved and cultivated, and added to it, until he had a valuable tract of two hundred forty acres, on w'hich his widow is still living. His death occurred in November, 1891 1880 Coe, Rock Island, Illinois census Household Gender Age Birthplace self William W. Genung M 55 New York wife Elizabeth Genung F 41Pennsylvania son Cassius E. Genung M 18 Illinois son Frank Genung M 14 Illinois son George Genung M 12 Illinois daughter Sarah Genung F 10 Illinois daughter Emma Genung F 6 Illinois son Charles Genung M 5 Illinois daughter Addie Genung F 3 Illinois nephew William B. Genung M 11 Iowa