Shelby Co Illinois
Another early settler was William Weeger, who made a settlement on Richland Creek in the spring of 1826. He was one of the early county commissioners. His eldest son, John Weeger, settled here at the same time. His wife Anna bore him twins July 4th, 18 26. Their names were Julia Ann and Jane. The neighboring Indians made for them a double papoose cradle, which is still retained in the family, and is regarded as a unique and curious article of furniture.
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