Albert Boker, farmer, P. O. Robinson, was born May 8, 1843, in Germany. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He fought for the stars and stripes in our late war, having enlisted as a volunteer in the Eleventh Missouri Infantry. He was detailed afterward to the artillery.

After the war, he lived some years in Cincinnati, and finally came to Crawford County, Ill., where he was married, November 29, 1876, to Miss Maddie McDowell, born May 12, 1843. Her father was Benjamin McDowell, whose grandfather, Robert McDowell, was one of the pioneers of Crawford County, having come here in 1814.

He and his son John H. were also in the Indian war of 1815. His daughter, Mary H. McDowell, born October 29, 1811, and who is yet living, remembers of having seen old Fort Foote, and has herself been in Fort La Motte.

Mr. Boker is an Odd Fellow, and is identified with the Republican party. Mrs. Boker is the proud mother of four bright children; their names and births are as follows: Sarah L., born July 21, 1877; Benjamin, born September 28, 1879; William Henry, born April 25, 1881; and George V., born December 29, 1882. Mrs. Boker's brother, William A. McDowell, was killed at the battle of Fort Donelson.