Andrew AMEND, farming, Sec. 28; P. O. Joliet; was born in Germany in the spring of 1829. He married Miss Suzan ZIPH in 1848; she was born in Bavaria in 1816; they have one adopted daughter, viz., Suzan. He left Germany when quite young and came to the United States with his parents, who settled in Huron Co., Ohio, and engaged in farming; remained until 1850, when he went to Iowa and remained a few months, when he came to Will Co., IL, and settled in Plainfield; remained two years; thence to Sec. 1 of Joliet Twp., and lived there four years; he then moved on the Plankroad and remained some ten years; he then went to Ohio and engaged in grocery and saloon; remained until 1865, when he came to Joliet and engaged in saloon and boarding-house; he also acted as Constable some ten years; in 1878, he came to his present place; he started in poor circumstances, and now owns 101 acres here, besides some residence property in Joliet. His mother died in Ohio in 1855, and his father died in Canada in 1860.
Source: History of Will County, Illinois; Chicago: Wm LeBaron Jr & Co, 186 Dearborn Street, 1878.