Alfred Bane

“1886 History of La Salle County”
Groveland Township
p. 307

Submitted by Frank Manning.

Alfred Bane, farmer, section 14 Groveland Township, was born in 1836 in
Marshall County, W. Va., a son of Frederick and Martha (Harvey) Bane. In
1850 Frederick Bane brought his family to Illinois and spent the first
winter at Crow Creek, and the next eight years engaged in farming on
rented land in Roberts Township, Marshall County. The capital of the
family at that time was $60 and two teams of horses, but hard work and
enterprise naturally resulted in success, and in 1859 the father settled
on a farm of his own on section 14, Groveland Township, where he died
June 10, 1880, and where his widow still lives. Alfred Bane bought the
farm where he now lives in the spring of 1863, and his twenty-two years
of good management has resulted in prosperity and he now has the land
well improved, a good house and farm buildings, tool house, work shop
and blacksmith shop in which repairs are made and money earned and
saved. He is the veteran threader of the township, a business he has
followed thirty-three years. He owns a machine still in good repair,
which he operated eighteen years, with no expense for boxes or other
repairs. Mr. Bane was married March 3, 1863, to Mary Clossen a native
of Barr-Castle-on-the-Moselle, Germany. They have two sons – Walter 8,
and Mathias. In politics Mr. Bane is a Democrat.