A. F. Post, farmer, section 2, Shabbona Township, was born in Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. April 20, 1826, his parents being John and Jerusha (Fuller) Post, and was reared on the farm. He emigrated to Illinois in the spring of 1850, passed the ensuing summer in Kane Co., IL, and in the fall came to Johnson’s Grove, this county. In 1865 he purchased a farm of 90 acres and it now comprises 254 acres, in Shabbona Township.
Mr. Post has been an active citizen in local interests. He has been a member of the Masonic Lodge at Shabbona for 20 years; was a Whig in early life, and has been a steadfast Republican since the organization of that party; and in religion he (as well as his wife) is a member of the Congregational Church of Shabbona.
He was married April 26, 1854, in Aurora, IL, to Miss Mariett, daughter of Hanford and Dorcas (Perry) Hoselton. She was born at Lyme, Jefferson Co., N.Y., Nov.10, 1833. Mr. and Mrs. Post have had two sons and three daughters, as follows: Ida M., born April 6, 1857, is now the wife of A.J. Chandler, of Plymouth Co., Iowa; Emery A., born March 2, 1859, married Lineaetta Stimpson and lives in Shabbona Township; Eddie M., born Nov. 29, 1861, died March 28, 1864; Elma D., born Nov. 1, 1869; and Mabel E., Oct. 29, 1873.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County, Illinois: Chapman Brothers, 1885, Chicago, IL