CREDELLAS STEWART, merchant, Hodge's Park. One of the 3-oungest merchants in
Alexander County is the gentleman of whom this is a brief sketch. He was
born in Choctaw County, Miss., March 2, 1857; he is a son of W. W. Stewart,
who is a native of North Carolina. When our subject was about seven years of
age, his father came with him to Illinois, where he settled in Thebes
Precinct. Here he farmed for a number of years, and then came to Unity
Precinct, where he is at present farming. Our subject attended school at
Thebes until he was about eighteen, and then commenced clerking for B. F.
Brown & Co. In 1880, he came to Hodge's Park, and opened a store with B. F.
Brown, under the title of Brown & Stewart. They now carry a stock of about
$2,500. Mr. Stewart was married, May 28, 1882, to Miss Nancy Ziegler, a
daughter of Willard and Kate (Yount) Ziegler, natives of Pennsylvania. He is
now serving as Postmaster at Hodge's Park; in politics, he is a Republican.
Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander,
Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 242.