Julius Tapp,

farmer, Jefferson Township, resident of Section 29, owns forty acres of good land. He is a native of the township, and was born June 26, 1851. He obtained a fair education in the common schools, and was brought up to habits of industry. His parents, Demarcus L. and Mary A. (Peters) Tapp, were born in Jefferson Township, the father, May 22, 1825; the mother, January 24, 1824. In his young days the father flat-boated, after which he turned his attention to farming, in which he continued till his death, July 1, 1860. Mrs. Tapp died, June 27, 1880. They raised a family of four children: Cecilia, born February 10, 1848; Julia Q., April, 1849; Julius, June 26, 1851, and Selestene A., August 10, 1856. The subject of this sketch is a quiet unassuming man, and though still treading in the lonely walk of single life is doing his part in earning for himself an honest living.