Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 172, submitted by Judy.
"Ephraim Y. Perigo, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Wamck
County, md., November 16, 1842, and is a son of Jonathan and Mary
(Baker) Perigo, who were also natives of the Hoosier State, and the
parents of five children, the subject of this sketch being next to the
youngest. The father settled in this county when it was yet in a
primeval state, and followed blacksmithing and farming successfully
until his death, which occurred when Ephraim was two years of age. Mrs.
Perigo is yet living, the wife of Henry Wilkerson. About two years after
her second marriage, Ephraim Y. Perigo began life's battle on his own
responsibility as a farm hand. On the breaking out of hostilities
between the North and the South in 1861, he volunteered his services in
the preservation of the Union, and was made a private in Company K,
Forty-second Regiment Indiana Infantry but after serving faithfully
until the close of the war, was discharged as First Lieutenant of his
company. He was an active participant in the battles of Perryville,
Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, through the
entire Atlanta campaign, and was wounded slightly four times. Since the
close of the war, Mr. Perigo has been engaged in agricultural pursuits
east of Boonville, now owning a farm of eighty-seven acres of well
improved land. In January, 1867, he was married to Miss Annie E. Hiley,
a native of Perry County, this State, and the following five of their
six children are yet living: John W., Mary M., James F., Albert P., and
Oliver. He is a Republican, a member of the G.A.R. and he and wife
belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church."
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