Peter Cahill, farmer, on sec. 15, Aetna Tp., was born April 8, 1841, in Canada. At the age of 15 he entered upon his single-handed contest with the world, and at 21 he came to Michigan, working as a farmer and lumberman until the fall of 1867. In 1868 he bought 40 acres of wild land, to which he added by purchase 40 acres of railroad land, where on he built a log house and proceeded to prepare his farm for the sustenance of his family. He now has 30 acres under cultivation. In political sentiment Mr. Cahill is a Greenbacker, and the family are all adherents of the Catholic Church. Mr. Cahill has been Highway Commissioner one year and School Director two years. He was married in the township of Aetna, Aug. 5, 1867, to Sarah, daughter of William and Mary A. ( Plimpton) Mitchell, natives of the State of New York, and their children are: Vesta, born May 22, 1868, Alice, July 31, 1870, Frances W., Oct. 17, 1876, James E., July 8, 1880. Gertrude is deceased.