The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Ashmore Township.
Jeremiah Lane, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Ashmore; was born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, Jan. 17, 1844; his father, George W. Lane, was a pioneer, coming from his native State, Maryland, at the age of 13; his mother, Sarah Lane, was a native of Ohio, and a descendant of a Maryland family; his parents both died in Ohio; Mr. Lane was raised on the farm, and has followed that avocation all his life; he came to Coles Co.. in 1873, and settled on his present farm, one mile east of the village of Ashmore, where he owns 134 acres of land, with good brick house, commodious barn, outbuildings, etc.; he makes a specialty of breeding fine horses, having ten now on hand; also has 160 hogs. He was married March 10, 1870, to Miss Cornelia Swartz, who was born in Campbell Co., Ky., July 12, 1854; they have two children living - Minnie L. and Henry L.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Ashmore Township