Campbell, Gerald

​Jerry Campbell grew up in Rochester, Illinois on the very same property that his great great grandfather purchased in 1858. The Campbell family has been a part of the Rochester community ever since. The family is very proud of their connection to Abraham Lincoln, that he purportedly delivered a speech on their property in 1832 when he was running for the state legislature. The speech took place in front of what was later the home of Nelson Campbell in front of a walnut tree.