Susan Pepoon

Full name

Susanna Robinson Pepoon

Alternative names

Susan Robinson, S. Robinson, Susan Pepoon

Presence on Earth



Seminary period alum

Susan Pepoon, née Susanna Robinson, was a student at Shimer College during the early Seminary period. She is listed in the First Biennial Register and Circular (1855), indicating attendance between 1853 and 1855, and possibly thereafter. The Register and Circular lists her hometown as Savanna, Illinois, approximately 13 kilometers (7.8 miles) from Mount Carroll.

In 1860, she married fellow Seminary alum Theodore Pepoon.

Shimer connectionsEdit


  • in Biographical Album of Johnson & Pawnee Counties, p. 606:
    [Theodore Pepoon] was married, Nov. 20, 1860, to Miss Susan Robinson. Four children have come to bless this union, namely: Percy, Alice, Lucy and Mary. The three daughters are living at home with their parents, making a most interesting and attractive group; the son is working at the printer's trade in Omaha. It is hardly necessary to add that they are being given first-class educational advantages. Upon the walls of their dwelling are some fine specimens of painting, mainly the work of Miss Alice, already spoken of. Miss Lucy at an early age evinced more than ordinary musical talent, and is now a fine performer on the piano, besides being a good alto singer.
    Mrs. Susan (Robinson) Pepoon was born in Jo Daviess County, Ill., Sept. 15, 1840, and lived there until the time of her marriage, completing her education in Mt. Carroll Seminary. Her father, James Robinson, was a native of Virginia, whence he emigrated when a young man to the vicinity of the lead mines of Galena, Ill., and later was married to Miss Cassandra Morris, who with her parents journeyed all the way from Kentucky by wagons to Illinois, and were in Jo Daviess County at the time of the Black Hawk War. The young people commenced life together on a farm in Jo Daviess County among its earliest pioneers, and reared a family of five children. Mr. Robinson, aside from his services as a soldier in the war above spoken of, carried on farming all his life. His death took place in January, 1846, at the old homestead in Jo Daviess County. The mother survived a number of years, dying in Falls City, in 1883, at the age of sixty-nine years, having been born in 1814.


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