Archive.org is just a great place to find things. This biography was cut from the PDF version of the scan of the 1882 History of Mercer and Henderson Counties [Illinois] which is one of the several Mercer County histories on the site.
Am working on an article on Andrew Trask, focusing on his life in the 1840 era. Would really love to know more about his working on a ship, but that will have to wait. Unfortunately we don't know who his parents are or anything about his life on the East Coast other than what is in this obituary.