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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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STORK & PANEKO, contractors and builders, corner of 12th and State streets. Frederick Stork was born near Herford, Regierungs-bazirk Preus-Minden, Europe, Nov. 15, 1844, and came to America, arriving at New Orleans, with his parents, in 1854, coming direct to Quincy, Ill. He married Miss Wilhelmina Drege, at Quincy, Ill.. Aug. 4, 1874. She was born in Oldeshausen Regierungs-bezirk, Osterrode, Prussia, March 29, 1853, and came to America with her mother, in August, 1871, going direct to Quincy. They had three children: Frank Henry Edward, born July 1, 1870 (by a former wife); Peter Henry Frederick, born May 22, 1875, and Herman Ludwig, born July 10, 1877. Religion, Lutheran. Politics, Democrat. Enlisted at Quincy, Ill., Aug. 15, 1862, in Co. A, 119th Regt., Ill. Inf., and was honorably discharged at Mobile, Ala., Aug. 26, 1865, and participated in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged. He is a member of the Protestant Widows and Orphans Society of Quincy, Ill. Real and personal property estimated at $7,000.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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