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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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HENNICK, C., railroad agent, Keokuk Junction; was born in Center county, Pa., Sept. 3, 1843; emigrated with his parents, in 1853; to Stephenson county, Ill., where he resided until 1861, when he enlisted in the 46th Regt. Ill. Inf., Co. B, Capt., R. V. Anking, of Freeport, and served four years, four months and twenty days; was in the battles of Ft. Donaldson, Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Hatchie, Vicksburg, and several skirmishes; was mustered out at Springfield, Ill., Feb. 2, 1866; is at present Captain of the Keokuk Junction Guards, Co. E, State Militia, commanded by Col. Hanna. After the close of the war he returned to Center county, Pa., and attended school two years; then, in 1869, came to Adams county; married Annie Rhea, Jan. 1, 1874. She was born in Columbus, Adams county, April 13, 1854. One child, Arthur A., born Jan. 13, 1875; died Aug. 10, 1877.

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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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