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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd 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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TERPENING, JOHN, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 2, P.O. Kane. John Terpening is a native of Ulster County, in the State of New York, and was born in 1817; was the third child of David and Hannah Terpening in New York State; his time was principally spent in agricultural pursuits, and while here a resident he united his fortunes to Miss Mahala Roe, a daughter of John S. Roe, a native of New York State, by whom he had nine children, seven of whom are living: Simon, Hannah E., Sarah M., Rachel, Ellen and Jerusha, and Uriah D. Mrs. T. died in New York State in 1865, and the following Spring Mr. Terpening emigrated West, and located in Greene County, where he first worked as a farm hand; in 1873, he was married to Mrs. Julian Terpening, relict of Jesse Terpening, and a daughter of Joseph Stevens. Mrs. Terpening is a native of Ohio. The estate comprises 40 acres.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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