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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. 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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A. N. RINEHART, druggist, Bloomington. Another of the responsible drug firms, is that of T. Haering & Co.; the firm is composed of Messrs. T. Haering and A. N. Rinehart, the latter named gentleman being junior member of the firm; the partnership dating from 1872. Mr. Rinehart, the subject of this sketch, is a native of Hampshire Co., W. Va.; he was born March 18, 1843, and came West in the fall of 1854, locating in Macon Co., and in 1869, came to Bloomington, where he has since resided, except one year spent in Piatt Co. In the fall of 1870, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Downey, of Philadelphia, but a resident of Bloomington at time of marriage; she was born Sept. 25, 1849; they have one child- Katie E., born July 28, 1871. In 1872 he went in partnership with Dr. T. Haering; their drug establishment is located at No. 413 N. Main; the building is 60x22, and is stockpiled with everything in the drug line; this department comes particularly under Mr. Rinehart’s supervision, as the doctor is many times attending professional calls; though all who know him are well aware of his ability as a druggist.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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