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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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F. A. HOMUTH, butcher; Bloomington; was born in Prussia, September 20, 1828, where he was raised and schooled; during his early life, he learned the trade of a tailor, which business he followed until 1860, when he came to this country, locating in Goshen, Ind., where he followed agricultural pursuits until 1863, when he removed to Bloomington, Ill., and began in the butcher business. His shop is at 110 East Front street, where he keeps a well-arranged market; he is a practical butcher of over fifteen years’ experience and is said to be well-skilled at the business. He married Miss Tora Roof, of Bloomington, Ill., in May, 1864; they have a family of two children.

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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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