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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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JACOB G. SWEGLE, farmer; P. O. Kumler; born in Fulton Co., Ill., May 13. 1845; here he was engaged in farming until 27 years of age, when he was united in marriage with Mrs. Frances E. Swegle, March 10, 1874; her maiden name was Frances E. Householder; she was born in Pennsylvania, and emigrated to Knox Co., with her parents, when quite young. Upon the marriage of Mr. Swegle, he followed farming a short time, in Fulton Co., and, in 1874, he located upon Section 12, West Township, where he has 160 acres of land under cultivation, upon which he has good farm buildings. The children of Jacob and Frances Swegle are — Charlie and William. Mrs. Swegle has two children by her previous husband — Elizabeth and Ruth.

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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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