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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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G. H. MILLER, architect, Bloomington There are few people who thoroughly understand the advantages to be gained by employing a first-class architect when they design erecting new buildings. He is a native of McLean Co.; was born in 1856, and learned the trade of an architect with Mr. R. Richter; in 1874, he spent some time working at his trade in Columbus, Ohio, and, in 1875, went to Chicago, where he spent one year as a draughtsman; he then returned to Bloomington, where he has since been engaged in business. His office is with the Bloomington Chair Manufacturing Company; he has on exhibition some very fine pencil work, among which is the new City Hall building and several prominent buildings of Bloomington.

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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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