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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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M. MEYER, butcher, Bloomington; was born in Canton Luzerne, Jan. 9, 1845. He came to this country in 1857, and located in Madison, Ind., and there began the trade of a butcher, continuing until 1859; thence to Chicago, where he remained, engaged at his trade, until 1860; thence to Crawfordsville; then, in 1863, he came to Bloomington, and, in 1865, began on his own account. Mr. Meyer is a practical butcher of many years’ experience, and is said to be skilled at the business, and has the reputation of killing excellent meat. He is located at 1011 W. Chestnut street, where he will ever be found ready to wait upon his numerous patrons. He married Miss Mary Steiger, of Springfield, Ill., Dec. 26, 1857; they have a family of four boys.

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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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