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Biography of Sebastian Buehlhorn of Clarion, Illinois

Sebastian Buehlhorn was born January 25, 1825, in Kueps, Ober Frankin, Bavaria, Germany. He came to this country June 17, 1850. He was in debt $1.50 when he arrived in Clarion Township, Bureau Co., Il., where he worked three years, then rented, and afterwards bought 103 acres. He has now 262 acres, and has been a successful farmer. He was married here June 19, 1853, to Elizabeth Bauer, born January 1, 1829, in Baickheim, Germany. She is the mother of the following children: Mrs. Jane White, White D., whose name heads this biography, Mrs. Elizabeth Sark, John, Margaret and Henry …

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Biography of W.D. Billhorn/Buehlhorn of Clarion, Illinois

W. D. Billhorn, Clarion, is a son of Sebastian and Elizabeth (Bauer) Billhorn, natives of Germany, where the family name was spelled Buehlhorn. The grandparents of our subject were Peter and Margaretha (Wagner) Buehlhorn, also natives of Germany. where the grandfather died February 13, 1849, aged 51 years. The grandmother died June 28, 1883, aged seventy-eight years. They were the parents of seven children: Sebastian, John, Mrs. Catharine Trockenbrod, deceased; Mrs. Sophia Shaller, Veit; Mrs. Margaret Wilder and Frederick Buehlhorn.

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Biography of Philip H. Betz of Clarion, Illinois

Philip H. Betz, Clarion, was born in this county August 18, 1853. He is a son of Jacob Betz, who was born in 1813 in Germany. He came to New York in 1842. Two years afterward he came to Bureau County, where he bought a claim of Joseph Screach, in Clarion Township, where our subject now owns 390 acres. The grandfather of our subject was Adam Betz (see preceding sketch). The mother of our subject was Elizabeth (Fauble) Betz, who died in 1883. She was the mother of nine children, viz,: Jacob, George, Adam, Philip H., Mary, Sarah, Susan, Ruth …

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Biography of George M. Betz of Clarion, Illinois

George M. Betz, Clarion, was born November 4, 1845, in Clarion Township, south of Perkins Grove. He is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Fauble) Betz (see preceding sketch). Mr. Betz was reared here and has been engaged in farming and stock raising, which latter he follows mainly. On his farm of 311 acres he raises shorthorn and Jersey cattle, Clydesdale horses (of which two are imported), Jersey Reds and Poland-China hogs, and also a drove of 300 head of pure bred “Cots wool” sheep, which are renowned for their wool as well as their mutton. Mr. Betz is a …

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Biography of John H. Bauer of Clarion, Illinois

John H. Bauer, Clarion, was born June 3, 1818, in Au, Kronan, Bavaria, Germany. His parents, Henry and Catharina (Bauer) Bauer, died in Germany. They were the parents of the following children; George, deceased; John H., our subject; John, deceased; Thomas Bauer, of New York City; Mrs. Julia Fisher, of Bavaria, and Margaretha Bauer. John H. Bauer, our subject, came to this country in August 1847. He worked fourteen months for Squire Dayton, and two years for William Lewis, and then moved on to his farm of eighty acres, which he entered in 1848. At present he has 340 acres, …

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Biography of C. Henry Bauer of Clarion, Illinois

C. Henry Bauer, Clarion, was born January 16, 1828, in Strauszfort, Prussia, where his parents, Friedemann and Sophia (Starkey) Bauer died. They were the parents of seven children, viz: Frederick, William, Fritz, C. Henry our subject, Mrs. Fredericka Goetz, Mrs. Hannah Schultze and Mrs. Minnie Ditmar. Our subject, C. Henry Bauer, came to Clarion, Township, Bureau County, Ill., in 1854; here he worked on a farm and finally in about 1862, he had saved enough money to buy forty acres of land. He has now 273 acres of land which is the reward of persistent industry and economy. Mr. Bauer …

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Biography of Joseph Allen of Clarion, Illinois

Joseph Allen, Clarion, who is the subject of the following biography, was born May 21, 1813, in Hampshire County, Mass. His parents, Samuel and Elizabeth (Davis) Allen, were both natives of Massachusetts, where they died. They reared a family of three boys and three girls, viz.; Persis, Sally, Lucy, Davenport, Joseph and David. Of these, only Mrs. Lucy Rodes, David and Joseph Allen are yet living. The Allen family in America is of English extraction and were prominent among the pioneers of New England. Our subject was reared and educated in his native State, where he farmed till April 1836, …

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