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Joseph Michels

MICHELS, BONDZ

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 15:37:33

Joseph Michels, farmer, Sec 6, P O Beaver, was born in Germany, April 6, 1831, and there lived until he reached his majority, in 1852 he emigrated to this country, landing in New York, on his arrival there he was in debt eight dollars, which he worked out soon after he landed, stayed in that state a short time, and then moved to Pennsylvania, after a stay there of eighteen months, he went to Springfield, Ohio, and soon moved to Wisconsin, in eighteen months more he went to St Pal, Minnesota, and after four years to St Louis, Missouri, then to Peoria, Illinois, until 1863, he was there married to Elizabeth Bondz, a native of Germany, July 6, 1862, from Illinois he went to Minnesota in 1863, and remained there until 1869, he came to this county in the same year and in 1875 settled where he has since lived, owns 214 acres of good land, well improved and in cultivation, although Mr M commenced in this country without means, he has not been idle, as surroundings fully testify, their family consists of eight children: Joseph N, John P, Elizabeth M, William A, Mary E, Amanda, Jacob H and Franklin B

1880 Boone Co History Book


 

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