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John Clemens


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 13:15:36

John Clemens, proprietor of coal mines, Sec 12, P O Zenorsville, was born in Ireland, November 1, 1826, and attended school until twelve years of age, then went to England, completed his education there, he soon commenced farming and in 1850 emigrated to America, landing in New York, he then went to Illinois, where he continued farming and in 1859 move to California, there engaging in gold mining, in 1867 he left that state and came to this county, where he has since resided, dealing in coal, his mine is situated on Sec 12, and its area is forty acres, it was opened in 1873, the thickness of the vein is four feet, and the distance under the surface forty feet, the annual amount of coal mined is about seven thousand tons, has forty men employed, February 1, 1867he married Miss Helen Clemens, they have four children: James W, John W F, Anna L and Henry H

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