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Louis Ahrens


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/20/2006 at 11:38:03

Louis Ahrens, farmer, Sec 18, P O Boone, was born in Halstein, Prussia, December 9, 1826, in 1853 came to the United States, first settling in New York City, where he resided for three years, in 1856 he moved to Rock Island county, Illinois, and remained there until 1868, when he came to this county, since residing here, owns 240 acres of land, under cultivation, and has one of the finest farms in that portion of the township, in 1854 he was married, in New York, to Catharine Vogts, she was born in Hanover, Prussia, January 17, 1836, they have nine children living: John G, Henry, Lettie A, G Adolph, Herman A, Charles, Martins, Benjamin and Emma, have lost six: George (age eleven years), and five infants, the German Lutheran Church of which Mr A and wife are members, is built upon his farm, he takes active part in the affairs of his township, especially school affairs, and is giving hi children, alike, a good English education

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