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Levi Berl

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Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 11/24/2005 at 20:51:05

Levi Berl, farmer; Sec. 25; P O Boone ; was born in Baden Germany, Oct 26,1827, and when 14 years of age his parents died; he concluded to try the fortunes of the new world and landed at New York, and then went to Jew Jersey; he there went to work on a farm, but became sick and returned to New York City and began clerking in a hotel; in 1846 he went Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania; learned the blacksmith's tade and followed it most of the time until two years ago; in 1861 he came to Iowa and located at Clinton and ran the shop for the railroad company; in 1863 he went to Amboy, Illinios, and remined three years, when he came to Boone, and in 1878 moved upon his prsent farm of 125 acres; Feb 27,1854, he married Miss Rosanna Baker, a native of Penn, born March 17, 1837; have five children: Emma, archilbald, Edwin and Mabel, on deceased

Bio from 1880 boone county history book page 557


 

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