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Date: 6/3/2005 at 14:30:12
Biography reproduced from page 467 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Christian Bell, son of John and Dora Bell, was born in Balderbach, Mecklenburg, Germany, June 22, 1837. When twenty-eight years of age he emigrated to the United States, going first to Buffalo, N. Y., where he worked six months in a saw-mill. He then went to Elmhurst, Ill, where he lived sixteen years, being a part of the time engaged in farming, and afterward in keeping hotel. In 1882 he came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, and settled on section 33, where he owns 240 acres of land, 200 of which is cultivated. He also owns eighty acres on section 29. Mr. Bell has a new house on his place, 16x32 feet, and a barn, 24x50 feet. He has eleven and a half acres planted in grove, and one-half of an acre in orchard. He deals largely in stock. Mr. Bell was married in Mecklenburg, to Maria Bass, daughter of John and Mary Bass. They have had eleven children, ten of whom are livingóChristian, Sophia, Charles, Anna, Henry, Minnie, John, Emma, Etta and Mary. William died at Elmhurst, Ill. Mr. Bell is a republican in politics. He is a member of the Lutheran Church.
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