Bear, John,



                                      Farmer, S. 21; P.O. Edenville; born Jan. 25, 1821, in Baden, Germany; in 1846, came to Pennsylvania; in 1847, removed to Ohio; then to Richmond, Ind.; in 1851, returned to Philadelphia; in 1853, removed to New York; in 1861, traveled with the American Circus for six months; then returned to New York; in 1862, removed to Hilton Head, S.C.; in 1865, returned to New York; then went to Germany; the same year came to Bucks Co., Penn.; in 1866, came to his present farm. Married Lizzie Bechtel in July 1868; she was born in 1835, in Germany; has four children, three living—John, David, Daniel and John.

                                      p.586, Eden Township




                             --Taken from “The History of Marshall County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.


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