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Levi E. Disbrow, son of Samuel, was born August 24, 1847, in Lorain county, Ohio, and was ten years old when his parents removed to Cass county. He learned the blacksmith's trade early from his father, and in 1868 commenced as a journeyman in his father's employ. He conducted a photograph gallery from 1874 to 1877, then closed out the business and went again to blacksmithing. He was married in Lewis, June 26, 1870, to Nellie Grant, a native of Illinois. They have four children--Minnie, Roy, Lulu and Rachel. Their child Willie died at the age of one and one-half years.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 533.

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