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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CORMENY, GEORGE, farmer; Sec. 11; P. O. Payson; was born June 2, 1810, in York county, Pa., in which place his parents, Adam and Catherine (Louck) Cormeny were also born. He spent the early years of his life on a farm there, and married Rebecca Luttmann, a native of the same county, July 16, 1838. He learned the shoemakers’ trade and devoted his attention to it until 1854, when they came to Illinois and settled on the farm where they now live, the land having very little improvements on it at that time. The house and the barn now on the farm cost over $4,000. Have had twelve children — nine living: Adam J., Albert, Malinda, Lawrence, Catharine C., Marritt, Rebecca, Amy M., Agnes, George H., and Eugene. He and wife are members of the Lutheran church. They own 140 acres in their home farm, worth $60 per acre, and twenty-seven in Richfield township, worth $20 per acre. George H. is the ninth child, and was born the 4th of February, 1854, in York county, Pa. He is engaged in farming.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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