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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd 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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BALDES, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 1, P.O. Wrightsville, was born in Prussia, Nov. 1, 1825; came to this country in 1857, where he remained until he accumulated means to purchase the land he now owns. Was married in 1865, to Miss Regina Taffrey. They have had five children; Joseph, born Nov. 1, 1867; John B., born March 19, 1869; Kathrina, born Feb. 14, 1871; Peter, born Sept. 11, 1873; Anna M., born Aug. 20, 1878. He is a member of the Catholic Church, and says he has always voted the Democratic ticket. He owns 40 acres of land.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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