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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. 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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ADAM MUELLER, grocer, Bloomington; was born in Bavaria, Germany, June 30, 1830; during his early life, he learned the trade of a tailor; he came to this country in 1851, locating in New York City, where he followed tailoring until 1856, when he came to Bloomington, and, for some four years, was in the employ of the C. & A. R. R. Co. During the late war, he enlisted with the 82d I. V. I. in 1862, and was in many of the most severe battles of the war, and at the battle of Chancellorsville was wounded, from the effects of which he has not wholly recovered, and the hardships and privations of a soldier’s life are yet fresh in his memory; he did hospital duty until mustered out in 1865. He then returned to Bloomington and built his present place of business, where he keeps a good stock of well-assorted groceries. He married Miss Barbara Dietz, of his native country, in August, 1852; they have two children— John A. and Emma.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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