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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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ALBERT BISTORIOUS, general stock, Hudson; born near Culmer, France (now a part of the German Empire), April 20, 1846, but removed to this country in early childhood, with his father’s family; they located at New Orleans, La., in 1850; thence to Galveston, Tex., and about a year later to Limestone Township, Peoria Co., where they resided until 1872, when they removed to the city of Peoria. The subject of this sketch resided at Peoria until 1865. In 1871, he was married to Miss Mary Hurl, who was born in Pennsylvania; four children by this union — Catherine, Maggie, Dora and Ada. Mr. B. located at El Paso. Ill., in January, 1872, and opened a restaurant and bakery, and three years later sold his business at El Paso and removed to Hudson, his present home. In June, 1878, he sold his building and stock on the west side of the railroad track to Carlock Bros., and, in December of that year, commenced business at his present location. Mr. B. is a member of the following Masonic bodies: Woodford Lodge, No. 654, and Macky Chapter, No. 30, at El Paso. He owns 160 acres of land in Woodford Co., Ill.

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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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