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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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D. D. DANIELS, butcher, of the firm of Daniels & Logan, Bloomington; was born in Washington Co., Ohio, Oct. 20, 1829; in the spring of 1852, he, with five others of his town, started for California, via Topeka, Ft. Scott, etc., to Sacramento city, which place they reached after a tedious and eventful journey of six months; he returned in 1858 and located in Bloomington, where he has since lived; he is one of the oldest butchers, if not the very oldest, in Bloomington; and has the reputation of exposing for sale the finest quality of all kinds of meats, which, with fairness in dealing, has won him the large patronage he now enjoys; his place of business is 515 North Main street. He married Miss Emma Virden, of Virden, Ill., Oct. 22, 1863.

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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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