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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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DAVID ZUCK, famer and stock-raiser; P. O. Chenoa; was born in Franklin Co., Penn., Nov. 8, 1830. In 1844, his parents emigrated to Illinois, and settled in Fulton Co., where his mother still resides, his father having died in March, 1865. Mr. Zuck lived in Fulton Co. until March, 1869, when he removed to McLean Co., settling on his present farm. He owns a farm of 106 acres on Secs. 28 and 33. He also rents 200 acres, in addition. He knows how to take advantage of the various circumstances of his surroundings and turn them to a profitable issue and is one of the most prosperous farmers of the neighborhood. He was married Dec 5, 1852, to Miss Catharine Fink, of Fulton Co., Ill., who was born in Frederickstown, Md. April 8, 1834, and came to Fulton Co. with her parents in early childhood. They have nine children, all living — Sylvester, Solomon Marion, William Fenton, Mary T., Charles Alva, Elmer, Sarah Ellen, Ida Alice and Ira. Mr. Zuck has served as School Director three years.

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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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