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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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FREDERICK BUILTA, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Arrowsmith; was born in Prussia Nov. 28, 1824; lived in Prussia nine years; came to Pennsylvania in 1834, and thence to Peoria, in this State, where he remained until 1863; he then came to McLean Co., where he has since resided. Was married to Jane Maurice Dec. 15, 1850; she was born in Cumberland Co., Penn., Dec. 5, 1829: they are the parents of nine children — John H., George A., Thomas W., who died Sept. 17, 1853; Rosella J., David M., Mary E., Abraham L., Sarah A. and Frederick. Mr. Builta has 160 acres of land, worth $40 per acre. He has held the office of School Director, fifteen years. Mrs. Builta’s grandfather was in the Revolutionary war; her father in the war of 1812.

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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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