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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  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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JOHN DEMUTH, farmer, Section 17, P. O. Columbus, was born in Pennsylvania, January 24,1832, and raised on a farm in same State. He moved to Illinois at the age of twenty-two, remaining on a farm in that State ten years. He came to Kansas in 1865 and located in Franklin County, farmed in this and other counties five years, and then came to Cherokee County and opened up a farm, which he sold out, and in 1874 opened his present farm. He raises grain and stock and has a fine selection of fruits and berries of all kinds. He was married to Miss Sarah Whipple, of Pennsylvania, and has two children living, Oridela and Mary Alice, and Joseph A. and Jessie, deceased.

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This family biography is one of 289 biographies included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Cherokee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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