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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 S. DILL, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 8, P. O. Keelville, was born in Fountain County, Ind., in 1830, and settled in Iowa in 1850, and carried on farming there till 1875, when he located here, and has been successfully connected with that industry here since. In 1855, he married Miss Merribee J. Bowen, who was born in Missouri and reared in Iowa. They have four sons—George W., Joseph, John F. and Grant. Mr. Dill did active service during the last three years of the late civil war, from which he was honorably discharged. His farm contains 200 acres of improved land, well fenced, watered and stocked, with a nice orchard of over 250 fruit trees and good dwellings and barns and stables.

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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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