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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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PETER AUMAN, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 20, P. O. Baxter Springs, was born in Mifflin County, Penn., in 1830, and was reared in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, to carpentering trade. In 1852, he located in Owen County, Ind., and followed his business successfully there till 1880, when he located here and engaged at his present industry, which he has actively followed since. He married Miss Leah Overhaulser, his first wife, whom he buried in the cemetery in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in 1850. His second wife was Miss Sarah Bolman, whom he buried in the cemetery in Owen County, Ind., in 1865. They had two sons and one daughter—Jonathan, Martha and Abraham. His third wife was Miss Rebecca Livingston. They have no children. Mr. Auman did active service in Company F, Fifty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the late civil war, from which he was honorably discharged. His farm contains 160 acres of improved land, containing a nice orchard of 300 fruit trees of different kinds.

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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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