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Henry M. Aden

Aden, Henry M., farmer; Sec. 22; P.O. La Prairie; was born in Hanover, Germany, Dec. 28, 1841; came to this county in 1858. He owns 112 1/2 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Married for his first wife, Mary Lennis. She was born in Germany, in 1844, and died May 20, 1878, leaving three living children: Mann, Mary and Rankin. For his second wife he married Maggie Berhnes. She was born in 1848. They belong to the Lutheran church. Politics, Republicans. He emigrated from Germany in 1858, on a sailing vessel, and was nine weeks and four days in reaching New Orleans; thence up the Mississippi river to Adams county, where he has resided since. Turns off twenty-five heads of hogs, and raises thirty acres of corn.

[submitted by Amy Robbins-Tjaden]
The History of Adams County, Illinois (Murray, Williamson & Phelps, 1879)


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