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Henry M. Flessner

Flessner, Henry M., farmer; Sec. 4; P.O. Keokuk Junction; is the son of Minke and Antil Flessner, of Germany. He was born in that country, March 8, 1816; came to America and settled in Livingston county, Ill., in 1868; removed to Clayton township, Adams county, in 1875. He was first married, in 1840, to Volke Berherend. Eight children: Antye, Gertie, Volke, Minkie, Gerd, Henry, Ventye, and Anna. His wife died in 1865. He married Icke (Gerdes) Buss, Jan. 2, 1875, who had been previously married to John Buss (deceased) in 1858, by whom she had seven children: Gerd, Elsecatrine, Henry, John, Jennie, Weert, and Eilter. Mr Flessner and wife are members of the Lutheran church. They own eighty acres of improved land, worth $40 per acre.

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


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