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McLean County, Illinois
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GEORGE BOHRER, a prominent farmer of McLean County, owns, occupies a comfortable homestead on section 10, which comprises 165 acres, an attractive farm residence, a good barn and out-buildings, and all the appliances of a first-class agriculturist.

Mr. Bohrer has been a resident of McLean County since he was a child of eighteen months old, when he removed with his parents from Brown County, Ohio, where he was born on the 26th of December, 1854. His father was Frederick C. and his mother, Maria Ziegler) Bohrer, and after coming to Illinois they settled upon a farm in Normal Township, this county, where our subject was reared and received his education in the common schools. He remained under the parental roof until his marriage, which took place on the 26th day of December, 1878, the lady of his choice being Miss Anna E. Bittner, a native of Butler County, Ohio. She was born June 30, 1856, and was the daughter of Conrad and Catharine (Lanz) Bittner. They removed from Ohio to McLean County when the wife of our subject was an infant ten weeks old. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. B. settled upon the farm which constitutes their present homestead. They have become the parents of three children Anna, Hattie and Edwin. Mr. Bohrer devotes much of his time to stock-raising, and his pens and stables are supplied with some of the finest specimens of farm stock in this part of the county. He has in all respects distinguished himself as a useful citizen, is Republican in politics, and has lived a quiet and unostentatious life, doing good as he had opportunity, training his children in those principles which, will constitute them an honor to their parents and to society.

[SOURCE: Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887). Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards.]


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