Biography - James Deulen

James DEULEN, farmer, P. O. Atwater, was born in Green County, Ill., October 30, 1849, to Kelen and Sarah (DAWSON) DEULEN; father was born in Greene County; was a farmer, and died in January, 1875, aged about fifty-five years; mother was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, and now lives in Iowa; she had nine children, subject being the second child; received his education from the common schools of Greene County, and, at the age of sixteen, with his parents, removed to Wayne County, Iowa, where he also attended school. In 1869, he returned to Greene County and began business for himself as a farm hand; in 1870, returned to Iowa, and in 1871, returned again to Greene, where he rented a farm for one year, and again hired out as a farm hand for four years. In 1874, he married and removed to Montgomery County, and rented a farm, and in 1873 bought the farm upon which he now resides, having ninety acres of land, and is also renting about sixty acres. In 1874, he was married, in Montgomery County, to Lucy RUMMONS, a native of Warren County, Mo., and the daughter of John and Juliett RUMMONS; they have two children - Charley and Edna. In politics, he votes with the Republican party.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 237.

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