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Terpening, Miles Lucas

Miles Lucas Terpening

M. L. Terpening, farmer and stock-dealer, P.O. Potosi, was born Jun 15, 1809 in Herkimer County, New York.  He remained there until 1854 when he came to DeKalb County, Ill, Settling on a farm which he bought, and where he remained eleven years; He then sold out and moved to McLean County, where he as ever since lived.  He was an overseer of workmen on the Erie Canal for eight years; was also a manufacturer of powder for two years; He was also a distiller for some time in Frankfort, New York.  He was married in 1825 to Elizabeth Clapsaddle, a native of New York.  They have three children – Mary, born Sep 2 1829, Margaret, March 29, 1833, Henry L. April 30 1836.  [“History of McLean County, Ill”, 1879, p 1060 as transcribed by Fred Griffin.]

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