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William Frank was born in Wurtemburg Germany, May 8, 1818; he is the eldest of seven children, of whom five are still living-William, Hannah, John, Louisa, and Christina. At the age of twenty-eight, William came to this country, landing at New York, going straight to Washtenaw County, Mich.; he lived there some seven years, when he came to Lake County, and has lived here ever since. In 1863, he bought his present place, one-half mile south of Hobart, but he lived
one-half mile east of it until about 1870, when he moved upon it. He was married in 1851 to Selinda Kern, in Washtenaw County, Mich. She has given birth to six children-Moses, Peter, John, Frederick, David and Jacob. The oldest and youngest are dead. Mr. Frank has always been a good, honest farmer, and has always endeavored to act the part of a true citizen. He now lives on his very fine farm, one-half mile south of Hobart.
Source- Counties of Porter and Lake, 1882.
Submitted By Kathleen E. Huish
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