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    From Andreas History of the State of Nebraska, Pub 1882, about persons who lived in Miami County Ohio, then went to Nebraska

    C. M. KAUFFMAN Nemaha co, NE: C. M. KAUFFMAN, proprietor of the Mount Hope Nursery, Brownville, was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., in 1827; removed, in 1847, to Miami County, Ohio, and, in 1861, resigned the office of Postmaster of Tippecanoe City, Ohio to enlist in the Seventy-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry; fought at Forts Henry and Donelson; with Sherman to Atlanta; with Thomas at Nashville, and, after the war closed, served nearly a year in Texas. In 1867, Mr. Kauffman came to Nemaha County, purchasing the Sherman House in Brownville, which he still owns, and 960 acres of land in Johnson County, which he still owns. Besides Mount Hope Nursery (one mile southwest of Brownville) which is his home, he has property in Brownville, Nemaha City, Sterling; also a branch nursery in Tecumseh, Neb. Mount Hope Nursery, comprising twenty acres, was started in 1870, it then being a heavily-timbered hillside tract. Mr. Kauffman has made this wilderness bloom as a rose garden during the past twelve years, he having the largest stock of apple, pear, peach, plum and apricot trees in Nemaha County, besides 1,500 grape vines, of all the different varieties, and evergreens of all kinds. His nursery stock of apple trees includes such varieties as the Ben Davis, Rawle's Jannet, Winesap, Willow Twig, Maiden's Blush, White Winter Pearmain, etc. His favorite peaches are Hale's and Crawford's early and late varieties. His peach crop has been very light during the past four years; likewise his yield of apricots, which seem to flourish only in good "peach years." Mr. Kauffman married Catherine Van Dusen, of Connecticut, by whom he has seven children--Alice, Mattie, June, Charles S., Sherman, Ida and Frederick.

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