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    JEREMIAH McKEE, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Conover; was born in Warren Co., Ohio, October, 1811, and is a son of William and Elizabeth McKee, whose decease occurred in Lost Creek Township, Miami Co.; his father now survives in Illinois, at the rime old age of 97 years; they were the parents of twelve children, of whom nine are now living, of whom Jeremiah is the fourth. He was brought up to agricultural pursuits and received a limited education; a short time previous to his majority he engaged in the brick-mason's trade, which he followed many years in connection with farming. In 1829, he emigrated to Miami Co., locating on what is now known as the Elnathan farm in Lost Creek Township, where he remained until the spring of 1840, when he removed to his present farm, in Sec. 5, Brown Township. The farm at that time consisted of 50 acres, but he has since added to it by purchase, until he now owns 110 acres in Secs. 5 and 11; when coming here his farm was uncleared, but he has since, by great industry, converted it into a well-improved farm. in 1834, he married Miss Hannah Hayhurst, who was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, in 1813; their children were four in number, of whom two are now living, viz.: Nancy A., now Mrs. John S. Myers, and Miriam, now Mrs. George H. Wiland. Mrs. McKee's first husband was John Cromer; two children were the fruits of that union.

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