MERLIEN AREND H. Farmer; Sec. 6; P. O. Baileyville; born in Holthusen County, Wener, Hanover, Nov. 30, 1832; he located in this county Aug. 16, 1854; married Miss Anna St. Wilhelms, Aug. 7, 1863; she was born in Terborg, Leer County, Hanover, May 3, 1843; they had seven children (three of whom are deceased) - Hemp A., born July 11, 1867; Harm A., born Aug. 7, 1872; Gezena A., born Nov. 18, 1873; Antje A., born May 19, 1876; Harm J. Merlien, a nephew (adopted) born June 6, 1859; his father died May 10, 1861, and his mother died Sept., 1862; Mr. M. and wife are members of the Dutch Reformed Church; he owns 648 acres of land, worth $33,000.

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