Biography of L. W. Archer

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L. W. ARCHER was born in the State of Vermont, Feb. 28, 1821. At the early age of seven years he moved to Orleans Co., N. Y., where he remained five years, going from there to Upper Canada, and remaining two years; he then returned to Orleans County.

After a short time he took the Michigan fever, as many were going from that portion of New York to Michigan, and he decided to try his fortunes in the new State. He stopped first at Niles, arriving there in 1845, remaining until 1860, when he settled in Lincoln township, where he remained until his death.

Mr. Archer at the early age of sixteen years embraced religion, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and during his entire life was an active member, filling many positions of trust in the church. His death occurred Feb. 22, 1879, but the grim messenger found him at his post, and released him frow his labors that he might receive his final reward. He left behind him a wife and four children, who, with many friends, mourn his loss.

Mrs. Archer's maiden name was Lorinda Stone. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Archer have all nearly reached the estate of manhood and womanhood.


FROM:
History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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