Biography of Frank Jerue



Berrien County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

The subject of this sketch was born in 1844, in Canada. Came to Berrien County in 1855. When he was about eighteen years old the war of the Rebellion broke out, and, loyal to his country, he responded to the call to arms, enlisting in the 25th Michigan Infantry, July, 1862. He served as a private until he was discharged, July, 1865. He was wounded at Atlanta, Ga., July 28, 1864, and was then absent from his regiment five months, the only time he was absent during his term of service.

Mr. Jerue made his first purchase of land in 1868, of forty acres, to which he has since added thirty acres, making a farm of seventy acres, which, though small, is an excellent and profitable one. His father and friends are all Democrats, but he has always been a firm supporter of the Republican party. Is a member of the United Brethren Church, he and his wife having united with it only a short. time ago. They had previously been members of the Methodist Church. Mr. F. Jerue married Miss Clara, daughter of George and Jane Parish, who were married in 1836 and reside in this county. They have bad six children; two only are living, viz., Frank A. and Clyde S.

The father and mother of Mr. Jerue were married in 1843, in Canada, and Mr. Jerue was the oldest of their eight children, four boys and four girls. His father is now a resident of this county.

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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