Biography of W. F. Carl
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W. F. Carl, farmer, sec. 29, was born in Groton, Tompkins Co., N. Y., June 12, 1819. He is the son of David F. and Sybil Carl, of New York, His father served in the war of 1812 and his maternal! grandsire was a soldier at Bunker Hill. He early learned the blacksmith's trade of his father and traveled, working at his trade until 1848, when he entered 40 acres on sec. 29, in this tp. He pursued his trade the next three winters in different places in this State and returned to his farm, where he built a shop and followed his business until 1878. He was married April 15, 1850, to Calphurnia N., daughter of Moses and Jemima Parker, born at Clear Creek, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., Aug. 27, 1825. Three of their children are living - Wilson J., Lucy E. and L. L. Perry is deceased, Mrs. Carl died March 24. 1875. He is connected with the Masonic fraternity and is a Republican. He served as Deputy Sheriff of Kent county in 1879. Mr. Carl retains his old homestead.

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