Biography of L. B. Chapel
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L. B. Chapel was born in Oakland connty and is son of Garden and Rachel Chapel, the former born in the State of New York, the latter a native of Ontario. They settled on a farm five miles northwest of Ada in 1844, and with all the experiences of the pioneer, Mr. Chapel grew to manhood. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits in Buena Vista for a term of years, and since abandoning it he has been occupied with farming. He was married in 1850 to Helen M. Dennison, born in New York of English parentage. They have five children, as follows: Augusta A., Addie O., William A., Elmer E. and Royal A. Mr. Chapel was a soldier of the late civil war; he enlisted in 1864 and was honorably discharged in 1866. His regiment was one of the last four from Michigan that were discharged. He belongs to the National party in politics, and owns a farm of 100 acres on sec. 27. Mrs. Chapel is connected with the M. E. Church.

History of Kent County, Michigan
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Chicago 1881.

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