Biography of Casper Cordes
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Casper Cordes was born Nov. 11, 1821, in Prussia. His parents, Anthony and Elizabeth (Platte) Cordes, were natives of Prussia. Mr. Cordes owns 200 acres of land, 150 acres of the same he has cleared of its forests - house $2,000, and barn $1,500, on sec. 27. He was one of the earliest settlers in the tp and was first Treasurer after the organization of the town. He was married in this county in 1843 to Mary A. Martin, a. native of Detroit, born in 1827. Of 11 children 10 are living, Thersa (Mrs. Joseph Berles), Frederick W., Plaina (Mrs. William Pulte), Anna, Sophia (Mrs. Charles Smith), Julius, Josephine, Louisa, Amelia and Theodore. Mr. Cordes is considered as belonging to the solid and influential element of Kent county. He also owns lot 10, block 21, on which is a dwelling house, value $4,000.

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