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John Stoner, general blacksmith and horse shoer, Rockford, was born March 6, 1849, in Monroe Co., Mich. His parents came to Courtland tp. the same year, where he was brought up on a farm and learned the blacksmith's trade at the same time, as his father always followed that business when on the farm. They came to Rockford in the fall of 1865, and in 1868 his father, John Stoner, erected a shop and ran it until his death, which occurred Oct. 2, 1876. Since that time Mr. S. has owned and run the business. He was married Oct. 10, 1872, to Miss Sarah Sears, daughter of Luke Sears, of Courtland tp. They have two children - Harley and Alma.

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