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Warren Streeter, son of Warren and Hezzy Streeter, was born in 1815 in Jefferson Co., N. Y. They were natives of Vermont, but settled at an early day in Jefferson Co., N. Y.; lived 17 years in St. Lawrence county, that State, and. in 1835 located at Battle Creek, and 16 years after removed to Ottawa county, where the father died in 1863 and the mother in 1866. In 1839 Mr. Streeter made his first purchase of land, consisting of 75 acres near Battle Creek, which remained in his possession nine years. He removed to Polkton, Ottawa Co., and bought 160 acres, which he cleared and improved. Fifteen years later he sold it and bought 150 acres in Oaledonia and sold it seven years after, buying 80 acres of choice land on sec. 35, this tp., now his homestead. He values his place at $6,000. Nov. 23, 1845, Mr. Streeter married Julia Ann, daughter of Thomas and Phila Seekins, of Battle Creek. Mr. Seekins was a native of Rutland, Vt., of German ancestry; his wife was born near Lowell, Mass., of Scotch parentage. Mr. and Mrs. Streeter have five children, born as follows: Alzina M., May 30, 1848; Eliza J., Oct. 4, 1849; Franklin J., Dec. 20, 1851; Milton E., Aug. 17, 1853, and Ella V., Oct. 6, 1857. Franklin Streeter carries on the farm and lives with his parents. He was married July 4, 1876, to Sarah J. Clark, a native of New York. They have one child Ella B., born March 18, 1881. The father and son are both Republicans.

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