Biography of John Chase
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOHN CHASE, of Milan, was born at Mt. Morris, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1817. His father died when John was ten years old, when his mother moved to Monroeville, Ohio. In 1836 he came to Monroe county; worked in the Waterloo saw mill, and in 1840 went in business for himself. In 1844 he married Emily Jane Miller, of Monroe. April, 1848, he purchased a farm in Milan, on section 23, of SO acres. In 1850 he purchased one half interest in the Brookmer mill, at Raisinville, and before 1851 had purchased the entire mill. April 5, 1853, his wife died; for his second wife he married Susan Sherman, Aug. 15, 1853, who was born July 23, 1832, at Edmeston, N. Y. Mr. Chase sold his interest at Raisinville, and purchased a mill at Milan, where he continued in the business until 1881. Since then has followed farming. Mr. Chase has seven children, three by his first wife, Alma Savira, born Nov. 16, 1840, died Oct. 15, 1869; George H,born Sept. 4, 1849, now resident of Nebraska; John F, born Aug. 27, 1851, now resident of Omaha City; four by the second, Emely Jane, born June 23, 1854, died May 18, 1866; Edward K.,born May 1, 1856, now resident of Milan; Edgar Frank, born May 2, 1858, now resident of Dexter; Anna Belle, born Jan. 18, 1873, now resident of Milan. Address, Milan.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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