Biography of Joseph Turner
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JOSEPH TURNER, of Milan, was born in Indiana, Sept. 27, 1827. At 21 years of age he began life for himself, going to Chicago to sell horses; later on went to Terre Haute, Inds.' where he was employed as driver on a Wabash & Erie canal boat; at the close of one year was promoted captain of the boat. He married, Oct. 18, 1854, Elizabeth Brown, of Indianapolis. He enlisted in 1864 in Co. H, 28th Ind. It; was appointed U. S. recruiting officer for Indiana and Michigan; was mustered out m 1865. He came to Tecumseh, Mich., where he remained 17 years. In 1883 came to Milan, where he is engaged in the Globe Stave Works. To Mr. and Mrs. Turner eight children were born, six of whom are living. Address, Milan, Michigan.

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

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