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Transcribed biography of John C. Pearce

JOHN C. PEARCE was born in Lancaster County, Penn., March 29, 1829. He is the second of the family of five children born to William and Barbara (Wagoner) Pearce, both of whom were native of that State. His father worked in a cotton factory most of his life, and was of English descent. John C. Pearce, when nine years of age lost his father, and when fourteen years old began the struggle of life for himself, working by the month. On January 17, 1851, he was married to Catherine McElvee, of Lancaster County, Penn. To this union six children were born, four of whom are living - Mrs. Catherine M. Hardesty, Henry W., John J. and Rachel A. Wife is a member of the Mennonite Church. Soon after marriage, Mr. Pearce rented a farm for four years and in 1854, moved to Jackson Township, Porter County; four years later, he settled in Union Township, where he has remained. He is a good man and much respected citizen.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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