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Transcribed biography of Nicholas Thoesen

NICHOLAS THOESEN, farmer and wood dealer at Burdick, was born in Prussia January 12, 1836, and is the youngest of the four children of Mathies and Anna M. (Jacobs) Thoesen, all of whom are in America; his parents were born in Prussia, and died, his father in 1848, and his mother in 1854. Nicholas Tohesen came to the United States with his brothers in 1857. From then until the beginning of the late war, he was in many places in Indiana, Illinois, and Mississippi. In May, 1861, he enlisted in Battery A, Illinois Light Artillery, seeing service at Pea Ridge and Vicksburg, thence to New Orleans and to Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines. While on the Gulf, he was sent to Springfield for discharge, his term having expired. He lived in La Porte County until 1869, and then came to Porter County. Returning to La Porte County, he lost $1,200 in trade, when he came again to Porter to engage in farming and chopping as a partner of A. Philipson. This season they will handle about two thousand cords. While in La Porte County, he was married to Verona Janney, November 25, 1872. They are members of the Catholic Church of Chesterton. Mr. Thoesen has both and English and German education. He formerly voted the Democratic ticker, but will hereafter support the Greenback cause.

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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