Source: "History Of Oceana Co., Chicago, H.R. Page & Company, 1882"
Rev. John Bliss was born in Pensylvania, December 9, 1829. Received a common school education. Settled in
Sheboygan County, Wis., in 1846, and engaged in farming. Moved to Lake County, Ill., in 1849. Commenced preaching
in the Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1858; ordained in 1861, since which he has ever followed his calling in
different localities. Settled in Hart, Oceana Co., Mich., in 1866, and for five years acted as missionary to the
Indians in that county. Also has a farm on Section 14, Hart Township. Has been twice married; first, March 24,
1851, to Maria Butcher, who died November 9, 1853; second marriage, August 14, 1864, to Martha J. Curtis, who was
born in Onondaga County, N.Y., June, 1834.
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