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Biography of John Bolander


John BOLANDER was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 11, 1791.  He emigrated to Brown County, Ohio, and thence to this township, arriving here in October, 1828, with his family, consisting of a wife and eight children.  He located on Indian Creek, two miles southwest of where Oakland now is.  He entered there two hundred and forty acres of land, and lived upon it until his death, June 16, 1865.  He farmed all his life, and was a member of the Universalist Church many years.  His children were Samuel, lives in township; Irena, died June, 1881, never left county to live; Elisabeth, died May, 1880, never left county to live; Joseph, died May, 1878, never left county to live; Solomon, lives in county, has lived in Iowa and Illinois; Noah, died in 1848, never left county to live [see Note below]; Polly, died about twenty-two years ago, in township.  Three children were born after their parents came to this county, viz.:  Christina, died about 1858, aged twenty-three; Catherine, married Joseph APPLE, lives in township; Rebecca, lived here until she moved to Hancock County, Ind., four years ago.
"History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana", By B. R. Sulgrove, Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co. 1884, Pg. 555

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