Bureau County Biographies 1885
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MOSES GRUMBINE, Ohio, was born in Lebanon County, Penn., July 28, 1843. and is the son of Benjamin and Sarah GRUMBINE,  of  Pennsylvania.  The father was born November  19, 1815, and came to Du Page County, Ill., in May, 1845, where he still resides, his address being Naperville, The mother was born October 20, 1817, and is still living. Mr. and Mrs. GRUMBINE were married September 25, 1835, and are the parents of ten children, nine of whom are now living, the subject of this sketch being the fourth child and the only one in this county:  Leah, now Mrs. KESSEL, of Dakota; Katherine, of  Naperville, Ill.; Solomon, of Colorado; Moses, subject of sketch; Aaron, of Utah; Mary A., of Naperville, Ill.; Jeremiah, died in December, 1855; Sophia, now Mrs. WERT, of Naperville, ll.,; Henry, of Plano, Ill.; Sarah of Naperville, Ill. August 4, 1862, the subject of tis sketch enlisted in Company B., One Hundred and Fifth Illinois Infantry, in which company he served till May 2, 1865, when he was discharged, by reason of wounds received at Lost Mountain, Ga., June 16, 1864. December 33, 1868, Moses GRUMBINE married Miss Rebecca H. STRASBURGER, of Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Rev. William and Abigail STRASBURGER. Mrs. GRUMBINE was born in Delaware County, Ohio, November 23, 1843, and received a liberal education in the public and High schools of Wisconsin and Illinois, and taught in the public schools of the latter state for a period of three entire school years. Her father was born in Prussia, December 2, 1821, and came to this country at the age of fourteen, and entered the ministry in Wisconsin, and is now a local preacher at Marion, Iowa. The mother was born in Lancaster County, Penn., December 17, 1819, and is of American parentage, and still survives. Mr. and Mrs. STRASBURGER s\are the parents of seven children, five of whom are now living. Mr. and Mrs. GRUMBINE are the parents of two children: Ulysses W., born October 25, 1869, died July 26, 1870f, Eugene E., born April 12, 1874. Mr.GRUMBINE removed form Chicago to Naperville in 1868, where he remained till 1872, when he came to Ohio, Ill., and engaged in the business of BUYING and shipping grain and stock, and he is still in the grain business. In politics Mr. G. is Republican, and is associated with the Methodist Protestant Church. Has residence property i n Ohio Village, and 600 acres of land in Kearney County, Neb., partly improved and under cultivation.

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