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DAVIS, JOHN L., Auburn, merchant and banker; a son of William Davis and Debra W. Dutcher. He was united in marriage, Dec. 1, 1856, with Louisa Hanenstine, of Erie County, N. Y., and came to this county Jan. 8, 1863. They have had four children: Albert L. (deceased), Frederic C., Claude (deceased), and Edna E. Mr. Davis began business here in 1865, first purchasing the Pioneer Hardware Store of J. D. Davis, already established. The was accomplished with a capital of $2,000. He has been very successful in business, and is a leading, public spirited citizen. ("Atlas of DeKalk County, Indiana," published J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, 1880)

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