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Joseph Durflinger

DURFLINGER, Joseph T., a successful farmer of Colchester Township, Mcilonough County, Ill., was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, June 26, 1846, a son of Jacob and Mary (McAllister) Durflinger, both natives of Ohio. The maternal grandfather was John McAllister. Jacob Durflinger came to McDonough County in 1851, and bought eighty acres of land in Section 36, Colchester Township, upon which he settled but died in 1855, all of the family dying the same year except his widow, one daughter and the subject of this sketch. All are now deceased save Joseph T.

Joseph T. Durflinger, who is the second of a family of nine children–five of whom were boys–attended the district school in boyhood, and grew up to manhood on the paternal farm, of which he eventually became the owner. His main crop is hay, raised for feeding cattle, horses and other stock. The farm now consists of 208 acres.

On March 27, 1873, Mr. Durflinger was married to Angelina Clayton, who was born and schooled in McDonough County. In religious belief, he is a Presbyterian, and politically, usually ignores party lines and pursues an independent course.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907. T

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