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John B. Fredenburg settled upon his farm, upon Lyon lake, in 1836. His strong common sense and positive manners made him at once a prominent man in the new settlement. He came from Albany, and brought with him letters from the Albany junto, and it was at once inferred that he was a politician of the democratic stripe, an imputation which was a matter of pride and boasting with him. In early life he was a surveyor, and hence, was particularly useful in laying out roads, hunting lands, and settling any disputes that arose about the lines of farms. He filled, with great credit, every office of the town for many years, and, indeed, until the infirmities of advanced age were upon him. He owned one of the most beautifully located farms in this town or county, which, since his death, has passed out of the family. I trust it will be many years before another name than the Freedburg farm will attach to it.
David Aldrich is now living in the city of Marshall. Putnam Roab is still a resident of Fredonia. Both are conspicuous for their moral and social virtues.
HOMER
The writer opened his eyes upon Homer one beautiful morning in October, 1,836, and he thought then, as he thinks now, that there are but few places in Michigan that can equal it in beauty or excel it in the productiveness of its soil. In proof of my estimate of the place at the time I have mentioned, let me say that I called upon Henry Cook, deceased, and endeavored to buy his beautiful prairie farm. But as I could not make up my mind to give the price asked, viz: $50 per acre, I passed on.

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