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Balser Grim

BALSER GRIM, farmer, post-office Kennard, was born September 24, 1824, in Beaver County, Penn. At the age of three years he came to Mercer County with his parents, Adam and Mary Grim, who settled in Wilmington Township, where they lived until their decease, excepting a year or two in Lackawannock Township. Adam was a miller, which occupation he followed through life. To their union were born nine children: Abraham, Polly, Adam, Andrew, John, Jacob, Catherine, Balser and Elizabeth, of whom only Jacob and Balser are living. Adam died in 1844; his widow died in 1871 in her ninety-fourth year. Balser was married, in 1871, to Margaret A., daughter of Thomas and Sarah Donaldson, of Sugar Grove Township. They settled on a farm in Sugar Grove, which he had previously purchased, and on which they still live. To them have been born three children: Mary, deceased; John H. and Clara A. In politics Mr. Grim is a Democrat. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Church.

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1138

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