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The Birthday of Barbara Clara Barton

October 22, 2013

My 2nd great grandmother, Barbara Clara Barton, was born on this day, October 22, in 1830. She was the fifth known child (and first daughter) of Joannes Joeis Barthen and Susanna Hower of Lieser, Rheinland, Prussia. Barbara was baptized the same day at the Roemisch-Katholische Kirche in Lieser.* Joanne and Susanna had nine known children, only two of them being daughters.

More has been written about Barbara in an earlier post but today is a day to remember her birth, her youth growing up in Prussia, her courage in immigrating at the age of 21 to Illinois, and then living most of her adult life in Grant County, Wisconsin.

*Source: Family Search

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