Grant County Queries
Grant County Queries Title


Pat Byrne Thurmes Wed Sep 30 15:58:22 1998
Looking for possible relatives of Michael BYRNE in the Cuba City, Grant County area of Wisconsin. Michael was born in County Armagh, Ireland, 1814; married to Catherine FARRELL (b. 1825 County Tyrone) in 1845, Cumberland, MD. Were in Bradford County, PA about 1847-1848. They resided in Clayton County, IA from about 1850-1885, then to Jones County, IA. Trying to determine if either Michael or Catherine had brothers or sisters. Their son, Father Felix Byrne, was pastor at St Rose parish in Cuba City about 1926-1928. They had 8 other children: Rose Ann, John, Bridget, Sarah, Mary Genevieve,Elizabeth, Michael (my grandfather), and Catherine. Michael and Catherine were my great grandparents. Does anything sound familiar? Pat Byrne Thurmes E-mail [email protected]


Arlene Jorgensen Wed Sep 30 13:05:22 1998
I'm interested in any information someone may have on any early FOust/FAust (John Taylor-John Almarion) or WAYNE (Margurette Louisa) or FOSTER (Polly-George) families. I know that they settled in Crawford Co.around 1850's and a few married there. My GGGrandfather and family is buried in the Boydtown Cemetery, Crawford Co. At sometime they moved to Grant County. My Mother (Ellen Faust) was born in Boscobel 8/30/1915. I may want to buy the reprint of C.W. Butterfield's History of Grant Co., but if there is no history of the FOust/FAust or Wayne or Foster families there, it might not be worth it. So if there is anything, anyone can help me with, I would appreciate it.

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Wendy White Fri Sep 25 15:52:09 1998


Scott Harris Wed Sep 16 02:15:11 1998
I am interested in locating any information regarding a Elijah RICHARDSON and family. Elijah RICHARDSON moved to an area of Grant County known as the Hurricane Settlement in about 1843. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Scott Harris [email protected]


Roger Scanland Mon Sep 14 22:56:22 1998
Cornelius GARVEY, said to have been born 16 Feb 1804 in New York, and his wife Saphronia LYONS (1810-1896) were living in Grant County, WI by 6 Aug 1853 when their son Cornelius Albert Garvey was born. They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska probably in the 1870s, to Red Oak, Montgomery Co. Iowa by 1880 and to Pierce Co., Nebraska by 1885, where they died.

A Cornelius and Sophronia GARVEY are listed in the 1850 census of Laona Township in Winnebago Co., ILL in 1850. Their children in that year included two who are known to have moved to Wisconsin: Clarissa, b. abt. 1849 and married Thomas SPICER in Wisconsin on 24 Jan 1867, and Irvin, who was born in 1847, married Jane VON WILAMOVITZ, died in 1914 and is buried in Mifflin, WI leaving children Clarissa, Julia and Ruth. We feel certain that the Cornelius and Sophronia of Illinois are the same as the Cornelius and Saphronia of Grant Co., WI.

Cornelius of Ill. also had children Jonathan, b. abt. 1834, George, b. abt 1837 and Mary A., b. abt. 1843. Seeking any data on the Garveys of Grant County; have info to share on the descendants of Cornelius's son Cornelius Albert GARVEY.


Peggy Tucker Wed Sep 9 22:28:07 1998
I am searching for any possible information that you may be able to find on George FRANCISCO, Sr. born in Boscobel, WI. His birth date is real important because different family members have different dates. Also interested in any information that may appear on any of his marriages/spouses. Believe that there were four. Also interested in any information on any siblings, parents, or children that may be available. My name is Peggy Tucker and my e-mail address is [email protected]


Jeannie Briggs Wed Sep 9 16:02:12 1998
In Grant County, Wisconsin there are two small town, Bagley and Patch Grove. Can you tell me how these towns acquired their names? I have both BAGLEY and PATCH ancestors who were in the area during the 1800's.. Also, do you have anything in your records about Ephraim Patch SMITH of Wyalusing or a HARVEY family of Bloomington. Anything on the BAGLEYs would be of interest as well. Thank you very much..

Jeannie Briggs - 1029 Lathrop - Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701

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Shirley Shinners Wed Sep 9 12:12:11 1998
Looking for info about Catherine STOEBER b. 1863 in Germany. Came to US in 1873 with her mother and siblings. Married Henry Stoeber April 5,1883 in Grant County, Wi. Last found living in Liberty, Grant County, Wi in 1900. Believed to have 2 sons, Francis and Joseph b. January 16,1890 in Grant County. Catherine died 1900-1903. Looking for date of death or any other available info. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Shirley Shinners [email protected] Thanks again


David Carlisle Mon Sep 7 01:23:12 1998
I am looking for descendants of Jonas Galusha BISHOP, who was born about 1812 in Cattaraugus County, NY. His siblings were Emmeline B. METCALF (my ancestor), Samuel H. BISHOP, and Lovina B. LINES. He married Mary Ann or Ester Ann BRACE in Ohio in 1839. He lived in NY until about 1848, where several children were born, including Cordelia, Louisa Ann, Marcella, Frances and Angeline. The 1860 Census shows him living in Millville, Grant County WI in 1860, with children Ellen and Jesse having been born in Wisconsin. We have an old letter suggesting he was living in Rudlands California about 1898. Any information would be appreciated.

David Carlisle
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Judy Eustice Sun Sep 6 23:36:08 1998
Christian ERICKSON born January 3, 1873, Grant County Wisconsin (Castle Rock?) or (Avaco ?)

Parents were Ever and Anna ERICKSON immigrants of Norway

This is all the information we have. Please help. Need any kind of information or guide lines.

Thank you,
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Judy Olson Sat Sep 5 13:51:27 1998
Hi, I'm looking for information on Willie (Willis or William) BARTHOLOMEW and his wife, Maria Jane (KEITH) BARTHOLOMEW, as well as their son, Andrew J. BARTHOLOMEW.

My gg grandmother Mariah Jane (KEITH) BARTHOLOMEW is buried in Old Rock Church Cemetery at Livingston, Grant Co. Wi. She probably died in the late 1800s. I'm basing that assumption on the fact that she was married in 1850 and her son, my great grandfather Andrew J. BARTHOLOMEW was born about 1854 (possibly in Martinsville or Martintown. I do not find either on a current map). I'm assuming that my gg grandfather Willie (William or Willis) BARTHOLOMEW may also be buried in Livingston.

Is there anyone in that area where I can get a lookup done for their death information and/or, hopefully, obituaries and maybe look for my great grandfather's birth information? If lookups are available, feel free to forward my message to them with a request that they let me know the cost of this work as I am on a limited research budget.

I would also like to find out if there were other children in the family besides Andrew.

Another researcher told me of a "Record of the Bartholomew Family" published in 1885 that exists in a library somewhere in Wisconsin. Would love to locate the book as well. Thanks for any help.

Judy Olson
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Gary Hemmerling Fri Sep 4 19:32:28 1998
Researching the family of John M. OWENS. He is on the 1860 Census, Town of Platteville, Grant Co., Wisconsin. Pg. 56, dwelling 447, family 430 shows him to be 43 yrs, b. Wales with Ellen 43 yrs, b. Wales. Also listed are sons William (direct decendent, m. Caroline COULTER), John, Owen H., David, Thomas, Robert, Frank, George, and Albert. Interested in exchanging information.
Thank you,
Gary Hemmerling
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Thu Sep 3 11:10:28 1998
I am seeking information on Esther WORLEY who married William R. COBURN in Grant County Wisconsin. Esther might have been born in Washington County Virginia around 1826 to George WORLEY & Elizabeth BOWMAN. Esther married William R. COBURN the 18th. of June 1845 in Grant County Wisconsin. Esther & William's children might have been, Elizabeth COBURN, Mary COBURN and A.J.George W. COBURN. Would appreciate any help on the WORLEY & COBURN family. Roberta Summers

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Joan Thompson Perry Sun Aug 30 12:15:23 1998
I am looking for any information on Amelia WIEKS. She was born in Paris (unknown when, but probably around 1830-40) according to a granddaughter. I am hoping it is Paris, WI in Grant County since my great-grandfather was born in Wisconsin. Amelia would have married a Victor THOMPSON. They are my great-great-grandparents. Thank-you. Joan (Thompson) Perry [email protected]

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John Dailey Thu Aug 27 13:21:26 1998
Albert DAILEY (b. 05-10-1853 in Ohio, d. 03-11-1930 in Grant County - son of George W. DAILEY & Adeline CARRIER ). m. 1873 to Mary Jane BODENNER (b. 04-04-1855 in Wisconsin, d. 02-08-1929 in Grant County - daughter of Henry BODENNER & Johanne < ? > ).
Couple divorced in 1892(?), Albert m. 1893 to Margaret C. (MORRIS) PARISH, widow - Mary Jane m. 189(?) to Seward GARTHWAITE. Original offspring were: George, Gay, Oscar, Stephen Clarence, William, Bessie, & Ida (all born in Crawford County). Family resided in Crawford County, then some relocated to Grant County (probably after divorce).
Seeking: birthplace of Albert & Mary Jane, her mother's maiden name & origin, any other info.

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Vincent Heim Wed Aug 26 14:15:01 1998
Searching for "PAGENKOPF". My line of PAGENKOPF were primarily located in Blue Earth and Rice Counties, Minnesota; but before arriving in Minnesota in the 1870's they resided in Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin; several PAGENKOPF families remained until the 1990's. Any information on PAGENKOPF in Grant County, would be greatly appreciated; willing to exchange info.


George Fink Sun Aug 23 17:43:05 1998
I am searching for information on Leander BLAKESEE who was an early landowner in Grant Co. Any Help would be appreciated. Thanks.


M.A. True Wed Aug 19 17:55:24 1998
Looking for death date and buriel place of Arad MERRILL and wife SALLY (SARAH). They lived with or near their son Loenard Edson MERRILL & wife Caroline Elizabeth (BAKER) when md. in 1866 Beeman, Grant Co.,Wi. Leonard and Caroline bur. out of Glenhaven. They had a dau. Leota Kate who md. ca.1887 Benjamin ORR; Need info on this family also. M.A.(Merrill) [email protected].

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Shelly Edwards Olsen Wed Aug 19 16:25:07 1998
I am wondering if you might know what kind of church records are available in the Beetown area. I am a descendant of Hiram and Dorcas HUDSON who settled in Beetown in 1840. There has been quite a bit of research done on this family but I am trying to find the names of Hiram's parents. I am hoping I might have some success with some church records. Hiram was a member of the M.E. Church of Providence. I know the church is no longer there but I am wondering how I might find out if and where records may be found? I live in Arizona but I plan on taking a trip to Bloomington for Christmas. I would like to get a few things lined up so I can spend some time researching the short time I will be back. Any info/advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Shelly Edwards Olsen email: [email protected]

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Melissa Able Mon Aug 10 03:27:05 1998
I am looking for information on descendants of Alonzo Derrick MILLS b.8 Dec 1812 in Batavia, NY (son of James MILLS Sr. and Mary E DERICK) and Emily Jane TOWNSEND b. 11 Nov 1819 (daughter of Samuel TOWNSEND and Sarah Margaret PENCE). I have names and dates, but I am looking for other researchers to exchange historical information. Especially on their child Alonzo Oscar MILLS b. Oct 1853 in Montfort, WI (m. Mary Jane MARTIN b. Dec 1857) or their child, William E MILLS b. 1877 in Montfort, WI. Thank you.

Melissa Able
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Donald E. Curkeet Sun Aug 2 16:49:24 1998
Searching for any information on:
John (b. 1810 d. 1887) and Jane (MARTIN) CURKEET and their lineage.
Henry (b. 1857 d. 1931) and Mary Ann (BORROWS) ASHTON and their lineage.
William C. (b. 1850 d. 1924) and Mary E.(THOMPSON) ENLOE and their lineage.
William and Mary Ann (RICHARDS) JULIAN and their lineage.
John K. (b. 1821 d. 1876) and Susan DESEELHORST and their lineage.
John D. (b. 1806 d. 1869) and Mary (THEWARTHA) MARTIN and their lineage.
Lorenzo (b. 1807 d. 1883) and Roxey (MCCUMBER)MCNETT and their lineage.
John W. (b. 1822) and Catherine (WEBSTER) JONES and their lineage.
Albert (b. 1878 d. 1954) and Anna M. (BERTRAM) GOKE and their lineage.
Also looking for information on the lineage of their wives maiden names.
They, or their lineage, lived or are buried in or around Platteville WI.

Donald E. Curkeet
e-mail [email protected]

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Jo Ann Loghry Sat Aug 1 16:49:21 1998
I have been searching for the maiden name of Susannah POWELL. in 1850 she is alone with 4 ch. there were others not there at the time I see from her will. one missing from the 1860 census is Andrew J. POWELL. I am having a problem with the child that was in her home. called Mahala TAYLOR she was three in 1850 & is still there in 1860. in the will dated 1865 she is still listed as a TAYLOR & it is now known she is a grand daughter. I find her parents at the FHC listed as Josiah TAYLOR the mothers surname was COOK.her son John apparently died before 1865 his widow is executor of her will. she, Luzena (BATES?) POWELL she has an infant dau. also named Susannah. this infant child is named as inheritor of her property. in 1868 Luzena remarries to a man by the name of WOOD. Susannah (the mother) also has other children. Mahala, M. Robert WR TROUT, moves to FT. Leavenworth KS. Rachel,m. to STEWART. Cynthia Ann M. to a NEWBERRY. I still need the maiden name of the mother Susannah POWELL any help is certainly appreciated. in the history of it says in one of the books there, "History of Grant co" on pg. 773 those here at an early date were John NEWBERRY & a widow lady by the name of S. POWELL she located on the so. west corner of section 35. any help is certainly welcome!! I will share..........Jo Ann Loghry [email protected] her son John may be on the statue on the square. I am assuming he d. in the war. I also would like to know in what unit he was in. could he have been in the 20th WI. with his brother in law Jesse A. FERRELL? or possibly the 14th?

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Kurt Senn Wed Jul 22 18:36:09 1998
I am doing my masters thesis using the overland journal of Mr. BUDD. He is from Lancaster in Grant County. He disappears in the mid 1870s and I was wondering if there was any information regarding his death or migration out of the county. Any information you could give would be most helpful and appreciated. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely, Kurt Senn


Gloria Trierweiler Wed Jul 29 18:29:01 1998
I spoke to Helen Mumm in Glen Haven who suggested I contact you about information regarding either the GREENWOOD or TRIERWEILER families. Both lived in Cassville for years.

On the GREENWOOD side there is James and Harriet, James was a MARSHALL in Cassville, Milton their son and his wife, Mamie SEELEY, (who are my grandmother and grandfather) and James' brother, Roy and his wife Mary GREENWOOD. That's as far back as I can go. If you can help me document any of these names I will be glad to pay the costs.

On the TRIERWEILER side there is Oliver (my grandfather) and Annie, she was an ACKERMAN, mother of Marie and Gerty AKERMAN-KIRSHBAUM. Oliver was married to Barbara DETRICH first and their sons were William, Edward, and Lawrence (born May 2, 1910. My father was Lawrence. He was first married to Luella WILCOMM who died in childbirth. Their child was Colleen TRIERWEILER who was raised by Katy and Henry WILCOMM her maternal grandparents. Lawrence TRIERWEILER married my mother, Pearl GREENWOOD (born June 18, 1908) - their children are, John, Gary, Gloria (me) and Dennis. Pearl GREENWOOD was married to a William LAUFENBERG first and their children were, Mildred, Milton, Roy, Wayne LAUFENBERG all born in Cassville.

Please let me know if you have any information. Thank You, Gloria Trierweiler

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Larry Johnson Wed Jul 29 08:26:12 1998
I'd like to learn more about my family from the period they lived in Glen Haven and those relatives who may remain in the area. My Great Great Grandfather Jacob SCHALLENBERGER, JR. and his Son Joseph Hanby SCHALLENBERGER, then age 4, settled in Grant County about 1849. They moved from my GGGGrandfather's homestead in Stark Co. Ohio. I understand that Jacob first came here with a brother in law named BROOKENS. Other children of Jacob and his wife Margaret BROOKENS are Jane, Elizabeth (Mariah), Hester (Hattie), Rebecca, Joseph Hanby, Elija, Abraham and Caroline all born in Ohio before 1849 and born in Wisconsin: George H., Frank A., William A. and Annette.

Jane b)1836 married John M. FRENCH and subsequently Alexander RAMSEY.
Elizabeth b)8/4/1838 married Walter Augustus SPRAGUE
Hester (Hattie) b)1841 married ? HAMMOND
Rebecca b) 1842 married Benjamin N. MOORE and later John DOLPHIN
Joseph b)4/23/1845 married Priscilla Jennie LONGMIRE and later Catherine Corrinne BALZER
Caroline b) 1847
Abraham b) abt 1851
George A. b) abt. 1849 married Mollie HELLMUND
Frank A. b) abt. 1853 married Deliah DAVIDSON
William A. b) abt. 1855 married Jennie MILLER
Annette b) abt. 1857

I believe that Jane's husband Alexander RAMSEY owned the Ramsey House an Inn located in Glen Haven. The family members who died there were buried at the Ramsey Cemetery.

Anyone with information on this family is encouraged to contact me.

Larry Johnson
100 Summit Avenue
Center City, MN 55012

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Judi Henkel Wed Jul 22 19:01:14 1998
Searching for information about my great grandparents, their ancestors and descendents. Henry HENKEL, B. 1826 in Hessia, Germany. Married Wilhelmina HOFF, b. 1828 in Hessia, Germany. Came to the US about 1860. Lived in Ellenboro Township and Cassville Township. Both are buried in Aupperle Cemetery, Ellenboro. Children: Elizabeth, Jacob C., Anna, Louis W., Francisco, Lena, Gustav Adolphus and John J. Elizabeth married John L. MENZEMER; they had two daughters, Leona and Orah. Anna married a man with the surname JEIDE.

Judi Henkel
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Brian Bassler Tue Jul 21 14:50:09 1998
Hi all, I'm searching for any information on the following:
(3 generations in Grant County)

Thomas LAIRD
b. 1815 Ireland
d. 1877 Monfort, WI
b. 1819 Bucks Co., PA
d. 1906 Monfort, WI

Thomas LAIRD
b. 1843 Monfort, WI
d. 1934 Keya Paha, NE
b. 1844 Monfort, WI
d. 1921 Monfort, WI

William Seward LAIRD (my g-grandfather)
b. 1861 Montfort, WI
d. 1928 Wadena, MN
Thresea (POKORNY) LAIRD (my g-grandmother)
b. 1869 Pilsen, Austria
d. 1922 Glendive, MO

Anything look familiar? Email me: [email protected]
I have lots of info on this part of the Laird family from my grandmother and willing to share.
Happy hunting and have a great day.



Barbara Krueger Mon Jul 20 13:23:08 1998
GRAVES - Candace Nelson GRAVES HARELSON, b 1/9/1832 Warren Co.OH, moved to Lancaster area with her parents from Warren Co, married to John Burgess HARELSON, had several children in Lancaster area, d. 7/15/1918 Stockton, CA. Father was Henry Benton GRAVES and mother was Lurena Ann HOWELL. Candace had a brother, Newton GRAVES.

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David W. Taft Sun Jul 19 16:07:17 1998
I am researching the following Grant County families: Thomas R. THOMAS (1808-1886), John H. MCLIMANS (1831-1899), Silas S. MCGHAN (1800-1863), Thomas L. WALKER (1825-1907). All families settled in Grant county in the 1850's - 1860's. Would be interested in exchanging information with anyone researching these lines.

David W. Taft
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2805 Turnberry Dr. #1014
Arlington, TX 76006

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Marge Counterman Sun Jul 19 00:03:04 1998
Looking for any relatives of Mary M. COUNTERMAN and John Stephen HUDSON who were married in Grant County, Wisconsin 2 Nov 1856. She was the daughter of Abram L. and Ann Mary COUNTERMAN. Later Abram and some of his other children are found living in Illinois. I have not found out what happened to the above named couple, namely Mary M. and John S. HUDSON. Any data would be appreciated.

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Judy Harris Tue Jul 14 19:35:04 1998
My ggrandfather was in the Wisconsin Inf. Co. K35 from Grant County. Simon HAW Born in England in 1841. He was buried in Iowa but lived in Grant County as a boy. His parents were John Simon and Mary LAZENBY HAW. They were buried in Grant County. Do you have any information? Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration. Judy Harris


Joan R. Jones Tue Jul 14 15:28:18 1998
Looking for information on Frans or Frank BROMERT, BRANNER, BRAMETT, BRAMERT, BRANALT. Born Prussia 2 February 1816. Citizen U.S.A. 9 April 1856. Died 25 January 1891. Married Elizabeth (Maria Elizabeth) ELSKAMP born Rhade or Rheda, Germany 8 September 1821. Came to America 1845 or 1849. Three children born in Potosi, Grant County, WI. John 30 April 1851 to 30 August 1851, Margaret 24 February 1854 and Mariam Susaman 27 June 1858 to 3 March 1860. Moved to Lyons, IA and then to Carroll, IA. Joan R. Jones [email protected]


Edwin Broadus Sun Jul 12 20:52:12 1998
Can anyone tell me where BREWSTER'S Ferry was located in Grant Co. in the 1840's. Supposedly it was a populated area and presumably the location of a ferry service.


Sid Ewer Tue Jul 8 17:44:10 1998
I am a descendent of Ruell EWER and Ellen WAMSLEY who married and lived in Cassville, Wisconsin in the 1850s and 1860s. Ruell EWER died in 1863 I think in the Civil War shortly after enlisting, but I also have information that he died in Cassville in 1863. Ellen later (1865) married Sam HIGGINS in Glen Haven and they wound up moving to Nebraska. Ellen Wamsley was the daughter of Charles and Sarah WAMSLEY who immigrated from England with five children. I think Sarah came a couple of years before Charles did. I am looking for additional information on Charles and Sarah, and on Ellen and Ruell. I know nothing of Ruell, except that he supposedly came from Pennsylvania. Ellen's brother, Charles, supposedly worked for Governor Dewey; Charles's wife supposedly also worked with Governor Dewey. Charles was also a Justice of the Peace and on the school board.
I am Sid Ewer, email: [email protected]
I appreciate any information you can furnish me.


Rita Kingkade Mon Jul 6 22:10:26 1998
I am seeking information on a Lawrence BOHMAN from Grant County. The spelling of both first and last names may not be correct -- I had sketchy information to work with, so could be Laurence or BOHMANN or any surname that phonetically sounds similar. I am searching on behalf of a relative. This person may have attended La Crosse State Teacher's College in the 1920s.
Rita Kingkade [email protected]

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