John M.Conner, farmer, sec 23, Big Rapids, Tp. was born in Richland Tp., Miami Co., Ind., July4, 1837. His father James Conner, was born in South Carolina, and his mother Mary (McCoy) Conner, was a native of Ireland.
Mr. Conner was a resident of his native State from his birth until Nov. 17, 1864, when he came to Mecosta Co., Mich., and settled in Big Rapids Tp., where he has since resided. In October, 1869, he located on the farm he at present occupies. He was married Dec. 23, 1867, to Etta, daughter of A.C. and T.G. Kneeland. She was born in Indianapolis Sept. 6, 1840.
Mr. and Mrs. Conner have three children, born as follows: James C., May 13, 1869; Vesta, Oct. 15, 1871; Dellis, Nov. 17, 1872. In political manners, Mr. Conner is a believer in principles of the National party.