John A. Cornet, farmer, section g6, Denver Township, son of Robert and Susanna (Smith) Cornet, natives of Ontario, Can., was born in the Township of Hope, Canada, Sept. 19, 1859. His father died when he was an infant, and he was left to his own resources at a very early age. At the age of eight he engaged on a farm in the neighborhood until the fall of 1877, with the exception of one year that he was engaged in a woolen factory. He then came to this State and located in Whitehall, Muskegon County, where he was engaged in lumbering one year, then came to Fremont and went to lumbering on White River.
April 5, 1882, at Hesperia, he was married to Miss Laura Miller, daughter of Jacob and Eliza (Zigler)
Miller, natives of New York city, who was born Nov. 12, 1862, in Denver Township, where she was reared and educated. After her marriage, herself and husband settled upon her father's farm, where they still reside. They have had two children, twins, born April 19, 1883; Frank E. survives; Fanny B. died Aug. 25, 1883. Mr. C. is a member of the Orangemen's Association, of Ontario, Can. In politics he is a Republican.