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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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A. C. BODMER, baker, Ripley, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, in 1849, and emigrated to the United States in 1867. He made Ripley an objective point, and located in the city May 15 of the same year. He was a baker by trade, and after working at cooperage a short time secured a situation with L. Reinert, where he worked diligently until 1875, when he opened a small bakery at his present place, which he purchased the same year. He has established a reliable trade, and with but his energies for capital succeeded. He was married, in Ripley, to Miss Lizzie Stoamm, a native of Sardinia, Brown County, and a daughter of Jacob and Martha Stoamm, early settlers of Brown County. He was a native of Germany, where he was born in 1825. He was brought to this country when fifteen years of age by his parents, Phillip and Mary (Syle) Stoamm. The family settled in Brown County, where he (Phillip) died in 1862. The family lineage has become very extended, and after a separation of thirty-three years a family gathering was held in 1876. Jacob Stoamm is the oldest band master in the county, and, in 1861, enlisted as leader of the regimental band in the Forty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served one year. He was leader of the Ripley Band for years, and, in 1878, received the first stroke of paralysis, since which time he has been unable to accomplish much work. He raised a family of twelve children, eight of whom are living, the eldest, Lizzie, wife of our subject, to whom have been born five children, four of whom are living — Louis A., Franklin H., Charles M. and William E. Mr. Bodmer is a member of the I. O. O. F., and one of the active merchants of the city.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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