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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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ADOLPH DIETRICH, tinsmith, Fayetteville, son of Bernard and Mary Deitrich, was born in France April 28, 1825. He learned the trade of tinsmith. He came to the United States in 1847, landing at New Orleans, where he worked at his trade about one year and then came to Cincinnati, where he worked about fifteen months. He then came to Fayetteville, where he bought his residence and one lot, and built a tinshop, 51x21 feet, where he carried a full stock of tinware, stoves, etc., also, does tin-roofing, spouting, guttering, etc. He was married here in 1851 to Josephine Sourd. They had one daughter — Josephine. In 1854, his wife died, and he again married, in Cincinnati, in 1857, to Mary Slegel. They have one son, Julius, born in Fayetteville, January 22, 1859. Mr. Deitrich has a farm of 43 acres near the village, also one lot near his residence. He has been a member of the Town Council, also School Director.

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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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