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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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FLORIN BERGER, farmer, P. O. Blanchester, Clinton Co., Ohio, son of Lucien and Annie Berger, was born in Baden, Germany, May 5, 1829. In 1837, his parents came to this country and settled in this township with seven other children. His parents both died here; his father in 1862, and his mother in 1857. Mr. Berger was married here, July 29, 1852, to Nancy, daughter of John B. and Eleanor Gustin, born in Clinton County, Ohio. They have eleven children — Peter, Sarah, Jemimah, Enoch, John, Andrew, Benage, Flora, Ellen, Fannie and Joseph. Mr. Berger now has a fine farm of 70 acres, one mile northwest of Ferristown, 20 acres of which he received from his father. He has been Township Trustee several years, and Supervisor a number of years, and is at present a 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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