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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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FREDERICK ELSCLAGER, farmer, P. O. Arnheim, was born in Germany September 25, 1836; he is a son of Caleb and Barbara Elsclager, and came to the United States in 1843. He was married to Lotta Bower in 1862; they had born to them five children — Peter, born April 11, 1863; Barbara, born November 22, 1864; Elizabeth, born May 14, 1867; Mary, born May 25, 1869, and Frederick, December 11, 1872. Mrs. Elsclager died. Magdalene Crisman, daughter of Henry and Barbara Crisman, was born in Germany in February, 1827, and came with her parents to the United States in 1832; she was married to James McNealy. Mr. McNealy enlisted in the Fiftieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and died at Danville, Ky., November 3, 1862. They have two children — Emily, wife of David S. Euvarard, of Highland County, and Elizabeth, wife of George Thompson. Fredrick Elsclager and Magdalene (Crisman) McNealy were married June 17, 1873. Mr. Elsclager is a member of the German Reformed Church, and Mrs. Elsclager of the Presbyterian.

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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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