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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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G. BAMBACH, attorney, Ripley, is a native of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, where he was born in 1840. His father, Gotlieb, crossed the ocean to the American shore in 1848, and in the following year returned, and with the family, consisting of his wife and two children, again embarked to the United States. Her maiden name was Barbara Borsmeyer, native of Alsace, Germany. The youngest child, a daughter, died soon after reaching this country. Gotleib located at Levanna, Brown County, in September. 1849, and began raising grapes, and butter making, but became wholly engaged in the former pursuit, in which he is still engaged in connection with farming. He and his son have a farm of 130 acres and other property at Levanna. The subject of this sketch secured a common school education, and began reading medicine under Dr. Eberhart of this city. Two years afterward, he attended the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, from which institution he graduated in 1859. The following year he recited law in the office of Chambers Baird, of Ripley, and entered the Law School at Cincinnati. Ohio, where he graduated in 1861. He then entered the ranks of the Union army, as Assistant Surgeon of the One Hundred and Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and three months afterward was assigned to the Eightieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry of the Seventeenth Army Corps. He served with this regiment until after the surrender of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863, when he returned home on account of his father’s ill health. He was tendered promotion by the Governor as Surgeon, but he declined. In 1877, he was selected by the Republicans of this district as a candidate for Legislative honors, but suffered defeat in this strong Democratic territory. In 1881, his name was placed on the county ticket by the Republicans for Probate Judge. His opponent, George P. Tyler, secured the election by a small majority. He had, however, become popular, and throughout the ranks of both parties secured hosts of friends. He is a member of the Masonic order, and by his ambition and natural talents created and realized success.

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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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