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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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HENRY ADAM, farmer, P. O. South Fincastle, was born November 16, 1843, in Prussia. His parents were Daniel and Margaret (White) Adam; they emigrated to America in 1845; came to Ohio and settled in Jackson Township, Brown County, where they remained until their decease, he having died in October, 1879, and she several years prior to his death. Our subject was two and one-half years of age when his parents came to Brown County. He was reared to manhood on a farm and received but a rudimentary education. On February 16, 1871, he married Charlotte Wohlleber, by whom he had four children — Henry W., George D., Sarah M., and Matilda. She died in June, 1879. He married in November, 1880, Margaret E. Wilson, daughter of Jeremiah Wilson, of Eagle Township. To them have been born one child — Anna C. Mr. Adam is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Arnheim, and the owner of 167 acres of land.

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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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