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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 BOHL, blacksmith, Arnheim, was born in Franklin Township, January 7, 1850, and is a son of Adam Buhl, native of Germany, and when eight years of age accompanied his father Adam Bohl to America. He was a farmer during life, and died August 14, 1881. He married Dardie Henning, a native of Germany, who is still living, and resides with her children. Henry Bohl was reared in Franklin Township and received a good common school education; when twenty years of age, he learned his present trade with Frederick Biehn, working with him one and a half years. He was then employed by Jack Lyman, of Georgetown one year, and subsequently with P. J. Miller, and James Wilson one year each. In 1873, he opened a shop for himself, at Arnheim, where he has met with good success. Mr. Bohl is a member of the Reformed German Church, at Arnheim, and the Democratic party. He has always taken a deep interest in educational matters, and at present is a School Director and Clerk of the School Board. He was married, in 1874, to Jane, daughter of William Hanselman, a prominent German farmer of Franklin Township. Five children have been given them, Joseph William and Jacob Charlie (twins), Edward H., Minnie A. and Emma L. Mrs. Bohl and family are also members of the Reformed Church.

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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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