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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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JOSEPH DENNIS, farmer, P. O. Five Mile, was born October 3, 1824, in Belgium. His parents were John J. and Mary Dennis. In 1853, he emigrated to America, and by way of New York came to Ohio. Having spent five years in Highland County, he came to Brown County, and in 1859 settled in the northern portion of Green Township, where he now resides. In April, 1863, he married, in Brown County, Miss Eufrase Androit, by whom he has seven children — Mary, Emily, Eufrase, Anne, Margaret, Josephine and Joseph. Mr. Dennis says he borrowed $68 with which to come to America, and he is now the owner of 205 acres of land, which attests his industry and pluck to overcome the hardships and self-denials he was obliged to undergo. To his parents were born four children — Jeannette, Margaret, Nicholas and Joseph. They emigrated to America in 1856. In his youth our subject received but a limited education in French, but by constant heading and a close application to matters which pertain to the welfare of the public, he has become tolerably well informed on the general topics of his time. Politically, he is a Democrat. His farm is pleasantly located, and in a good state of cultivation.

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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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