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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 MAIR ETIENNE (deceased), son of Joseph and Margaret (Barber) Mair Etienne, was born in Lorraine, France, in 1811. In 1830, he came to this country. He was a tailor by trade, and worked as journeyman in different cities through the Eastern and Western States. In the spring of 1840, he opened a general store in Vincennes, Ind., which he kept three years. He was married there in 1842 to Mary Gomean, born in Lorraine, France. They had five children, two living — Joseph and Elizabeth. In 1843, they came to this township and opened a general store near where the family now reside. They continued the business very successfully, and were well liked by the people. In 1874, they closed, as their family were married and left home. Mr. Mair Etienne died March 3, 1881, since which time his widow has resided on the homestead. The family are all members of the Catholic 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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