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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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LAWRENCE ARZENO, watchmaker and jeweler, Georgetown, was born in Italy December 23, 1845. He is a son of Joseph Arzeno, a native of Italy, and a small farmer of that country. He came to America in 1847, locating at Cincinnati, where his wife and only son (our subject) joined him the year following. Mrs. Arzeno died in 1865. Mr. Arzeno is still living in Cincinnati, and engaged in the confectionery business When fifteen years of age, Mr. Arzeno learned the jeweler’s trade, serving an apprenticeship of three and one-half years. He worked as a “jour” two years and after the death of his mother assisted his father in business for six months. In the fall of 1865, he commenced business for himself at Laurel, Ind., and in December, 1867, came to Georgetown, where he has since resided. In 1872-73, he was engaged in the stove and tin trade, which did not prove a financial success. With this exception Mr Arzsno has been very successful in his line of trade, and enjoys the largest trade of any in the village. Mr. Arzeno is a member of both lodge and Encampment in the Odd Fellow fraternity. He is also Republican in politics and a member of the M. E. Church, these two latter positions being almost without precedent in a person of like nativity. His parents were members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Arzeno was married in June, 1866, to Emma Green, a native of Indiana. They have been blessed with four daughters — Zoe, Ada, Ora L. and Iona. Mrs. Arzeno and daughter Zoe are also members of the M. E. denomination.

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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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