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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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M. BEYERSDOERFER, tobacconist, No. 34, Main street. Ripley. Mr. B. is among those of the energetic and enterprising business men of Ripley. A native of Germany, where he was born in 1834. In 1852, he emigrated to the United States, and for one year was employed at his trade, blacksmithing, in Levanna, after which he purchased a piece of land and opened a vineyard. In the summer of 1865, he suffered by sunstroke, and was obliged to relinquish outdoor employment. Disposing of his place, he established his present business in 1866, where he manufactures cigars, and enjoys a good trade. He was married, in 1861, to Miss Elizabeth Winser, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Their living children are Conrad, Anna M., Ida and Flora. Mr. B. served three months in the Twelfth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and is a respected member of the K. of P. and U. O. of W. Politically, is a sturdy Republican.

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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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