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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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PETER BOHRER, carpenter and builder, Arnheim, was born in Pennsylvania November 9, 1834, his father, John Jacob Bohrer, was a native of Germany, who came to America just before the birth of our subject; a year later, he came to Arnheim, in this township, where he resided a few years. He then removed Maysville, Ky., and after a twelve years’ residence there, removed again to Arnheim. He is a tailor by trade, but is now seventy-five years of age, and of late years has been in feeble health. He married Catherine Wolf, a native of Germany, who bore him eight children — five of these are now living. Mrs. Bohrer is about seventy-four years of age, and like her husband suffers from ill health. The subject of this notice was reared mostly in Brown County, and received a good common school education in the schools of Franklin Township, and those of Maysville, Ky. When eighteen years of age, he learned the carpenter’s trade, and subsequently that of a plasterer. He has worked at these two trades through life, having erected very many of the buildings in Arnheim and the adjoining country. Financially, his business has been good, and he is considered one the substantial citizens of Arnheim and Franklin Township. Mr. Bohrer is a firm advocate of Democratic principles, and served as Treasurer of Franklin Township, a period of five years. Mr. Bohrer was married, January 3, 1858, to Louise Hinchey, a native of Arnheim; there has been twelve children born to them, nine living — Mary Louise, William Stephen, Catherine, Ida Viola, Josephine, Ardinia, Minnie, John Peter; and Charles Willis; Indiana, Clara and an infant are deceased. Mr. Bohrer, wife and family are members of the Protestant Evangelical Lutheran Church of Arnheim.

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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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