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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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CHARLES BOBENMOYER, farmer; P. O. Arcanum; a Pennsylvanian by birth and an old resident of Darke Co.; is the son of Frederick and Christena Ann Bobenmoyer; was born in Berks Co., Penn., March 4, 1817; when about 14 years of age, his father came to Butler Co., Ohio, where Charles grew to manhood and was married to Caroline Burkholder April 20, 1847; she is a daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Meyers) Burkholder, both of whom were natives of Lehigh Co., Penn.; Caroline was one of a family of ten children, all but one of whom grew to manhood or womanhood; she was born in Lehigh County Dec. 20, 1824; her parents emigrated to Butler Co., Ohio, when she was an infant; Mr. and Mrs. Bobenmoyer began domestic life on his father’s farm, in Butler County, and continued there six years; then purchased and removed to the farm in Sec. 3, Butler Township, Darke County, where they now reside, having lived in the same house for more than a quarter of a century; most of the fine improvements and all the gravel roads and public ditches have been made during their residence here. Mr. Bobenmoyer commenced life a renter, and, by persevering labor and economy, saved enough to get a start in Darke County when Butler Township was yet new, and has grown with the growing country, and is now retired from the field of labor, having accumulated sufficient to keep himself and family comfortably and have something left. Mr. and Mrs. Bobenmoyer are worthy members of the German Reformed Church and useful, respected people; they have never had any children, but have raised two—Charles F. Bell, now a dentist in Arcanum, and Emma J. Harp, who still lives with them.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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