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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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JOHN E. BREADEN, farmer and stock-dealer, Sec. 34; P. O. Greenville; was born near Glendale, Hamilton Co., Ohio, June 17, 1828; his father, Jeremiah Breaden, was born in Ireland, and married Epenetus Sorter in New Jersey, where she was born; both died in Springfield, Ohio. John E. Breaden, the subject of this sketch, learned the profession of druggist with his brother William, in Hamilton, Ohio; their father was an educated physician, and practiced medicine and surgery during his lifetime. John E. came to Greenville in 1850, and engaged in the drug business on his own account for three years, then moved to Brown Township, and engaged in farming; he returned to Greenville in 1862, and engaged in clerking for John Hufnagle, Esq., in his dry-goods store; in March, 1865, he removed to the farm where he now resides. He married Anjumila Hufnagle May 29, 1851; she was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., May 19, 1832, and is a daughter of John Hufnagle, Esq., President of the Greenville Bank, also merchandising in Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. Breaden have had three children, viz., John Edward, born July 28, 1852; he is an attorney at law in Greenville, and obtained his education mainly at the Chieckering Institute, in Cincinnati, where he graduated in 1873; he read law with Calderwood & Cole, in Greenville, and was admitted to the bar in 1876; Maria Evie, born Feb. 8, 1854 (deceased); and Lillian Vincincia, born Dec. 30, 1861, now at “St. Mary of the Springs Convent,” near Columbus, Ohio, completing her education.

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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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