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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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WILLIAM BAUGHMAN, retired farmer; one of the early pioneers of Darke Co.; born in Germany March 24, 1827; when 5 years of age, he emigrated with his patents to America, landing in Baltimore in 1832; they went to Wheeling, Va., where they arrived without means, and remained three years; they came to Darke Co. in 1835; here his father, John H., died, September, 1875; his wife having died about the year 1858. In October, 1848, William Baughman was united in marriage with Catherine Bertz; she was born in Germany, and is a sister of George Bertz, whose sketch also appears in this work; ten children was the fruit of this union, of whom five sons and two daughters now survive, viz., Solomon, Mary J., George W., William, Lucy B., Charlie and Augusta. Upon the marriage of Mr. B., he farmed upon rented land four years; he then bought 40 acres, upon which he lived nine years; he now owns 256 acres in Brown and Richland Townships, with good farm buildings, also his residence and some improved business property in town. Mr. Baughman commenced life without means, and has by his own hard labor, energy and industry, placed himself among the large landholders and successful business men of Brown Township, being a partner in the popular hardware firm of Bertz, Schlemmer & Co.

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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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