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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami 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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A. H. DEETER, farmer; P. O. Covington; was born in Newton Township in 1847; he is the son of John Deeter, a Pennsylvanian by birth, who immigrated to Ohio in 1805, and located on Wolf Creek, in Montgomery Co.; he moved, in 1812, to this township, and located on southwest quarter of Sec. 8; here he lived till his death, in 1828. He married Susannah Stover, of Pennsylvania, by whom he had a family of six sons and five daughters; she died in 1851. A. H. Deeter was the fifth child of the family; he moved to his present place, located on Sec. 8, in 1838. He was married, in, 1838, to Mary A. Hoke, a native of Juniata Co., Penn.; they have had three sons and one daughter, all of whom still survive; the subject of this sketch was reared on a farm; he remained at home, attending the district school and doing duty on the farm until he attained his majority; at the age of 21 years, he moved onto a farm near the homestead, and at the end of three years removed to the home place; in three years he settled on his present place. He was married in the spring of 1868 to Angeline Myers, of this township; four children have been born to this union, one of whom died in infancy. Mr. Deeter finds expression for his politics in the Republican party.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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