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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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MRS. ANNA B. PAUL, hotel-keeper, Troy. Mrs. Paul was born in Germany May 4, 1832; she is the daughter of Michael and Amelia M. (Schauer) Lischler both natives of Germany; he was one of the German revolutionists, serving as driver; he emigrated to this country in 1838, and settled in Springfield, Ohio, where he resided till the time of his death, which occurred in November, 1876; he followed the occupation of farmer during this entire period. Mrs. Paul’s first marriage was with Jacob Braunschweiger, in May, 1856, with whom she lived happily for seven years, and by whom she had three children, viz., Emma L., born May 2, 1857; Gusta E., July 20, 1858; and George, Nov. 12, 1859; her second marriage was celebrated with Louis Paul March 4, 1867; four children were the result of this union, viz., Charles, born Feb. 13, 1868; Louis, Jan. 10, 1870; Anna, Nov. 27, 1871; and Edward, March 21, 1873. Mr. Paul was born in Baden, Germany, Aug. 23, 1829, and passed from this life Jan. 14, 1876, after keeping the Galt House, in Troy, for five years; Mrs. Paul continues keeping hotel since the decease of her husband, and, by dint of good management and hard labor, has kept everything in good repair, and has an extensive custom. She is a member of the German Lutheran Church, with which she has been connected since she was 14 years of age.

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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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