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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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C. H. DEETER, blacksmith, Pleasant Hill; born in Newton Township in 184; is a son of Daniel and Mary A. (Hoke) Deeter; his early life was devoted to farming and attending school. In September, 1861, he enlisted in the 1st O, V. C., and December following, was sworn in as member of the 11th O. V. I., at Camp Dennison; he was in many hard-fought battles, viz., Frederick City and South Mountain, Md., Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Buzzard Roost, Resaca, and many others; he served in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Georgia. Among his Generals were McClellan and Rosecranz. When his regiment was mustered out he remained in the service, working on the National Cemetery, at Chattanooga, until Dec. 3, 1864, when he was mustered out of service, having served over three years. Returning home, he completed his education and taught school. In 1867, he commenced his trade, which he has since successfully followed. In February, 1867, married Sophronia Ward, born in Hocking Co. in 1847; they have six children living. Mr. D., while leaning toward the Republican party, exercises his judgment, and votes for men best qualified for the different positions.

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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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