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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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D. F. ANGLEBARGER, blacksmith, Tippecanoe City; one of the well-established business men of Tippecanoe City; was born in Frederick Co., Md., June 17, 1840; he is of Irish-German descent; his father, D. S. Anglebarger, and mother, Elizabeth Ramesburg, were both natives of Maryland, and passed their entire lives there; D. S. followed the pursuits of undertaking and farming; he had a family of four sons and two daughters by his first marriage; our subject was the youngest son; at the age of 13, he immigrated to Ohio, and located in Clark Co., where he engaged as a laborer at various pursuits till he went to New Carlisle and began the smithing business; here he remained seven years; then enlisted in Co. C, 110th O. V. I., and was employed as a blacksmith; he was in the fight of Winchester, under Gen. Millroy, and was subsequently discharged on account of physical disability; returning, he located at Troy, Ohio, and, in 1864, came to Tippecanoe City, where he worked for three years at “jour” work, and then set up shop for himself; he is now located on Second, between Main and Dow streets; his long experience as a smith, and careful attention to business, have won for him the reputation of a first-class workman. He is a Republican in politics, and an ardent supporter of the party; he is also a member of the A., F. & A. M. He was married Sept. 15, 1859, to Nancy Ross, a native of Clark Co., Ohio; of the six children born to this union, two have deceased.

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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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