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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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J. B. BEAMER, M. D., Fletcher. Of the medical profession of the village of Fletcher, who has established a reputation as a thorough-read man in the science of medicine, is Dr. Beamer, who is a native of Champaign Co., Ohio; when but a boy of 4 years, his father (being also a physician) located in Fletcher, and was favorably known for nearly thirty years, under whom J. B. read; in the 19th year of his age, he commenced the practice of his profession in Fletcher; two years later, he entered the United States Army as a private volunteer of Co. E, 71st O. V. I.; soon after the organization of the company, he was appointed as Sergeant; he entered service, and remained ten months, when he was discharged, having received a wound in the right lower limb by a cannon ball, at the battle of Shiloh; he was disabled from active duty in his profession for a period of eighteen months, when he again started in the practice of medicine, which he has successfully followed; in the year of 1867, he graduated from the Philadelphia Medical University; the Doctor is now well situated in the south part of Fletcher, where he has a fine little floral garden which he takes particular pride in caring for. The nuptials of Dr. Beamer and Martha F. A. Keller, a native of Maryland, were celebrated Dec. 16, 1869; they have one daughter, Lulu A., born May 24, 1873.

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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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