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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. DEETER, farmer; P. O. Pleasant Hill; was born on his present place in 1854 and is the son of John S. Deeter, who was born in Preble Co., Ohio, in 1813; he was a son of David Deeter. John S. was a farmer by occupation, and at different times owned and operated the Sugar Grove Grist-Mill. He was married in 1831 or 1832 to Sarah Reed, born in Virgina in June, 1812. Of their family of four sons and three daughters, two sons have died; one, David, lost his life in the United States service at Murfreesboro, Tenn., in 1862; he was a member of the 94th O. V. I. Isaac died in October 1867. John S. died in 1872, a faithful member of the German Baptist Church. He located on Section 7, about 1835. J. B. is the youngest of the family, and has devoted his life to farming; his early education was limited to the common school; his energy and industry, directed by his skill, has made his career as a farmer a success; he finds his religious creed in the German Baptist Church, of which he and his wife are consistent members, and in which he has held the office of Deacon since he was 22 years old. He was married in October, 1873, to Angie Younce, of Union Township; she was born in November, 1854, and is the daughter of Larkin Younce. A son and daughter have been the issue of this union.

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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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