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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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JACOB RENCH, farmer; P. O. Covington; born in 1847, on the northwest quarter of Sec. 8; is the son of Jacob and Sarah (Boggs) Rench; he was reared on the homestead, where he remained, assisting in farming till the spring of 1876 when he moved to his present place; in 1877, he removed to Darke Co., Wayne Township, and remained one year; at the end of this time, he returned to his present place, where he has since resided; he owns and operates, with his brother, T. P. Rench, a steam thrasher, which they have successfully used for several years. He was married in December, 1872, to Mary E. Faber, a native of Pennsylvania; she emigrated to the State of Indiana in 1866, and lived near Union City till a short time before her marriage, when she moved to Troy; one daughter, Sarah Anna was given them in September, 1879. Mr. R. is a member of the German Baptist Church.

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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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