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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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L. W. AGENBROOD, farmer; P. O. West Charleston; born in Bethel Township, Miami Co., Ohio, Feb. 16, 1842; is a son of Daniel and Rachel (Williams) Agenbrood; she is a native of Ohio, and he of Frederick Co., Md.; he was born Sept. 9, 1801, and was brought to this State in the same year by his parents; they stopped for one year at Cincinnati, and came to Dayton, where they remained about the same length of time, when they bought 170 acres of land in Bethel Township, Miami Co., on which they located; he followed farming and for many years kept a country hotel; his son, Daniel, bought 83 ½ acres in Sec. 15, of the above named township, where he resided for a number of years, but now lives in Monroe Township, of this county; L. W. worked on the farm till the time of his majority, when he commenced the fruit tree business; he also engaged in teaching a portion of each year; in 1870, he quit the tree business and followed teaching altogether, till 1877, when he bought the old farm of his father in Bethel Township, where he lives, teaching during the winter; his education was obtained principally in the common school. His marriage with Hannah Puterbaugh was celebrated March 5, 1871; she was born May 6, 1848; the fruits of this union are two children— Albert A., born Aug. 23, 1873, and Guy E., June 27, 1878.

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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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