My Genealogy Hound

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.

* * * *

M. DEETER, farmer; P. O. Covington; was born in this county and township Jan. 31, 1821, and is one of the few remaining early-born citizens of the township; his father, David Deeter, a Pennsylvanian by birth, emigrated to this county in early times; he was one of the pioneer ministers of the German Baptist Church. He was married to Elizabeth Stultzman, and reared fifteen children, all of whom grew up to maturity and were married. The subject of this sketch is the youngest of the family; his boyhood and youth were passed on the farm, thus acquiring a knowledge and experience in agriculture which have served him well through life; has made stone-cutting and stone masonry his chief occupation, operating, at the same time, his farm; he has, with the exception of about six years, lived on his present place, which is the place of his nativity; he lived about three years near Union City, Ind., and three years at the Sugar Grove Mill, which he operated; Mr. Deeter has on his farm an extensive limestone quarry, which he has operated for a number of years, turning out a vast amount of stone of the best quality; he is now engaged in sinking a shaft to the depth of thirty or more feet, for the purpose of operating a fine marble stone which is supposed to exist there. Mr. Deeter is a man of many sterling characteristics, unimpeachable in his business transactions, and industrious. He finds his religious creed in the Congregational Brethren Church, of which he has been a member since its organization, and now holds a deaconship in the same. He has been married twice; first to Frances Eller, in 1842; she was born Nov. 8, 1821, and was the daughter of Henry Eller, an early settler of the county; her death occurred March 6, 1865; six sons and two daughters were the issue of this first union, one son of whom is dead; the youngest of this family is now 16 years old. His second marriage was with Mary Fowler, nee Teeter, a native of Pennsylvania; three children have been born to this union.

* * * *

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

View additional Miami County, Ohio family biographies here: Miami County, Ohio Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.