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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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MARTIN A. PETERSEINE, farmer, etc.; P. O. Bloomertown; is a son of John A. Peterseine, a native of Prussia, who came to America about the year 1830 and located in Newberry Township upon the farm where Martin lives, and, with the help of his children, cleared and cultivated it. The subject of this sketch, born upon this farm Sept. 8, 1844, was reared and educated a farmer; he has a farm of 110 acres under good cultivation, with excellent buildings; Mr. Peterseine has one of the largest cane-mills in this county, and is extensively engaged in the manufacture of molasses, averaging about ten gallons per hour. His marriage with Miss Mary, a daughter of Wm. Keiser, of Darke Co., was celebrated Sept. 30, 1869; they had two children— Semantha and Edith May.

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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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