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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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S. H. OVERCARSH, teacher, Pleasant Hill; he was born in sight of his present home, in 1856, and is the son of Michael and Martha (Brandon) Overcarsh; Michael was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., in 1827, and is of German descent, and a son of John and Catherine (Hoover) Overcarsh, who had one son and one daughter; when Michael was 10 or 12 years old, his parents came to Ohio, locating on his present place, where he has since resided; his parents both died on the same day, Nov. 9, 1873; he was born March 14, 1794, and she July 11, 1795. Michael was married April 19, 1853, to Martha, granddaughter of Anna Brandon, elsewhere noticed in these sketches; she died Dec. 24, 1878; three sons and two daughters were born of this union. Our subject was raised upon a farm and educated in the common school; he improved his educational opportunities well, and entered the profession of teaching in 1875, which he has since continued during the winter, devoting his summer months to farming; he is a Republican in politics, and a Protestant in religion, being a member, with his wife, of the Christian Church; personally, he is pleasant, affable, industrious and enterprising. He was married, in 1878, to Jemima Maier, of this county, daughter of Eberhart and Lucy Maier; one daughter, Martha, has 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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