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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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T. P. RENCH, farming; P. O. Covington; born in 1848, on northwest quarter of Sec. 8, Newton Township; is the son of Jacob and Sarah (Boggs) Rench; he was brought up on a farm, and his early education was limited to the common school; he remained on the homestead till the spring of 1875, when he moved to Darke Co., Patterson Township; he remained here till the following spring, when he moved to Wayne Township, near Webster; at the end of two years, he moved to his present place. He is politically identified with the Democratic party, and religiously with the German Baptist Church, as is also his wife. He was married in 1872, Nov. 10, to Rosanna Long; she was born June 4, 1853, near Pleasant Hill, and is the daughter of James Long and Esther Eller. Two daughters have been given to Mr. and Mrs. Rench; one was born Dec. 23, 1873, and died in infancy; the other, Fredonia Rench, was born Feb. 4, 1876.

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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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