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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  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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G. CHRISTIAN REISINGER, saw-mill, Arnheim, proprietor of a portable saw mill, and one of the most prominent German-American citizens of Franklin Township, was born in Germany February 8, 1840. His parents were George S. and Christina Hertel Reisinger, both natives of Germany. They emigrated to the “land of the free” in 1842, locating on a farm in Franklin Township, one mile east of Arnheim. Mr. Reisinger grew to manhood in Franklin Township, in early life assisting his father in the work on the farm. He received a fair education, and subsequently taught school for three winters, spending the summer months in canvassing for standard publications. He then took a seven months’ course of study at the Mercantile College at Cincinnati, when he ably fitted himself for a business career. In 1862, he enlisted in Company E, Seventh Ohio Cavalry, and served till the close of the rebellion, a period of two years and nine months. He then returned to Franklin Township, and was there married, July 12, 1865, to Julia A. Sucher, probably a native of Virginia, but reared in Kentucky. Mr. Reisinger then went to Cincinnati, and obtained employment as a reporter and collector on the Cincinnati Daily Times, which position he filled for two years. He then returned to Arnheim, and was engaged in the saloon business seven years. His next venture was in the turning of wood and repairing. Of late, he has been engaged in running a portable saw-mill. Mr. Reisinger is an active Democrat, and for nine successive years served Franklin Township, as its Clerk. At present, he is a Justice of the Peace. In 1880, he was appointed to take the United States Census of Franklin Township, which task he satisfactorily performed. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Reisinger, three living — Endora A., Eliza C. and George C. L. Both parents are members of the Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church of Arnheim, in which body Mr. Reisinger has held many important trusts. Mr. Reisinger is a very prominent citizen of Arnheim and vicinity, and is highly respected throughout the county.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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