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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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MATTHIAS SCHMITZ, saloon, Vera Cruz, son of John and Angeline Schmitz, was born in Prussia in 1832. In 1863, he came to this country with his mother and youngest brother, his father having died in Prussia. They settled in Owensville, Clermont Co., Ohio. He came to Vera Cruz and opened a saloon, where he keeps a choice stock of liquors, cigars and tobacco. He was married in Vera Cruz, to Jane A. Curee, a native of France. They have four children — Bertha M., John, Lucy and Catherine. Mr. Schmitz served eight years in the regular army, in Luxemburg, Germany. Himself and family are members of the Catholic Church.

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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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