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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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PETER L. ROSSELOT, farmer, P. O. Mowrystown, was born in February, 1836, in France. When sixteen years old, with his parents, Peter and Elizabeth Rosselot, he emigrated to America. They came to Ohio, and settled in Lewis Township, Brown County, where they remained perhaps twenty years, then moved to Eagle Township, where his father remained until his decease, in September, 1881; his mother still survives, in her eighty-first year. They were the parents of six children, James, Catharine, Frederick, Elizabeth, Peter L. and George. Peter L., our subject, was reared on a farm, and received but a limited education. In April, 1863, he married Julia Rosselot, by whom he has five children — James, Annie, Adella, Lucy and Lizzie. After his marriage, for four years he remained on his father’s farm in Lewis Township; then moved to Pleasant Township, where he remained about five years. He then located in the northern portion of this township, where he still resides. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and the owner of 125 acres of land.

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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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