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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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PHILIP SCHWEICKART, P. O. Russellville, a prominent land-holder of Franklin Township, born in Germany May 25, 1803. His parents were Daniel Schweickart and Polly (Sadler) Schweickart. Mr. Schweickart received but a limited education in his native land, and was a soldier in the French army for a period of ten years. His parents never came to America, but lived in Germany till their death. Our subject was a farmer in the old country until thirty-eight years of age, when he came to America, locating in Brown County, Ohio. He was employed in a brick-yard, and subsequently on a farm by the month for some years. In the fall of 1852, he married Mrs. Mary (Bohre) Houck, who owned a farm of 200 acres. On this farm, he has resided over thirty years, toiling early and late to make his land the most fertile in the township. About 1867, he purchased forty acres of land, and in the winter of 1881-82, another piece of 200 acres, making his whole farm to consist of 440 acres. He raises a good grade of stock, usually keeping about twenty head of cattle and six to eight head of horses on the farm. Mr. Schweickart has two children — Catharine (wife of Godfrey Gwinner, a farmer of Jackson Township), and Philip, assisting his father on the farm. Mrs. Schweickart has one son by a former husband, Frank Houck. Mr. Schweickart is a Democrat in politics, and himself and family are members of the Protestant Evangelical Lutheran Church, at Arnheim.

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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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