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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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WILLIAM J. OVERSTAKE, farmer, P. O. Bernard, was born April 24, 1833, in Highland County, Ohio. His parents were Peter and Dolly Overstake. Our subject was reared on a farm, and received a rudimentary education in a district school. In December, 1860, he married Rachel Ketterman, by whom he had two children, one of whom is still living, William H. She died in February, 1864; he again married, in April, 1869, Mrs. Eliza J. Badgley, widow of Denton Badgley. In 1876, Mr. Overstake located in the northwestern portion of this township, where he at present resides; he has been successful in business during life, and is the owner of 110 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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