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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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B. F. OZIAS, freight, ticket and telegraph agent, Arcanum; on the D. & U. R. R. To the above-named gentleman we are pleased to record a space in this work; he was born in Preble County, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1837, where he was brought up on the farm until 1855, and received a common-school education, after which he took a short course in the Seven-Mile Academy; after returning from the seminary, was engaged in various pursuits until 1867, when he opened a drug store in Galveston, Ind., which business he followed until 1869; at this time sold out and came to Arcanum, Darke Co., where he has since resided, and up to 1872 was variously engaged; at this time, he was appointed to the office he now holds, and duly fills; our subject, since a resident of Twin Township, has been elected as Township Clerk two terms, Township Trustee one term, and Trustee of the Arcanum School Committee while erecting their new school building in 1876.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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