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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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DANIEL GRUBS, grain-dealer, Greenville, firm of Zimmerman & Grubs, grain merchants. The subject of this memoir is a native of Montgomery Co., Ohio; he was born Feb. 25, 1833; his early occupation was that of a farmer’s son, his father died when our subject was but 16 years of age; he then lived with his mother until 27 years of age, when, in 1860, he was united in marriage with Katie Denise, a native of the same county; they have one child, Edgar A., now in his 21st year, and a graduate of the Cincinnati Commercial College, and is a book-keeper for the above firm, his ability to fill the above position being beyond the average. Upon the marriage of Mr. Grubs, he continued to live in Montgomery Co for three years, when he removed to Preble Co. and continued farming until 1874, when he located in Greenville, and, in 1876, associated with the above gentleman, since which time they have done business under the above firm name. They are largely engaged in buying and shipping grain to the Eastern markets. A card of their business appears in the business directory of Greenville.

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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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