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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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JACOB F. GAUBY, manufacturer of brick and tile; P. O. Bradford, Ohio. Jacob, his father, was born in Pennsylvania on the 20th of March, 1803; he married Christina Fike, who was born in Berks Co., Penn., on the 11th of March, 1811; they emigrated to Ohio in 1855, locating in Darke Co., where they resided until death overtook them; Christina died June 11, 1873, and on the 16th of October, 1873, Jacob sank peacefully to rest. Jacob F., the subject of this sketch, was born in Pennsylvania on the 7th of December, 1837; he spent his boyhood days in Pennsylvania, where he received a good education in German; came with his parents to Ohio when he was 17 years old; after he came to Ohio, he obtained some knowledge of the English language by his own efforts; he remained at home until he was 21 years old, and on the 20th of January, 1859, he celebrated his marriage with Rebecca Wise, a native of Ohio; he then engaged in farming, and in a few years he purchased 122 acres of land; unfortunately, he lost his wife on the 22d of March, 1865; three children were born to them, viz.: Moses, born Oct 19, 1860; Jacob, born July 16, 1862; Rebecca, born March 9, 1865. About one year later, he celebrated his second marriage with Abigail Boocher, of Montgomery Co., Ohio; three children by this union, of whom two are living, viz.: Henry, born June 27, 1868; John, born Dec. 3, 1870. On the 16th of January, 1874, the death messenger called again and summoned his wife to that better land; this, a second bereavement, almost crushed him to the earth. In 1874, he was married to Malinda J. Stose, a native of Ohio, born on the 7th of June, 1853; three children have been born to this union, viz., Effie J. D., Cora, William. Mr. Gauby has sold off 80 acres of his land, investing the proceeds in his manufacturing of tile and brick; he now owns 42 acres of land where he resides, one house and lot in Bradford, also a blacksmith-shop; he is now engaged in the manufacturing of brick and tile, and it is said that his tile and brick are the best in the county. The brick masons say that they can make a better job out of his kiln than from any other in the country; he has the largest and most complete tile manufactory in the county. Mr. Gauby has had his full share of township offices; served as Constable and Supervisor; he is a member of the I. O. O. F., and was a member of the German Baptist Church until he joined this order, when the church dismissed him for joining this good and noble order.

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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.  View the complete description here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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