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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 STEINLE, Greenville, Ohio; manufacturer and dealer in cigars and tobacco. The subject of this memoir was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, Feb. 25, 1854; in 1867, he commenced the cigar trade, and followed the same for two years in La Crosse, Wis.; thence to Vandalia, Ill., for a short time; thence to Indianapolis, Ind., where he followed his trade seven years, and in June, 1877, came to Greenville and engaged in his present business, which he has since successfully followed. He is a practical cigar-maker, and gives his personal attention to every detail of his business, and has in his employ the year round from two to six men. His marriage with Emma S. Reeder was celebrated in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1875; they have two children, John H. and Anna.

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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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