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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami 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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CHRISTIAN SHULZ, farmer; P. O. Piqua; born in Germany Dec. 20, 1833; he is a son of George Shulz, who was born in Germany, 1801, and was brought up to agricultural pursuits, which he followed through life, until his death in 1866. In 1833, he married Catherine Stine, who was born in Germany in 1810, and died in 1878; nine children were born to them, of whom seven are now living— Christian is the only one now living in United States, where he came in 1855, and followed various pursuits, but finally learned the cooper’s trade, which he followed thirteen years; in 1875, he bought his present farm, in Secs. 25 and 30. March 31, 1859, he married Catherine Stine, who was born in Germany in 1833, and came with her parents to United States in 1846, who are now both dead. Seven children are the fruits of Christian and Catherine Shulz’s union, viz., Charles F., George H., Edward J., Emma U., Catherine M., William C. and Albert.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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