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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  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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CHARLES L. MILLER, hotel, Arnheim, proprietor of hotel and saloon, was born in Germany May 1, 1833. He accompanied his parents to America in 1837. His father, Christian Miller, located in Franklin Township, on a farm of 120 acres, now owned by Isaac Waters. He was a lock and blacksmith by trade, but did not work at either trade after coming to Brown County. He died in 1845; his wife in October, 1869. Mr. Miller was reared on the home farm, living there till nineteen years of age. He then went to Campbell County, Ky., where he “farmed it” for four years. Returning to Franklin Township, he was married, January 26, 1856, to Charlotte Neu, a native of this county. He subsequently bought a farm exceeding 100 acres, which he farmed, personally, until October, 1881. He then sold a portion of the land, but still owns seventy-seven acres. In October, 1871, he commenced in his present business at Arnheim, in which he has been moderately successful. Mr. Miller is a strong Democrat, and once served his neighbors as Road Supervisor. Five children have been born to himself and wife — Lizzie, wife of Ethan A. Lindsay; Charlotte, wife of James H. Courts; Charles; Laura; and Freddie C. Mr. Miller is one of the most prominent German citizens of Arnheim and Franklin Township, and is well known throughout Brown County.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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