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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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GEORGE W. MINICK, farmer, P. O. Union Plains, was born in January, 1830, in Warren County, Ohio. His parents were Michael and Sarah Minick. He received a rudimentary education in a subscription school, and from his youth up has devoted his attention to agriculture. In January, 1874, he married Catherine Heitsman, daughter of Jesse and Nancy Heitsman. To them have been born four children — William, Georgiana, Jessie and John. Directly after his marriage, Mr. Minick moved to Brown County, and settled in Green Township, where he now resides. His parents came from Virginia, and settled in Warren County at an early day. They had ten children, nine of whom are now living; they are now both deceased. On August 7, 1862, our subject enlisted in the Seventy-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was attached to Army of the Cumberland. He participated in the battles of Resaca, Peach Tree Creek and numerous other engagements, and received an honorable discharge in June, 1865. He is the owner of 224 acres of land, and lives in the western portion of Green Township.

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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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