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Below is a family biography included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890.  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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HENRY OTSTOT. This young gentleman is the owner and occupant of a beautiful farm in Clark County, and is classed among the most progressive farmers and stock-raisers of the section. His estate is located on section 30, in the northwestern part of Harmony Township, and consists of one hundred and sixty-one broad and fertile acres which have been improved in every way proper to a model farm. The finest Short-horn cattle and Poland-China hogs are raised and the crops produced are in quality and quantity equal to the best.

The gentleman with whose name we introduce this sketch is a son of William M. and Rebecca (Knaub) Otstot, of Springfield Township, and was born two and a half miles southeast of the county seat, December 14, 1862. He was reared on the parental estate receiving his education in Congress Hall schoolhouse, and remaining with his parents until his marriage, when he located on the farm where he now resides.

The wife of Mr. Otstot is a young woman whose intelligent mind, pleasing manners, and estimable character have endeared her to many friends. She was known in her maidenhood as Miss Fannie Yeazell, and was born in Mechanicsburg, July 3, 1866. She is a daughter of John A. and Mary Ann (Baird) Yeazell, her parents being natives of Pleasant and Harmony Townships respectively. Her grandfathers are Jacob Yeazell and William Baird both well known in the localities in which they reside.

The rites of wedlock were celebrated between Mr. Otstot and Miss Yeazell, January 26, 1888. They are numbered among the most highly respected members of the community, the intelligence, enterprise and steadfast character of the husband assuring to him the friendship of his associates. The future is bright with promise to the young couple whose influence will doubtless extend as years go by.

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This family biography is one of the many biographies included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890. 

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