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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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DAVID NOGGLE, retired farmer; residence, Section 34; P. O. Greenville. Among the old settlers of Darke Co., the gentleman whose name heads this sketch is prominently and favorably known, and is held in the highest esteem by his fellow-townsmen; he was born in Neave Township, Darke Co., Aug. 8, 1824. His father, Geo. Noggle, was born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., March 15, 1774; he married Catherine Henlein, who was born in the same State on May 26, 1777; they were among the early pioneers of Darke Co., locating here in 1812; Mr. Noggle died in Harrison Township June 28, 1852; Mrs. Noggle died March 17, 1865; they were the parents of ten children, all of whom lived to grow up. David Noggle obtained his education in a log schoolhouse, and assisted his father in farming until 20 years of age, when, upon Nov. 7, 1844, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Gibbs, a native of Darke Co., born Sept. 20, 1827; they were the parents of four children, viz.: Martha A., born Jan. 18, 1846; Rufus G., born July 1, 1847; Mary C., Dec. 18, 1854, and Julia A., July 8, 1856. Upon the marriage of Mr. Noggle, he located upon 80 acres of land in Neave Township, and lived in a log cabin some twelve years; he then resided in Harrison Township some twelve years, when he sold out and returned to Neave Township, where he purchased 320 acres, disposing of the same in 1874, at which date he located upon his present place, where he has since lived; he now owns 80 acres, located one mile from Greenville, with the best of farm buildings. Mrs. Noggle was a daughter of David and Mary (Beal) Gibbs; her father was born in North Carolina, and came to Darke Co. about the year 1817; his death occurred in August, 1869; Mrs. Gibbs was born in Greene Co., Ohio; she died in July, 1872.

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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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