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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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RUFUS G. NOGGLE, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Greenville. The subject of this memoir was born in Harrison Township, July 1, 1847, and is a son of David Noggle, whose sketch appears among the biographies of this work; our subject was raised on a farm and assisted his father till he was 21 years of age, when he commenced farming for himself; he now owns 150 acres of land, all under a good state of cultivation, with good farm improvements; he obtained a common school education in his youth. He was married to Angie Kerst Dec. 26, 1867; she was born Aug. 31, 1848, and is a daughter of Samuel Kerst, a native of Pennsylvania. He died in Darke County upward of 60 years of age; her mother is now living, and resides in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Noggle are the parents of one child—Charley C., born Feb. 26, 1875.

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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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