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    AARON B. COURTER was born in Bethel Township, Miami County, Ohio, February 27, 1849, and is a general farmer owning fifty-one acres in Bethel Township, three miles northwest of New Carlisle. His parents were William and Abigail (Moore) Courter.

    William Courter was a native of Ohio, where his life was spent, mainly as a farmer in Bethel Township. He died in l863 and was interred at New Carlisle. He married Abigail Moore and they had nine children: Nancy Jane, Henry F., John, Sarah M., Aaron B., Elizabeth. William, Mary and Rachel. The other of this family died in 1889.

    Aaron B. Courter attended school for a short time in his boyhood, at New Carlisle, but as he was the fifth in an increasing family and his father had little means, he had, while still young, to provide more or less for his own support. He engaged in farm work and about 1868 entered the employ of a Mr. Bare, with whom he remained for twenty-six years. Mr. Bare came to Bethel Township from Cumberland County, Penna., and settled on the present farm, where he died. Having no children, the farm came to Mr. Courter who had so faithfully remained with him for so many years. After Mr. Courter took charge he repaired the buildings and did a large amount of improving. He raises excellent crops and is numbered with the successful farmers of the township.

    On December 28, 1893, Mr. Courter was married to Miss Harriet Hale, a daughter of John and Mary Ann Hale, and they have two children: Mabel May and William Lawrence, both of whom are attentive pupils of Fairview School, District No. 3, Bethel Township. In his political views, Mr. Courter is a Republican.

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