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    HENRY D. APPLE, a leading citizen of Newberry Township, the owner of the fine seventy-five acre farm on which he lives and which lies one and one-half miles southwest of Bloomer, was born on a farm in Darke County, Ohio, west of Versailles, June 23, 1860, and is a son of Solomon and Eve Lavina (Gephart) Apple.

    When Mr. Apple was six years old his parents moved to a farm in Newberry Township, Miami County, and there he was reared. On August 7, 1880, he was married to Miss Sarah A. Rhoades, a daughter of George and Matilda (Erisman) Rhoades. The parents of Mrs. Apple were born and married in Montgomery County, Ohio, and prior to Mrs. Apple's birth, they moved to a farm in Shelby County, two miles north of Mr. Apple's farm. There she was born and grew to womanhood, and there her parents still reside. The children of George Rhoades and his wife are: Mrs. Elizabeth Voisard, Mrs. Laura Mosher, John, of Dayton; Mrs. Sarah A. Apple, William, of Bloomer; George, of Preble County; Mrs. Mary Oda, Mrs. Lucinda Martin and Peter Monroe, residing at Bloomer.

    Mr. and Mrs. Apple went to housekeeping on the Apple home farm, where they lived for five years, and then moved to the present place. Here Mr. Apple has done a large amount of improving. In 1903 he erected his large frame residence, one of great comfort, and in 1908 he built his substantial barn, the dimensions of which are 4Ox8O feet, with an ell of 3Ox24 feet, a cement floor being laid all through. This is one of the best and most sanitary barns in the township. Mr. Apple carries on general farming, but makes raising of fine stock something of a specialty. For twenty years he has also been in the threshing business and for the past eight years has owned his own outfit. He is a very thorough, practical business man and all his industries are so planned that they never interfere with each other.

    Mr. and Mrs. Apple have one child, Walter Monroe, who was born September 11, 1883, on the old Soloman Apple farm. He is the very capable manager of the home farm at the present time. He married Flora M. Brown, a daughter of Reuben and Amelia (Wagaman) Brown. Mr. Apple and family are members of the Lutheran Church.

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