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    GEORGE S. APPLE, owner of two fine farms in Newberry Township, Miami County, one of sixty-seven acres, on which he lives, and the other containing 105 acres, situated one-quarter mile west, both being in Section 11 and about four and one-half miles north west of Covington, is one of the substantial and representative men of this township. He was born September 27, 1857, on a farm in Darke County, Ohio, and is a son of Solomon and Eve (Gephart) Apple.

    The Apple family was established in Montgomery County, Ohio, by the great-grandfather, Henry Apple, who came from Pennsylvania at a very early date. At that time the grandfather, also Henry Apple, was a child. He spent his life in Montgomery County, and there his son, Solomon Apple, was born and lived until after his marriage to Eve Gebhart. She was reared in the same vicinity. About one year after marriage they moved to Darke County, where they lived for twelve years, and then came to Newberry Township, Miami County, settling on the farm now jointly owned by the mother and youngest brother of George S. Apple, in March, 1865. Solomon Apple died March 28, 1900, aged seventy years.

    George S. Apple was about eight years old when his parents brought him to Newberry Township, and he has continued to live here ever since. His life has been devoted to agricultural pursuits. Just after he married he settled on his farm of 105 acres, which he cultivated and lived on until July 31, 1907, when he moved to his smaller farm. In that summer he built his present fine frame residence and made many other substantial improvements.

    On September 25, 1881, Mr. Apple was married to Miss Amanda Johnson, who was born in Champaign County, Ohio, a daughter of Wilson and Nancy (DeCamp) Johnson. Her father was a farmer and died on his farm in Champaign County when she was young, her mother having died when she was only seven years of age. When twelve years old she came to Newberry Township and lived with her sister, Mrs. Hester Hartle, until her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Apple have two children: Perry, who lives on his father's larger farm, married Maud Ollinger; and Bertha, who remains at home with her parents. Mr. Apple and family belong to the Lutheran Church.

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