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    ALBERT ALBAUGH, a prominent and influential citizen of Union Township, Miami County, Ohio, resides on a farm of 200 acres in all, and in addition owns the farm on which his daughter resides in the same township. He is a man of exceptional business capacity, and from a humble beginning worked his way to the front rank among the substantial men of the community. He was born in Darke County, Ohio, July 4, 1850, and is a son of John and Aseneth (Mendenhall) Albaugh.

    John Albaugh was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, whither his parents had at an early date moved from Pennsylvania. When a young man he moved to the vicinity of Gettysburg, Darke County, Ohio, where he farmed until early in the sixties. He then moved to Union Township, Miami County, where he spent the last years of his life. He had taken sick prior to his removal from Darke County, and never recovered his health, his death occurring at the age of sixty-eight years. His wife survived him but three months, dying at the age of sixty-five. They were parents of ten children.

    Albert Albaugh was but a baby when is parents moved to Union Township, and here he grew to maturity. His educational training in the schools was limited, as his father was disabled, and he, being the oldest son, was obliged to do the work on the farm. Thus hard work and self-reliance came to him at an early age, and proved the foundation for his future success. When nineteen years of age he purchased a team of horses, for which he incurred an indebtedness of $200, but soon was able to pay this off. He worked at home until he was thirty years of age, and was constantly laying by a part of his earnings, which he used to good advantage in discounting notes. He purchased the farm on which his daughter, Mrs.Younce, now lives, and made his home on that place for twenty- three years. In 1907 he purchased his present home farm for a cash consideration of $11,000, and has since lived upon it. He follows general farming and tobacco raising. He is a director of the Miami County Fair Board, to which he was elected in 1907. Politically, he is a Republican.

    Mr. Albaugh was united in marriage with Ida A. Herley, and they have three children: Leonard, who married Dorothy Rue and lives on the home place; Alma, who married Clark Younce and has a son, Aubrey; and Esther, who also lives with her parents. Religiously, they are members of the United Brethren Church.

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