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    JOSEPH S. DUER, farmer; P. O. Conover; was born in Bucks Co., Penn., Sept. 9, 1838, and is a son of George S., who was born in Pennsylvania Oct 1, 1796, and was raised on a farm. About 1823, he married Sarah Titus, who was a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in 1804; they were the parents of two children, of whom one died in infancy; the mother, in 1829, was called away; George S. afterward married, for his second wife, Mary Slack, who was a native of Pennsylvania; they, in 1852, emigrated to Ohio, and settled in Sec. 8, Brown Township, Miami Co., where her decease occurred Dec. 12, 1876; three children were born to them, of whom Joseph S., is the youngest; he was brought up to agricultural pursuits, and received a common education. Sept. 8, 1861, he enlisted in the 8th I. V. I., to defend his country; while in the service he participated in one severe battle; was mustered out of service Sept. 9, 1864, and returned home, where he again engaged in farming, which has since been his occupation. He has since his majority been elected to and filled the office of Township Trustee. Upon Nov. 12, 1867, his marriage with Jane N. White was celebrated ; she was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, in 1845; their children are four in number, of whom all are now living, viz., Claire R., George o., Anna M., and Charlie S.; the parents of Mrs. Duer, George and Mary J. (Anderson) White, were both natives of Pennsylvania, and emigrated to Champaign Co., Ohio, in 1831, and removed to Miami Co., in 1851, where their decease occurred, his in 1869 and Mrs. White's in 1878.

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