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    HIRAM BROWN, nurseryman; P.O. Brandt; is a son of David & Sarah (GIESSEMAN) Brown; he was a native of Maryland, but came to Ohio at an early day, with his parents, who settled in Bethel Township, north of Brandt. Here he remained till the time of his marriage with Sarah GIESSEMAN, when he moved on his father-in-law's farm, and remained a number of years. in 1855, they moved to Brandt, where they have since resided. Hiram was born June 9, 1846; he received a good common-school education, and also attended the Academy at New Carlisle two winters; for about twelve years he has been engaged in teaching, and for ten years has also followed the nursery business; he was elected Township Clerk in the spring of 1870, and has held the office ever since; was also elected in the spring of 1880, for his fourth term as a Justice of the Peace; has been Assistant Superintendent of the schools of the township for two years, and Superintendent four years; in 1875, he was the Democratic candidate for County Treasurer. In 1869, June 10, he married Hattie S. Gantz, who was born in Bethel Township, Miami Co., Sept. 22, 1848; by this union they have had four children, three of whom are living---Maud V., Velma I. and Glendora.

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