R. E. Deeter, farmer; P. O. Covington. The subject of this sketch is the son of John R. Deeter, who was one of the early settlers of this township; he was born Jan 19, 1816 on the place where he lived most of his life, and died on 21 Sep. 1877; he was brought up to farm labor, and farming was his life occupation. He was married twice ; first to Mary Harden, Sept. 27, 1835; she was born March 17, 1812, and died in 1844; four children were the issue of this union, two of whom are dead; his second marriage was with Maria Maurer, Sept. 26, 1845; she is a Pennsylvanian by birth, and reared in Ohio; she was only 1 year old when her parents located in Darke Co., Ohio; fifteen children were born to this union, eight of,whom are living. After his first marriage he moved to Darke Co., where he remained till about 1850, when he returned to the old homestead, it being a part of the land which his father entered in an early day, being the south part of See. 5, Newton Township. Mr. Deeter was a man of integrity in all his business relations, and his life was made admirable by his uprightness and Christian spirit. He was identified as a faithful member of the German Baptist Church. His death occurred in September, 1877, at the age of 61 years.

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