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    I. B. DEETER

    I. B. Deeter. The list of substantial and progressive agriculturists of Miami county includes a number of men who were born in Darke county, and who, coming to Miami county either with their parents or alone, have found here the opportunity of working out their life success in the pursuits of the soil. In this class is I. B. Deeter, a successful farmer of Newton township, who was born on a farm in Adams township, Darke county, November 22, 1862, a son of Abraham R. and Nancy (Bigler) Deeter. Abraham R. Deeter was a farmer all his life, principally in Darke county, where he was twice married. By his first union he had ten children, all of whom are now deceased, and by his union with Nancy Bigler, his second wife, he had eleven children, of whom five still ,survive: Lee, Rebecca, Lavina, Katherine and I.B. The parents were highly respected people of their community, where they made numerous friends, brought their children up to respect labor, truth and honesty and contributed to the welfare of their community by their support of the institutions of religion, education and good citizenship. I.B. Deeter secured his education in the public schools and remained at home as his father's associate in farming until he reached his majority. About that time he struck out for himself, in Darke county, where he farmed until 1906, at that time coming to his present property in Newton township. Mr. Deeter has good buildings and modern improvements, and the presence of evidences of prosperity would seem to indicate the owner's possession of good managerial qualities. He maintains a small herd of cattle of a good grade, but for the most part devotes himself to general farming, a department in which he has met with success. Mr. Deeter married Martha, daughter of John Crowel, of Newberry township, and to this union there have been born two children: Fairy, who married LeRoy Smith, of Newton township, and Arthur, who assists his father on the home place. Mr. and Mrs. Deeter belong to the Church of the Brethren. They have four grandchildren, their daughter, Mrs. Smith, having one daughter, Beatrice Irene, and their son, Arthur, who married Erba McDonald, of Bradford, having had three children: Arthur, Jr., deceased; Emerson Jay and Elma Jean, all residing in Miami county.

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