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    FRANK EDWARD LeFEVRE, owner of 105 acres of farm land in Staunton Township, Miami County, Ohio, is one of the substantial and progressive men of that community. He was born on his present farm March 15, 1862, and is a son of Cyrus Haywood and Caroline (Babb) LeFevre, and a grandson of Christian LeFevre.

    Christian LeFevre came to Miami County, Ohio, from Maryland, bringing his bride to this then new country in a wagon, and he helped to clear the road which the pioneers used in going to Cincinnati. He obtained a patent from the government for the LeFevre farm in Staunton Township, and there erected a log cabin in the woods. A box was used for a table and puncheons driven into the wall for use as a bed. They resided here the remainder of their lives, he dying February 26, 1871, and his wife about six months later. They were parents of the following children: Sarah, John, Elizabeth, Minor, Naomi, Amy, Reason, James, Alfred, Cyrus H., Christian, Solomon, and Mary.

    Cyrus H. LeFevre was born in the log cabin on the home farm, October 23, 1824 and spent all his life on this farm. In compliance with his father's wish, he purchased the interests of the other heirs to the 262 acres which composed the home farm. In addition to farming, be dealt extensively in live stock, and also was considerable of a capitalist. He died October 28, 1894, and his death was mourned as a loss to the community by his many lifelong friends and acquaintances.. He was married to Caroline Babb, a daughter of Daniel Babb, one of the pioneer settlers of Miami County, and they became parents of three children-Walter, of Troy, who owns part of the old home place; one who died in infancy, and Frank Edward. Mrs. LeFevre died January 7, 1875.

    Frank E. LeFevre spent his boyhood days on the farm and attended school in this vicinity. With the exception of a short time following his marriage, he has always resided on this farm, and is engaged in general agriculture. His house was badly damaged by the cyclone of June 25, 1902, but was immediately remodeled and improved. He has met with much success in tobacco growing. He has in his possession the sheepskin deed to this farm, granted to his grandfather by the government and bearing the signature of President Andrew Jackson.

    September 20, 1892, Mr. LeFevre was united in marriage with Miss Vina Schramm, a daughter of George and Rachel (Schultz) Schramm, both of whom came from Germany and are now living at advanced ages, in Newton township, Miami County. A daughter, Helen May, was born to bless this union. Politically Mr. LeFevre is a Republican, as have been the other members of the family since the organization of the party. They belong to the Presbyterian Church.

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