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    ANSON HILDEBRAN, a representative citizen of Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio, has a farm of eighty acres, in Section 26 of this township and a tract of twenty acres lying south of that location, but is now retired from business activity. He was born in Newton Township, August 16, 1848, and is a son of John, Jr., and Rachel (Tucker) Hildebran, and a grandson of John Hildebran Sr.

    John Hildebran, Sr., was born in Pennsylvania, where he lived until after his marriage and then moved west to Montgomery County, Ohio. He later located in Newton Township, Miami County, and many years later removed to White County, Ohio, where he was living at the time of his death in 1881, at the age of eighty-four years. He was born in 1797. He was united in marriage with Esther Long, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1791, and they had the following children: Michael; Solomon, who died in infancy; Solomon (second); Labeman; John, Jr.; Mary; Anna; Sarah; Elmira; and Harriet. Mrs. Hildebran died in March, 1864, at the age of seventy-three years. Religiously they were members of the Christian Church.

    John Hildebran, Jr., was born in Miami County, Ohio, about the year 1826, and always lived in Newton Township. He was a successful farmer and at the time of his death was the owner of 160 acres of good land. He was a man of high standing in the community, and his death, which occurred March 5, 1909, was mourned as a loss to the community. He was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hildebran was united in marriage with Miss Rachel Tucker, a daughter of Nicholas and Charity Tucker, and they became parents of two children, Anson and Esther. Mrs. Hildebran is living and passes the time at the home of her son in Newton Township and that of her daughter at Laura. Religiously, she is a member of the Society of Friends, to which her husband also belonged. He was a Republican in politics.

    Anson Hildebran attended school at Possum Hollow and Pattytown, after which he assisted his father on the farm. After his marriage he settled on a farm south of the home place, but later moved to the old homestead, where he has since resided. He erected all the buildings now standing on the place and set out all the trees. He follows general farming and stock raising.

    May 22, 1869, Mr. Hildebran married Amanda Jane Davis, a daughter of Jonathan and Nellie Davis, and they became parents of the following children: Charles E., who married Anna Street, a daughter of Joseph Street; Lulu May, wife of Eizie Coppock, who is a son of Wesley and Jane Coppock; John Walter, who married Elizabeth Trost, daughter of Joseph Trost; Clara Belle, who is the wife of Tolin Noll, son of P.S. Noll; William, who died at the age of four years; and Minnie, who died in infancy. Religiously, they are members of the Society of Friends and Mr. Hildebran has been an elder of the church for many years. He is a Republican in politics.

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