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    LLOYD HARSHBARGER is a prominent farmer of Union Township, Miami County, Ohio, and resides two and one-half miles West of West Milton, where he owns a farm of fifty-six acres. He is a native of the township in which he lives, having been born April 11, 1848, and is a son of George and Mary (Penny) Harshbarger.

    George Harshbarger was born seven miles from Dayton, in Montgomery County, Ohio, and was a young man when he moved to Miami County. He engaged in farming in Union township thereafter until his death at the age of sixty-four years. He was married after his removal to this county to Mary Penny and they had the following children: Mary Jane of Piqua; Samuel of Ludlow Falls; Lloyd; George of Bradford, Ohio; and Anna, who died young.

    Lloyd Harshbarger received a good common school education and in the meantime assisted his father in the work about the farm. He farmed various places in Union Township until 1895, when he purchased his present farm of fifty-six acres. He put up most of the buildings on the place, set out a good orchard and made various improvements of an important nature. Mr. Harshbarger was married to Electa Sherer, who was born in Montgomery County but lived in Miami County prior to her marriage. They have had eight children, namely: Charles; Anna; William; John, deceased; Lorain; Howard, whose death resulted from drowning at the age of twenty-two years; Roy; and Russell. Religiously, they are members of the Friends Church. Politically, he is a Republican.

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