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    HENRY LANDIS, one of Newton Township's most progressive citizens and farmers, is the owner of 120 acres of well improved land, and follows diversified farming. He was born near Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio, September 26, 1855, and is a son of Daniel and Susan Ann (Deeter) Landis, the father being a native of Greene County, Ohio, and the mother of Miami County.

    Daniel Landis was a prominent farmer and well-to-do citizen of Newton Township, and at his death was the owner of 180 acres of land in Miami and Darke Counties. In 1874 he purchased 210 acres, but of this he subsequently sold 110 acres. He died in 1899, at the age of seventy years; his wife died in her sixty-seventh year, and both lie buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery. She was a daughter of Abraham and Barbara Deeter. Mr.and Mrs. Landis were parents of the following children: Hannah, Barbara, Henry, David, Lydia, Kate, Susan, Tina, Sarah, Abraham (deceased), John, Myra, and one who died in infancy.

    Henry Landis, subject of this biography, first attended the common schools of Darke County, and later those of Miami County. He turned his attention to farming in his youthful days, and continued to live with his father until three years after his marriage; then, in 1887, he moved upon the farm on which he now lives. He was for a period of seventeen years engaged in the butchering business, and during that time made two trips each week to market. In the meantime he carried on farming operations in a most active manner, raising the various small grains, hay and potatoes. During the past eight years he has raised tobacco quite extensively, each year devoting twenty-five acres to the growing of that product. The improvements on his farm are exceptional; he has laid 3,500 feet of tile for drainage, and set out 500 cement posts for fencing. He has a wind pump, with gasoline engine attached, with which facilities he is enabled to irrigate ten acres of ground. He is enterprising and progressive in his ideas and farms along modern and approved methods.

    January 12, 1884, Mr. Landis was united in marriage with Miss Katherine Bashore, a daughter of W. H. and Hetty Bashore., The following children were born to them: John, deceased; Emma, who married Walter W. Jones, of near Covington, and has three children: Helen, Mary and Harriet; Grace, who is deceased; Albert, who is a member of the class of 1912 in Ohio State University at Columbus; and Fred, deceased. Religiously they are members of the German Baptist Church, of which be is a deacon. Politically he is a Republican.

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