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    FELIX GANGLOFF, residing on the old homestead farm of 240 acres, which is situated in Section 26, Washington Township, was born on this farm in 1861, and is a son of Nicholas and Mary (Clousey Gangloff. The parents of Mr. Gangloff were both born in Germany and came to America when aged about eighteen years. Nicholas Gangloff located first at Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, rid there he later married Mary Clouse. Immediately afterward they came to Miami County and went to housekeeping on the present farm where the remainder of their lives were spent. Nicholas Gangloff died in 1898, at the age of eighty-seven years, and his widow died in May, 1905, aged eighty-five years. Nicholas Gangloff was considered a very successful fanner during his active years and an excellent business man, having acquired a large amount of property both in Miami County and also in Piqua. Both he and wife were devoted members of the German Catholic Church. They had seven children born to them, namely: Celia, who resides with her brother Felix on the old homestead and with him owns the property; ApIonia, who is a sister in a convent in Cincinnati; Lucy, also a sister, who died in a convent at Lafayette, Indiana; Anthony, who resides in Missouri and has been a railroad man for many years; Felix; John; and George, who died in infancy.

    Felix Gangloff has always resided on the home farm, as has his eldest sister. They manage it together, having a tenant who does a large part of the work and lives in one of the farm houses. Mr. and Miss Gangloff reside in a fine brick residence. This farm is one of the most valuable in Washington Township and one of the best improved. The family is well known and is held in the highest esteem.

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