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    LEVI HOUSER, farmer and stock-raiser -, P. O. Piqua; was born in this county May 20, 1823, and is a son of John Houser, now deceased. Levi was raised on the farm and received a common-school education at 26 years of age, he had accumulated nearly $6 00, which he invested in his present farm of 80 acres, in Sec. 23, Spring Creek Township; this farm lie has transformed from a wild state to a good degree of improvement, and is now in easy circumstances ; for the past few years, his time has been directed to handling stock, which he has made a success. His marriage with Christina Whitney was celebrated March 29, 1849; she was born in Warren Co., Ohio, Sept. 26, 1829, and is a daughter of Francis and Abigail Whitney; Mr. and Mrs. Houser are the parents of five children, viz., Ephraim W., born March 11, 1850 ; Martin J., born Nov. 28, 1852 ; Margaret E., born March 12,1855 ; Samuel A., born Dec. 28, 1860, and Abbie A., born Sept. 3, 1862; Mr. Houser has, for the past few years, resigned the working of his farm to his two sons, and it is now cultivated by Samuel A., who is an industrious and dutiful son.

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