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    M. M. Harbaugh: This gentleman is a resident of Casstown; he is a native of Virginia, having been born at Harper's Ferry in 1808. His ancestors came from Switzerland in 1736; his grandfather, Leonard Harbaugh, was a noted architect, and superintended the erection of the War and Navy Department buildings in Washington, prior to their destruction by the British in 1814. In 1835, the subject of our sketch married Caroline Routzahn, of Frederick County, Maryland, who still lives. In 1850, Mr. Harbaugh and his family removed to Ohio, making the journey across the Alleghenies and Blue Ridge in the primitive stage coach; he settled at Piqua, where he engaged in merchandising till 1856, when he removed to Casstown, the present home. Mr. Harbaugh has four children living, all sons; Samuel, Theodore, Charles, and Thomas; the last-named is well known as a poet and a journalist; his poems have gained for him the title "The Poet of the Miami." Theodore is engaged in merchandising in Williamsport, Ind., and Samuel has served as Clerk of Lost Creek Township for near twenty consecutive years. Mr. Harbaugh is one of the oldest citizens of the township.

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