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    Michael Frontz, retired, farmer; P. O. Troy. Mr. Michael Frontz is one of the prominent farmers; having lived forty-one years in the township. He was born in Germany, and came to Ohio in 1834, settling in Miamisburg. His earthly possessions consisted of only a few dollars, but fortune smiled on him from the first, and he has steadily prospered. He courted, and afterward married, Miss Mary Eberd, of Montgomery Co., May 4, 1836, Rev. Daniel Winters officiating. Their wedding tour was taken from Dayton to their home in a two-horse wagon. Housekeeping was commenced on a farm owned by the father of the bride, where they lived very happily together. The second year Mr. Frontz purchased four acres of land and erected a weaving establishment. He made a specialty of coverlets, and to say that they were genuine would be only the truth. The children each have a specimen of his work, looking almost as good as new, that was woven in 1837. Seven children were born, and three are now living: Sarah J. is the wife o f Rev. George Tenney; William, the only son, married Miss Sarah J. Honeyman; Mary A. is the wife of William Sager, who now looks after the farming interests. Mr. Frontz had an attack of paralysis in October, 1879, since which time he has been confined to the house. His wife died April 12, 1868, since which time Mrs. Sager, his daughter, has superintended household matters, and is a splendid housekeeper. The orchard and buildings are all in good shape, and the farm is a nice one. They are comfortably situated and everything presents an appearance of neatness and prosperity. Mr. Frontz is 72 years old, and was born in Gutenberg, Germany, in 1807. He has witnessed much of the growth of this country, and his life has been a financial success. He views the situation politically from a Democratic standpoint, and is the first Democratic supporter of the Miami Co. history in this township. For fifty-eight years he has been an active member in the Lutheran Church, and has lived strictly in accordance with its teachings.

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