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    Felix Gangloff. The list of representative farmers of Washington township includes the name of no more enterprising citizen than Felix Gangloff, who has passed his entire life in this community and is known well and favorably to the citizens here. He was born in Miami county November 20, 1861, a son of Nicholas and Mary (Clouse) Gangloff, natives of Germany. His father was about eighteen years of age when he immigrated to the United States and settled first in Perry county, Ohio, whence he came in 1853 to Miami county. Here he secured a small farm in Washington township, on which he made improvements and to which he subsequently added, and by the time of his death had accumulated a goodly property and was accounted one of the substantial men of his locality, as well as one of the most highly respected. He and his wife, to whom he was married in Miami county, and who had come to the United States in young womanhood, were the parents of seven children, of whom five are living. Felix Gangloff was educated in the rural district schools of Washington township, and his boyhood and youth were passed in much the same manner as other farmers' sons of his day and locality. He assisted his father on the home place until the time that he attained his majority and then began to receive wages for his work. At the time of his father's demise he inherited a part of the home property, and at this time is operating the entire tract Of 244 acres, of which he is the owner of 150 acres, the remainder belonging to his sister, Cleia, who makes her home with him. Mr. Gangloff is the owner of a property which compares favorably with others in the township, boasting of good buildings and modern improvements. He brings to his work enthusiasm, intelligence and industry and has so conducted his activities as to be known as one of Washington's reliable farmers, good citizens and honorable men of business. Mr.Gangloff married Miss Antour Trace, and they are the parents of one child, Mary Elizabeth. The family are members of St. Boniface Catholic Church at Piqua, Ohio.

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