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    Charles Karns. Among the farmers of Miami county the results of whose operations render a good account of their skilled husbandry, one who is entitled to mention is Charles Karns, a progressive tiller of the soil of Bethel township. Mr. Karns has passed his entire life in this community, having been born on a farm in this township, in 1883, a son of J. C. and Phoebe (Studebaker) Karns. The parents of Mr. Karns, natives of Ohio, passed their careers in this county amid the peaceful pursuits of farming and through good citizenship, and a display of qualities of kindness, consideration and neighborliness won the regard and affectionate confidence of those among whom their lives were spent. The boyhood of Charles Karns resembled that of other youths of his day and locality, his education being acquired in the public schools of Bethel township and his summers being passed in assisting his father on the home place. He likewise had the benefits of attendance at a school at Juniata, Pa., after leaving which he commenced farming again on the home place, the old Karns homestead, on which he still resides. He is a careful and thorough farmer and his labors have been attended with gratifying results. During the World war period Mr. Karns was at the head of the war chest campaign in his township and was also an active Liberty Loan worker. He married Mary, daughter of Solomon and Lovina (Snyder) Hershberger, and a sister of John Hershberger, who saw overseas service with the American Army during the World war. They are the parents of one son, Willis.

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