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    Ira John Holfinger. One of the old and honored families of Miami county is that which bears the name of Holfinger, the members of which have been identified with agricultural pursuits here for several generations. In Concord township a worthy representative of this family is found in the person of Ira John Holfinger, who is carrying on extensive and successful operations as a farmer and grower of live stock. Mr. Holfinger was born in Miami county, March 7, 1882, son of John and Eliza (Musselman) Holfinger. His father was born October 23, 1853, in Washington township, this county, and passed his life as a tiller of the soil. When still a lad he assisted his father in clearing the timber from the home place, and later shared in the work of development and became one of the substantial men of his community, where he was held in high esteem and had many friends. He and his worthy wife were the parents of two children: Ira John, and Lulu, who married Henry Schlegel, a farmer of Miami county. Ira T. Holfinger secured his education in the public schools of Miami-county and grew to manhood in Washington and Concord townships. When he reached years of maturity he embarked upon agricultural operations of his own, and at this time is the owner of a farm of 101 acres, which he has brought to a high state of development and upon which he has erected numerous substantial buildings, including his commodious, modern home, a large barn for his horses and other live stock and structures for the housing of his grain, vehicles, machinery and equipment. He is progressive in his methods and modern in his ideas, and his good management has been combined with straight forward dealing in a way that has won the confidence of his associates. Mr. Holfinger is a citizen of loyalty and public spirit, and, as he has supported good civic movements, so he also gave his aid to war enterprises. Mr. Holfinger married Effie, daughter of R. F. and Rosanna (Brown) Wilson of Miami county, and to this union there have been born two sons: John, born in 1910, who is already engaged in helping his father on the home farm, and Richard, who was born in 1918.

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