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    JOSEPH EDWARD SIEGEL is a prosperous farmer and stock raiser of Concord Township, Miami County, Ohio, and is located about five miles northwest of Troy, just north of the Troy and Covington Pike. He was born on the old Harter farm in Troy, November 1, 1873, and is a son of William and Mary E. (Shaffer) Siegel. He comes of a German family, his father and his grandfather following agricultural pursuits in that country.

    William Siegel came to the United States with his wife and three children, they being the only ones then living, and soon after his arrival located in Miami County, Ohio. He had but one dollar left at the time of his coming and for some years worked in a brick yard at Troy for fifty cents per day. He later rented a farm near Troy and from that place moved to the old Harter farm, which he rented and farmed successfully for thirteen years. While living there he purchased the 150 acre farm in Concord Township, now farmed by his son, George Siegel, and later moved upon the place which continued his home until his death in 1893, at the age of seventy years. His widow is passed the age of eighty-one and resides at the home of her daughter, Mary, in Troy. William and Mary Siegel were parents of the following children: Floyd of Van Wert, Ohio; Christina, wife of Frank Enick of Troy, Ohio; John of Washington; Caroline, deceased wife of Floyd Miller; Mary, wife of Alvin Corner; Charles of Washington; William of Arkansas; George, who lives on the home farm in Concord Township; and Joseph Edward.

    Joseph Edward Siegel was reared on the farm and received a common school education. He has always followed farming and lived on the home place until one year after his marriage, when he rented the Herkes farm in Spring Creek Township. He remained there but one year, and then for nine years rented the William Mitchell farm in the same township. At the end of that time he located on the farm of his father-in-law, Casper Longendelpher, and has since farmed that place, which consists of 119 1/2 acres. In April, 1908, he purchased forty and a half acres, adjoining, from Daniel Meyers. He follows general farming and is extensively engaged in raising pure blood Percheron horses. He has about twenty-one head at the present time, including: Gondalle, imported grey mare, weight 2,200 pounds; Grinchusen, imported grey mare, weight 1,900 pounds; Laura, grey mare, weight 1,700 pounds; Elpso Belle, grey mare, 1,650 pounds; and Helena, grey mare, weight 1,700 pounds. He recently erected a fine and modern stable for his horses.

    January 24, 1895, Mr. Siegel was united in marriage with Miss Ida Longendelpher, who was born on the farm on which she now lives, and is a daughter of Casper and Elizabeth (Favorite) Longendelpher. She comes of an old and well known family of the county.

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