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    Joshua Routzahn, farmer; P. O. Casstown; born in Maryland October 31, 1832; is a son of Adam and Mary (Poffenberger) Routzahn who were also born in Maryland and still reside there. They are the parents of seven children, viz., Isaiah, Joshua, Elizabeth M., Catharine R., Carlton C., David B., and Manzella S. The grandparents came from Germany. Our subject lived with his father till his majority, then came west to Ohio, and located in this county and township. He worked a few months for Henry Yates, then went to John Odaffers' where he stayed about fifteen years, working the farm on shares; at the end of which time, he bought the farm where he now resides. On September 16, 1857, he was married to Harriet, daughter of John and Mary (Swords) Odaffer, both born in Pennsylvania. They were parents of eight children, viz., David (deceased), Elizabeth, Catharine, Harriet, Mary (married to D. Whitmore, but now deceased), Sarah, Emiline, and Almeda. The family of Odaffers' were early pioneers in this county, coming here in about 1826. Mr. Routzahn and wife are parents of one child, viz., Minnie K. He has a farm consisting of eighty acres, good buildings and everything needed to make a pleasant home. He is one who has the confidence of the community in which he lives; has been a Township Trustee three years, and Assessor three years. Mr. Routzahn has been a member of the Lutheran Church for thirty years; with his wife being a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for nearly twenty years.

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