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    Henry Smithman, farmer; P. O. Piqua; is a son of Henry, Sr., and Charlotte Smithman, both natives of Germany, where both passed away, he in 1826, and she about 1843. Our subject was born in Germany in 1816, and raised to village life; there he procured a good German education; in 1834, he emigrated to the United States, first locating in Pennsylvania, where he engaged in the iron furnace four years; at the expiration of this period, he commenced farming, buying and selling land; this he continued until 1865, when he came to Miami Co., locating in Spring Creek Township; a few changes have since been made, and he now owns 36 acres in Miami Co., of which the part on which he resides lies in Fourth Ward of Piqua. Nov. 5, 1840 (in Pennsylvania), he married Agnes Wagner, of Germany, born, March 7, 1819; eleven children have been born to them, of whom seven are now living, viz.: William, John, Edward, Mary, Lydia, Agnes and Henry.

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