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    JONATHAN TOBIAS, a prominent farmer of Staunton Township, Miami County, is the owner of and resides upon a farm of 109 acres in that township, and is the owner of a farm of seventy-eight acres in Lost Creek Township. He was born on a farm in Montgomery County, Ohio, March 17, 1848, and is a son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Whip) Tobias. Daniel Tobias, father of the subject of this record, was born in, Greene County, Ohio, whither his parents had moved from Pennsylvania. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Whip, who was born and reared in the State of Maryland.

    Jonathan Tobias spent his youthful days on the farm in Montgomery County, and there attended the district schools. After marriage he rented a farm in that county for about seven years, and in 1881 moved to his present farm in Miami County. He has always followed general farming, and being an industrious and farsighted business man, has prospered beyond this average. He has made many improvements on the home place, among other things erecting a large and substantial barn.

    Jonathan Tobias was united in marriage with Mary Jane Smith, a daughter of Alexander and Isabella (Waymeyer) Smith, and they became parents of the following children: Minnie Bell, wife of Alvin Welbaum, a farmer of Lost Creek Township, by whom she has two children, Harry and Ralph; Nora, who was the wife of Joseph Zile, and died at the age of twenty years; Harry, a farmer of Lost Creek Township, who married Lena Shaffer and has two children, Ohmer and Helen; and Maude, who died at the age of eight years. Mr. Tobias is a man well known to the citizens of his community, and enjoys their highest esteem and confidence.

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