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    ENO WILHELM, who comes of an old Miami County family, is a resident of Concord Township and is the owner of 100 acres of land, sixty of which are embraced in the farm on which he lives, located on the North Township Pike, six miles northwest of Troy. The other forty acres is located in Washington Township and is the tract on which his grandfather located upon his arrival from Pennsylvania. Mr. Wilhelm was born in the old log house which stood on the home place in Washington Township, July 31, 1859, and is a son of Percival and Nancy (Stewart) Wilhelm.

    Percival Wilhelm was born in Pennsylvania and was of German parentage. He was very young when he accompanied his family to Miami County, Ohio, and settled on the farm in Washington Township. He lived on that place many years, then purchased 120 acres where his son Enos now lives, and lived there until his death, in 1883, at the age of fifty-six years. He married Nancy Stewart, whom he survived some years, and the following were their children: Eno, Mina, deceased; Henry; and Emeline, wife of Harvey Winrick.

    Eno Wilhelm was just a boy when his family moved from the old home in Washington Township to the place he now lives. He received a meager educational training, as he was the eldest of the children and his services were needed on the farm as soon as he was able to work. helped clear the farm, which was heavily timbered, and as the fields were full of stumps for many years, the work of plowing and cultivating was more difficult than it has been in recent times. He has always farmed in a general way and takes rank among the successful men of the community. His home farm was obtained from his father's estate, and the other forty acres was purchased by him from Julian Whittiker.

    January 24, 1884, Mr. Wilhelm was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Bard, a daughter of Rockwell Bard, and they have the following children: Mary, who married William Longendelpher and has two children, Nora E. and Lester; Nora, who married Burt Favorite and has one son, Leonard; Edith; Carl; and Orrie. The family belong to the Christian Church..Mr. Wilhelm is a Democrat in his political views.

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