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    E. VAN HORN is a well known farmer of Union Township, Miami County, Ohio, and resides on the farm of 151 acres known as the Horseshoe Bend farm, located one and a half miles northeast of Ludlow Falls. He was born at West Milton, Ohio, September 1, 1854, and is a son of John and Catherine (Kinkaid) VanHorn. He was about eighteen months old when his father went west to Kansas, and nothing was afterward known concerning him or his whereabouts.

    The subject of this record is one of five children born to his parents, namely: Robert, of Terre Haute, Indiana; Julia, who lives in Kentucky; Frances, deceased; Amanda, deceased.; and E. VanHorn. The last named received his educational training in the public schools of Warren County, Ohio, where his mother was born and reared. Upon leaving school he worked out by the month until about 1880 or 1881, when he rented the Johns farm near Tippecanoe City. He remained on that place nine years, then successively rented the Woodward Hills place four years and the Troop farm two years. Since that time he has lived continuously on the Hayner place, commonly known as the Horseshoe Bend farm. He is engaged in general farming and tobacco raising and is meeting with deserved success. He has a wide acquaintance throughout this section of the county and is very popular with his fellow men.

    Mr. VanHorn was united in marriage with Mollie Goepper, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and, is a daughter of Leopold and Susan B. (Pendery) Goepper. Her father was born in Germany, July 4, 1827, and was about fourteen years of age when he accompanied his parents to the United States, locating in Warren County, Ohio, where he now lives at the age of eighty-two years. Mr. Goepper married Susan B. Pendery, who was born in Hamilton, Ohio, July 23, 1834, and is now living at the age of seventy-five years. They became parents of the following children: Atollie and Clara, twins; Edward, deceased; William, deceased; Jefferson, deceased; Eugene, deceased; Albert; Fannie; Victor; and Charlotte, who died in infancy. Edward Goepper was a sergeant of police in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Albert Goepper is in the railway mail service.

    Mr. and Mrs. VanHorn have had five children, namely: Charles, who is proprietor of a laundry at Lockland, Ohio; Harry, who is in the employ of the Stem & Poster Manufacturing Company, at Lockland, Ohio; Bradford, who is farming the Hance place in Union Township; Mae E., who is at home with her parents; and Fannie, who died at the age of six years. Religiously she is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. VanHorn is a Republican in politics, and fraternally is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

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