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    William Tyler, blacksmith, Casstown; born in England, April 28, 1830; son of Francis and Jane Tyler, who were born in England and were parents of seven children, viz., Fannie, William, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Emma, George, and Eliza, all living in England, except William, who, in May, 1852, emigrated to America. He served a seven- years apprenticeship at blacksmithing, under his father, according to law and custom of that country. He located at Kenton, Ohio, worked at his trade two months; then went to Springfield, Ohio, where he worked at horse-shoeing exclusively for about three weeks; removed to Dayton, worked two to three years, being employed in every shop, but one, in Dayton; his object being to learn all the ways and modes of the trade in this country and to become thoroughly acquainted with the wants of the people and the trade as it exists here. He located at Pleasant Hill, this county, thence going to Preble County; thence to Troy, thence to Wisconsin; finally to Casstown, where he has carried on the business fourteen years. About the year 1858, he was united in marriage with Miss Effie, daughter of Peter Vanta, by whom he has had four children, of whom three are now living, viz., Caroline, George, and Charles. Mr. Tyler has, during the many years of trade in this town, done a good business; his efficiency, by the length and thoroughness of his apprenticeship in England, constitutes him a master workman at his profession. Mr. Tyler has accumulated a competency and is prepared to live and enjoy the fruits of his labors; he still works and carries on a good business, preferring work to idleness.

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