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    D. G . Wenrick, secretary and treasurer of the Buckeye State Mutual Insurance Company and president of the Stillwater Valley Bank, of Covington, and one of his community's most highly valued and respected citizen, was born in Adams township, Darke county , Ohio, November 25, 1849, a son of David and Elizabeth (Grubb) Wenrick. David Wenrick, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., was a carpenter by trade and followed that vocation during his early years, but later turned his attention to agricultural pursuits and spent the greater part of his life therein in Darke county. Elizabeth Grubb was of Dutch ancestry and was born near Covington. They were the parents of the following children: John, Levi, D. G., Isaac, Mrs. Mary Reiff, Mrs. Hettie Bosserman, Malinda, the wife of J. S. Royer, of Bradford, Ohio, and Martha, the wife of S. B. Baughman, of Bradford. D. G. Wenrick, attended the public schools in the country in Darke county and after pursuing a normal course took up the vocation of an educator. For fifteen years he taught in the rural districts of Adams and Newberry townships, Darke county, and subsequently turned his attention to agricultural pursuits. Later he became one of the organizers and secretary of the German Baptist Mutual Insurance Association, now known as the Buckeye State Mutual, of which he has since been an official for some years. A history of this concern will be found in the general history of Miami county elsewhere in this work. Mr. Wenrick has been president of the Stillwater Valley Bank since I917 and has various connections of a business, social and civic character that contribute to make him one of his community's most prominent men. As a citizen he has supported public-spiritedly all movements for the welfare of his locality. Mr. Wenrick married Miss Barbara Ellen Babylon, of Covington, and they have two children, who grew to maturity: Sherman, who married Dora Kertcher and has three children, Etoile, Raymond and Leslie; and Florence, who married L. S. Schellenberger and has one child, Lela Frances. Mr. Wenrick, for twenty-one years was a member of the board of education of Adams township, Darke county. He and his family are members of the Church of the Brethren, and he has been deacon for many years.

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