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    Darius Weddle. Among the old and honored farmers of Miami county, one who has carried on operations for forty-five years is Darius Weddle, whose well-cultivated country estate lies in Elizabeth township. Mr. Weddle is a Virginian by nativity, and was born November 13, 1848, a son of Rev. John B. and Louanna (Simmons) Weddle. His father was a planter of the old dominion and a man in good circumstances, and he and his worthy wife were greatly esteemed in the community of their home. He was a minister of the Church of the Brethren. Darius Weddle was given the advantages of a public school education and reared to the life of a farmer, a vocation which he adopted when he grew to manhood. For some years after he reached his majority he continued to follow farming in Virginia, and also attended the agricultural college, at Lexington, Ky., but about 1875 came to Ohio. Here, to prepare himself better for his future career, he attended the Lebanon Normal School, and among his classmates were a number of men who have since reached prominence, among them being William H. Francis, of Troy; Henry Newman; Doctor Means, of Troy, and B. F. Moore. Mr. Weddle again engaged in farming, and for many years has lived on his farm in Elizabeth township, where he has splendid improvements, including substantial buildings and a comfortable modern home. He has always discharged the duties of good citizenship in a public-spirited manner and is well worthy of the trust reposed in him by his fellow-citizens. Mr. Weddle married, January 24, 1870, Anna, daughter of Rev. I. S. Studebaker, a well- known divine, and whose wife was Anna Warner, daughter of George and Catherine (Olinger) Warner. To Mr. and Mrs. Weddle were born eight children: William Harvey, who died at the age of nine months; Albert S., unmarried, who resides near Philadelphia, Pa.; James A., who died at the age of one month and six days; Carrie Estella, who resides at home; Dora Lee, who resides at home; Louanna, who died at the age of six months; Isaac S., who resides at home, and Bessie Millicent, at home. Mr. Weddle is a member in the Miami Valley Coal Company. He is a member of the board of health, the farm bureau,, and the Church of the Brethren, of which he is a deacon.

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