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    Simon Wehneman. Among its most intelligent and practical retired farmers, Newberry township numbers Simon Wehneman, whose family has lent its good name and honest intent to Miami and Shelby counties since 1837, and who is now the owner of a comfortable home and tract of land on Covington R. F. D. No. 1 Mr. Wehneman was born in Shelby county, Ohio, November 8. 1852, a son of J. Henry and Annie Elizabeth Ficken Wehneman, natives of Germany. T. Henry Wehneman was still a young man when he immigrated to the United States, and one year after his arrival came to Miami county, where he settled in 1837. He was variously employed until the outbreak of the Mexican war, when he enlisted as a volunteer in the United States Army, under Gen. Zachary Taylor, and saw two years of military experience. When he was honorably discharged he returned to Miami county where , March 18, 1850, he married his wife and shortly thereafter removed to Shelby county, where his death occurred July 20, 1874, after he had engaged for nearly a quarter of a century in agricultural operations. Simon Wehneman was educated in the public schools of Shelby county and grew up on the home farm. He entered upon independent operations soon after the attainment of his majority and through industry and good management made a success of his affairs, accumulating two farms of seventy- four and 1 76 acres respectively, in Shelby county. In 1915 he rented his properties and came to Newberry township, where he lives on a four-acre plot, as a retired farmer. Mr. Wehneman was united in marriage June 26, 1893, with Miss; Anna W. Roeth, who was born in Germany and immigrated to Shelby county in 1880, daughter of Charles Roeth, a farmer of that locality. To this union there have been born four children: Carl Henry, who is engaged in the operation of one of his father's farms; Albert Frederick, who makes his home with his elder brother; Lawrence Edward, who had eighteen months of training in the camp hospital at Morrison, Va., during the World war period and now, resides with his father, and Bertha Katherine, who resides with her parents. Albert F. Wehneman was placed in class one during the World war, but was not called upon for service, and he and his brother, Carl H., did much effective soliciting of funds for the various war drives in Shelby county.

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