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Edward H. Billing

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 778

EDWARD H. BILLING, postmaster at Swanders, O., and proprietor of the leading general store of the town, is a representative citizen of this part of Shelby county. He was born in Franklin township, Shelby county, November 30, 1881, and is a son of Jacob and Philipina (Geib) Billing.
Jacob Billing and wife were of German ancestry and for many years they were respected residents of Franklin township, and there both died, their burial being in the cemetery of the Lutheran church to which they belonged. They had a family of seven children: Edward H., Minnie, Albert, Harry. Dora, Webster and Myrtle.
Edward H. Billing attended the public schools in Franklin township, afterward taking a commercial course in a business college at Sidney, and this was followed by two years of work on the home farm. He then came to Swanders and for two years worked for J. B. Wyatt, then proprietor of his present store, from whom he purchased in July, 1307, and has conducted it ever since. In politics he is a democrat and for the past five years has been postmaster here.
On September 25, 1907, Mr. Billing was married to Miss Theda Foster, who was born in Shelby county, a daughter of George W. and Anna (Snawley) Foster. Mrs. Billing has two brothers. Guy and Marion. Mr. and Mrs. Billing have one son, George Foster. They attend the German Reformed church.

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