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George H. Wagner

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 660

GEORGE H. WAGNER
    one of the leading citizens of Loramie township, Shelby county, O., who resides on his excellent farm of forty-three acres, situated one-quarter mile north of Houston, O., lying on the north side of the Piqua and St. Mary's turnpike road, in section 5, was born January 9, 1854, in Clark county, O. He was one year old when he was brought to Shelby county by his parents, Jacob and Celina Wagner, who settled south of Houston. George H. Wagner obtained a district school education and then assisted his father until his own marriage, after which he still worked on the homestead for one more year and then moved to a place one mile west of Houston. After four years there he moved on the Flynn farm and operated that for four and one-half years. Later, after a period in which he was engaged in a general mercantile business at Houston, he moved to the Block farm, on the township line, where he remained for eight years. He then came to his
present place, in 1907, where he has made many improvements. He has all his land under cultivation with the exception of four acres of pasture. For many years he has been a leading factor in democratic politics and has given most efficient service in such offices as turnpike superintendent, township trustee and school director, and for the past three years has been road superintendent,
    Mr. Wagner married Miss Alice Stoker, who was born and reared in Loramie township, a daughter of W. F. and Libby Stoker, both of whom died in this township. The following children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Wagner: Verna, who died at the age of two years: Charles; Mollie; Bertha; Edith, who died in infancy; and Ruth. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner are members of the Christian church. They are well-known people all through this section and have a wide circle of friends.

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