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John F. Wenger

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 832

    who lives on his well-cultivated farm of 170 acres, which lies in Dinsmore township, Shelby county, O., three miles north and one mile west of Anna, 0., was born here July 14, 1869, and is a son pf George and Caroline (Bartch) Wenger, who had also three daughters: Louisa, Mary and Caroline, all of whom live in Dinsmore township. Louisa married William Zengler; Mary married Philip Staley; and Caroline is the widow of William F. Kah. After his school days John F. Wenger remained at home and helped his father, being the only son, and succeeded to the homestead. He has taken a great deal of interest in his various activities here and has spent time and money in improvements, erecting a handsome residence and substantial barns, tiling his land, fencing it and, where necessary, enriching the soil. He carries on his operations with marked success, adopting modern methods and making use of the latest improved machinery. Although a busy man, with his own affairs, Mr. Wenger is also mindful of public needs and for the past eight years has served as a member of the school board, elected to this office on the democratic ticket. Mr. Wenger married Miss Margaret Bridweiser, who is a daughter of John and Barbara Bridweiser, natives of Ohio, of German ancestry, and additionally they had one more daughter, Carrie, and three sons; John, Charles and Louis. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Wenger, namely: Myrta V., Louella, Bessie, Minnie, Delia, Clyde and Orville W., all of whom still live at home, a pleasant, happy family group. They are kind, neighborly, hospitable people and it is pleasant to be privileged to know them.

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