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J.G. Thie

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 769

    residing on his finely improved farm of 160 acres, which lies one-half mile west of Anna, O., in Dinsmore township, Shelby county, was born in this township in 1855, and is a son of John H. and Frederica (Zimpher) Thie. The parents of Mr. Thie were bom in Germany but they spent many years in Shelby county, where they were highly respected. They had five children: Jacob, who lives at Anna, O.; Margaret, who died at the age of fourteen; Julia, who is the wife of W. Moothart, of Anna; Caroline, who lives with her brother Jacob, neither having ever married; and J. G. J. G. Thie is well known all through this section as prior to embarking in business he taught school for a number of years. He spent some time as a student in what
is now known as the Northern Ohio University at Ada where he was prepared for teaching. Afterward he became a merchant for a few years and then returned to the farm. In 1900, he was married and settled on his present farm which he has so improved that it is denominated the model farm of this part of the county. Progressive and enterprising in every way, he carries on his agricultural operations according to scientific teachings and prospers accordingly. Mr. Thie married Miss Emma Bertsch, a daughter of Christian and Magdalina Bertsch, who were
born in Germany, and they have four children: Alma, Herman, Mabel and Ernest, all of whom live at home and are receiving educational advantages. Mr. Thie is a member of the school board of Anna, which maintains a high school. With his family he belongs to the Lutheran church of which he is secretary and is also a member of the board of deacons. He is an unswerving democrat in his political views. In every way he is a representative and useful citizen.

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