Biography of George Benroth
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GEORGE BENROTH, proprietor of saloon, Bluffton, was born in Germany, September 1, 1844; son of Charles and Anna (Scheller) Benroth, former by trade a cooper. Our subject received a good education in the common schools of Germany, and there learned the cabinetmaking trade, at which he worked till he came to America, in 1865, settling at Bluffton. After engaging at his trade here for two years, he opened a furniture store which he carried on till 1881, when he sold out and commenced a saloon and lunch room business; he also sells tobacco, and has a good trade. Mr. Benroth was united in marriage, in 1867, with Miss Anna, daughter of Rev. Ulrich Steiner, a Mennonite minister; she is a native of Allen County. Ohio. This union has been blessed with eight children: Edward, Ferdinand, Rosa, Mary A., Pauline, Albert, Emma and Minnie. Mr. Benroth is a Democrat in politics.

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