Biography of David M. Breese
Allen County, OH Biographies

DAVID M. BREESE, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Butler County. Ohio, February 27. 1825, son of Griffith and Mary (Mowen) Breese, who settled in Shawnee Township this county, in 1832, former a native of Wales. latter of Pennsylvania. They were parents of six children: Nancy. George, John (killed while moving a house), Williain D., David M. and Griffith. Our subject was seven years of age when he came with his parents to this county, and was reared on tbe old homestead. a part of which he now owns and occupies. receiving a limited education in the country schools. He was married January 1, 1849, to Mary, daughter of Crane and Mary (Harper) Valentine, of Berrien County, Mich. The issue of this union was three children: Mary E. (Mrs. Columbus Maltbie), George L. and Emmett (deceased). Mr. Breese after his marriage located on Section 3. Shawnee Township, this county, on what is now known as the Shaffer farm, which he cleared and improved, and where he lived fourteen years. In 1863 he removed to his present farm, a part of the old homestead originally entered by his father, where he has resided ever since. He was in the 100 day's service during the late war of the Rebellion, enlisting in Company B. One Hundred and Fifty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was at Washington, D. C., at the time of Gen. Early's raid, and was honorably discharged at the expiration of his term of service. Mr. and Mrs. Breese are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He has been a F. & A. M. since 1862. In politics he is a Republican.

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