Biography of Henry Staub
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HENRY STAUB, retired minister, Spencerville. was born in Germany, April 22, 1809, and is the second in the family of five children of Peter and Margaret. (Gildner) Staub. He received his education in his native land, and immigrated to America in 1832. locating in Baltimore, Md., where he engaged in preaching in the tnited Brethren Church for ten years. tntil 1850 his duties took him to several counties of Pennsylvania. He was then sent as a missionary to Ohio, and located at Circleville. After preaching there two years he became editor of a German paper, which position he filled about five years, then. for three years, he again followed his calling. In 1861 he removed to Spencerville, where he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. and became a local elder, since when he has preached as occasion demanded. In addition to his other interests he owns a farm and has engaged more or less in agricultural parsuits. but to a certain extent he has now retired from active life. Mr. Staub was married. October 2S. 1832, in Baltimore. Md., to Miss Hannah Hanes. who died April 28, 1854, leaving to his care seven children: Annis, George Henry (died at Dayton, Ohio, from disease contracted while in the army), Sarah, William O. (killed at Chattanooga during the war). Mary, Carrie and Josephine. Our subject was again married, January 12, 1860. this time t.o Henriette Myers, who was born in Germany. November 22, 1839; to them have been given six children: Dixie, Grant S., Minnie and three who died in infancy. Mrs. Staub was brought to America when but eight years of age by her parents, Frederick and Charlotte (Brandt) Myers (both now deceased) who settled in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Staub was one of the first councilmen at the incorporation of the town, and has held other minor township offices. In politics he is a strong advocate of the principles of the Republican party.

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