Biography of Philip Arras
Hancock County, OH Biographies

PHILIP ARRAS, farmer, P. 0. Jenera, was born April 8, 1832, in Union County, Ohio. His parents, Peter and Margaret Arras, of Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, came to America in 1831, and after living a few years in Union and Marion Counties, Ohio, finally settled, in 1839, in Eagle Township, this county, where they bought a new farm and began making a home for themselves. Philip, their youngest son, remained at home and undertook the care of his father and mother. Peter Arras died in 1860, his widow August 25, 1883. May 21, 1861, Philip Arras was united in marriage with Miss Catharine Heldman, daughter of Henry Heldman. Mr. Arras now owns the old homestead farm of 240 acres of land, whereon he has built a fine brick residence and made other valuable improvements. To Mr. and Mrs Arras have been born five children: Henry, Carl, Mena, Lucy and Jacob (latter deceased): those living are all at home, a bright and interesting family, and Mr. Arras is giving them good educational advantages, both literary and musical. The entire family are members of the German Lutheran Church. Mr. Arras is an enterprising and successful farmer, a good citizen, highly respected by all who know him

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