BARNEY DUES, a prominent farmer and extensive raiser of fine cattle and stock, resides on his valuable farm
of 162 acres, situated in section 4, Butler township. He was born April 18, 1853, at Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a
son of George and Elizabeth Dues.
The parents of Mr. Dues were born in Germany but were married in America, the father being 28 years of age when
he emigrated from the old country. He located in Butler township, Mercer County, Ohio, when our subject was one
year old. In the same year his wife died and he then returned to Cincinnati, where he had previously lived, and
where he remained for two years longer, returning then to Butler township, having been married a second time while
residing in Cincinnati.
Barney Dues was reared from childhood in Butler township and attended the district schools. He has always been
engaged in agricultural pursuits and has the reputation of being one of the township's most successful farmers.
In 1890 he added to his activity by embarking in a sawmill business, erecting a large mill on his own farni, and
for a number of seasons he has run two threshing machines. He has been one of the leading stockmen in this section,
paying a great deal of attention to raising Red Polled cattle and thoroughbred hogs. He has a substantial residence
and excellent farm buildings of all kinds and his farm presents every evidence of thrift and prosperity.
Mr. Dues was married in early manhood to Elizabeth Windker, who is a daughter of Henry Windker, and they have to
children, all of whom are living, making a large and happy circle of kindred, as follows: George and Kate, both
of whom live at home; Rose, who married Joseph P. Brown and has one child; and Bernard, Herman, Joseph, August,
Pauline, Conrad, and Helen. All have enjoyed good educational advantages and are numbered with the respected and
popular members of the society of their neighborhood.
Mr. Dues is one of the leading members of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Philothea and was formerly one of the board
of directors. He is a good, intelligent, enterprising citizen, who is awake to the business advantages of his section
and takes an interest in adding to its importance. He has served on the School Board.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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