GEORGE H. DUES, a prominent farmer and stock raiser of Butler township, resides on his farm of 76 acres in section
4, and also owns a farm of 90 acres which is situated one and a half miles west of his home farm, making a total
of 166 acres of valuable land. Mr. Dues was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, January 8, 1852, and is a son of George and
Elizabeth Dues. Further mention of the parents of our subject will be found in the sketch of Barney Dues in this
George Dues, our subject's father, came to Mercer County with his parents in 1854. His mother died shortly after
they settled in Butler township, and the father, with his children, returned to Cincinnati, where he remained two
years, returning then to Butler township, where he located permenently,
Our subject was reared and educated in Butler township and has always had his business interests here. He owns
property which is favorably located for general farming and stock raising and belongs to the substantial farming
class of Butler township.
After reaching manhood Mr. Dues was married to Kate Hagedorn and they have had eight children, as follows: Henry;
Mary, wife of August Fisher; Edward, Leo, Anthony, Clara and Gregory, all at home; and Frances, the third child,
who died aged one year and nine months.
Mr. Dues, like other members of his family, belongs to the Catholic Church. He Is a citizen who is held in esteem
for his many sterling traits of character. The family is a numerous and Reading one in this section.
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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