Biography of Joseph Arnold
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

JOSEPH ARNOLD, farmer and minister; P. 0. Dayton; born in Virginia Oct. 27, 1818; is a son of Daniel and Catharine Arnold, who came to Ohio in 1830, and settled in Montgomery Co., purchasing 160 acres of land, on which they completed the improvements and spent the remainder of their days. She died in 1852, in the 59th year of her age, and he in 1864, at the age of 73. The subject of this sketch has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits, and in 1840 located in Sec. 18, of Wayne Township, Montgomery Co., where he now resides; in 1842, he bought the farm and improved it. He has a very desirable farm, under good cultivation, and one of the best houses in the township. In 1840, May 19, he married Elizabeth Frantz. of Clark Co., born Jan. 30, 1821; they have never been blessed with children of their own. but have cared for three orphans. two of whom are still with them. Since 1856, Mr. Arnold has been a minister in the German Baptist Church, officiating in Montgomery and Miami Cos. He has recently been ordained Elder, and has charge of the Grove District in Miami Co. He is an earnest worker in the cause of religion and is universally respected.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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