B. F. BLESSINGER, dealer in dry goods, groceries. etc., Brandt is a son of George W. and Mary (Keting) Blessinger;
they were natives of Berks Co., Penn., but came here in an early day; at the present time they are residents of
Adams Co., Ind. B. F. was born in Brandt, Miami Co., Jan. 8, 1849; he worked on farms through the summer, and attended
school during the winter seasons, and received a good education; he carried on farming for several years, and in
1875 engaged in the grocery business in Dayton, handling staple and fancy groceries; in 1878, he located in Brandt,
and established a general store; in connection with this, he runs a branch grocery store at Grange Hall, String
Town, which was established in 1880; he is doing a thriving business at both places, and carries on farming at
the same time. On the 13th of October, 1869, he was united in marriage with Zerada Bodiker, who was born in Bethel
Township, Miami Co., Ohio, Oct. 7, 1852; she is the daughter of William and Catharine Bodiker, old residents of
Bethel Township. Mr. and Mrs. Blessinger are the parents of two children - Charles W., born Jan. 24, 1871; Blanche
Viola, Dec. 6, 1872.
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Miamin County, Ohio Biographies
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