Biography of John Filbrun
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

JOHN FILBRUN, retired farmer; P. 0. Brandt; born in Rockingham Co., Va., Jan. 19, 1826; is a son of Peter and Elizabeth Filbrun; they came to Ohio in 1829, and stopped for awhile in Montgomery Co., and then moved to Clark Co.; in a few years, however, they returned to Montgomery Co. and remained there until their children all married and left them; they then came to Bethel Township, Miami Co., and built a house on their son's farm, where the remainder of life was spent. The subject of this biography had located here in 1848, five years previous to his parents' coming; his first purchase was 120 acres of land, which was partly improved; the buildings and most of the other improvements have given place to those of the best quality; he has a peach orchard of 800 trees four years old, that promise more than an ordinary crop this year, and also an apple orchard of four acres, with a good variety of fruit; this farm, like many others of this vicinity, has on it a fine spring; upon the whole, it is a very desirable farm; besides all the improvements made, be has, at intervals, purchased land until he owned the south half of Sec. 9; but has recently sold 5 acres to his son David leaving him 315 acres in one body, and in a high state of cultivation. In 1845, Oct. 23, he married Lydia Heck, who was born Nov. 10, 1827; by this union they had nine children, four of whom preceded her to their eternal home; after many years of affliction, and having been an intense sufferer for several months prior to her death, she departed this life April 28, 1880, a consistent member of the German Baptist Church, with which she had been identified for about thirty six years.

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

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