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Frederick Dechant Biographical Sketch from Beers History of Warren County, Ohio
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Frederick Dechant


Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 6 February 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Franklin Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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FREDERICK DECHANT, retired former; P. O. Franklin; son of Frederick and Catharine Dechant; was born in German Township. Montgomery Co., Ohio, Feb. 20, 1822; his parents came from Germany. When 5 years of age, his father died, and he has had to depend on his own resources ever since. He lived with a Mr. Samuel Rohrer five years and five months. In 1836, he came to Franklin and engaged with Casper Miller to learn the baker's trade; he remained till 1840; he then went to Greenville, Darke Co.. and worked at his trade about one year. In the summer of 1841 he was engaged in the New England Bakery in Cincinnati; he then returned to Franklin and opened a bakery in the house where he learned his trade; he afterward opened out on Front street, above the new suspension bridge, about 1844, where he remained till 1864, when he, in company with his brother Lewis, bought 118 acres of land in Franklin Township, and he then turned his attention to farming. In the spring of 1879, he retired to Franklin Village. He was married, in Franklin, Jan. 14, 1846, to Margaret, daughter of Isaac and Hannah Stewart, born in Monmouth Co., N. J., Aug. 29, 1822; they have had six children—Catharine I. and Peter M., deceased; Edgar T., William L., Charles (deceased) and Anna R. He has a fine residence and two lots, corner Front and Third streets, 137 acres of choice land in Franklin Township, on the west side of the river, and also 100 acres in Butler County. His second son, Edgar T., was married, in Cincinnati, in 1873, to Lizzie Beck, born in Montgomery County in 1855. They have six children—Charles, Everett, Harry, Frederick, Ina and Margaret.

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