One of the most public spirited and enterprising citizens of Richland township, Defiance county, is the subject
of this sketch, who is successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits in Section 35, South Richland Precinct, where
he has made his home for over a quarter of a century. The place, which comprises eighty acres of rich and fertile
land, has been improved by him with good buildings, and all the conveniences and accessories of a model farm are
there found. Within the last few years poultry has received much attention, and the result has been several flocks
of improved strains of chickens and ducks.
Like many of the best citizens of the county, Mr. Bohm is of foreign birth, born in Germany, December 15, 1842,
the eldest in the family of three children born to John W. and Margareta Bohm, who spent their entire lives in
the Fatherland. In that country he was reared upon a farm, obtaining a good common school education, which has
well fitted him for the practical and responsible duties of life. In October, 1867, he crossed the Atlantic, landing
in New York, whence he came direct to Defiance county, Ohio, and for two years and a half he worked as a farm hand
by the month. He then married, and located upon his present farm, which he has converted into one of the most highly
cultivated tracts in the locality.
On February 24. 1870, in Defiance county, Mr. Bohm wedded Miss Matilda Greenler, who was born in Richland township,
January I, 1845, a daughter of George C. A. and Mary (Hoelbrich) Greenler, natives of Germany, who on their emigration
to America at an early day took up their residence in Richland township, Defiance county, where they spent the
remainder of their lives. In their family were five children three sons and two daughters of whom Mrs. Bohm is
the third in order of birth.
To Nicholas Bohm and his wife have been born seven children, namely: Henry Otto, a graduate of the Ohio Normal
University of Ada; Beta E., now the wife of Edward Brachbill; Laura M., wife of Benjamin Povenmire; George P. Edwin;
Elma; John Louis, and Eleanora.
Mr. and Mrs. Bohm are consistent members of the Lutheran Church, and give a liberal support to all measures which
they believe calculated to advance the moral, educational or material welfare of their community. His fellow citizens
recognizing his worth and ability have called upon him to serve in a number of official positions in his township.
Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Northwestern, Ohio Biographies
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