Biography of Henry Deepe
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

Mr. Deepe, who is proprietor of one of the best and most highly cultivated farms of Tiffin township, Defiance county, was born in Prussia, Germany, June 8, 1833, a son of Frederick and Rachel (Schroer) Deepe, also natives of Prussia. who in the fall of 1836 emigrated to America, locating first in Stark county. Ohio. Later they came to Defiance county, and in Tiffin township spent their remaining days.

Our subject is the eldest of their eight children - two sons and six daughters - and was three years old when brought by his parents to the New World. After ten years spent in Stark county. the family removed to Defiance county. where he has since made his home, being reared in much the usual manner of farmer boys of his day.

In Tiffin township Mr. Deepe was married, November 8, 1855, to Miss Mary Redker, also a native of Prussia, who was born October 21, 1839. Her parents, Henry and Elizabeth Jane (Schroer) Redker, were born, reared and married in Prussia, and in 1840 crossed the broad Atlantic, becoming residents of Tiffin township, Defiance county, Ohio. where they continued to live until called from this life. In their family were ten children - two sons and eight daughters - Mrs. Deepe being the eldest. To our subject and his wife have been born twelve children, one of whom, Sarah C., died in infancy. Those yet living are as follows: Pherobey J., now the wife of Wilbur Rummell; Mary E., wife of John McComb; John W.; Elizabeth E., wife of Edward Clay; Adelia, wife of Samuel Burk; Phoebe E., wife of Emory Elliott; Nettie; Belle, wife of Walter Dickman; William H.; Lewis C.; and Chauncey M.

After his marriage, Mr. Deepe located in Tiffin township, where he now owns an excellent farm of two hundred acres, on which he has erected good and substantial buildings, which add greatly to the value and attractive appearance of the place. Throughout his business career he has devoted his time and attention to agricultural pursuits, and has met with a well merited success in his operations. For over half a century he has been a resident of Defiance county, and as a public spirited, progressive citizen, has given support to allmeasures for the public good. As one of the representative men of his community, he has been called upon to serve in local official positions. Over his life record there falls no shadow of wrong, his public service was most exemplary, and his private life has been marked by the utmost fidelity to duty. Both he and his wife are sincere and worthy members of the United Brethren Church.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
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Chicago, Illinois

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