The Adam Minnich Family Bible

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Contributed by Karen Williams
We are grateful for the permission to share these images granted
by the current custodian of the Adam Minnich Bible,
Jan [Rudy] Hoak, Spokane, Washington.

Karen also included the following note:

     "Minnich Researchers: I was blessed to receive copies of pertinent pages from Adam Minnich's Personal Bible, copyright 1868. This Bible has been in the custody of the Descendants of Cora [Minnich] Rudy, a daughter of Adam Minnich and Lydia Gauby, since Adam's death. The Bible contains several loose pages of family births and deaths, authors unknown. Based on pencil notations, author also unknown, I believe one group of sheets was written by one of Cora Rudy's children, and the other by one of Cora's grandchildren. This is a personal assumption.
     The custodian of the Adam Minnich Bible has given permission for the Bible scans to be made available to Minnich researchers. I will be filing copies of the Bible with the Garst Museum and the Troy Historical Museum, as well as several libraries in the Darke and Miami County areas. I will be sending a copy to the Ohio Genealogical Society Library. I have asked another of my research partners to share the scans with, and have posted copies to my personal tree on"


Title Page Adam Minnich Bible
Ownership Page

Minnich Bible Marriages First page of Minnich Births Second page of Minnich Births Minnich Bible Deaths

The following loose pages found in the Adam Minnich Bible
were written by descendants on the Minnich side of the
family.  The authors are currently unknown but thought
to be children and grandchildren of Cora Minnich Rudy.
    Family Data Page 1 Family Data Page 2

Family Data Sheet 1 Family Data Sheet 2 Family Data Sheet 3  



Biography Of Adam Minnich
(which includes the biography of his father, George Minnich)

From: The History of Miami County, Ohio : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., general and local statistics... Chicago : W. H. Beers & Co. ; 1880. p.781-782
ADAM MINNICH, farmer ; P. O. Covington ; born Darke Co., Ohio, in 1835 ; is the son of George and Mary (Deeter) Minnich. George was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., in 1807, his early life was passed upon a farm ; at the age of 18, he learned the art of tanning, which he followed three years in his native State. In the spring of 1829 he came to Ohio and settled on Wolf Creek in Montgomery Co., and in 1830 or 1831, he removed to this county, locating in Newberry Township ; and in 1833 he moved to Darke Co., but returned to this county in 1838, locating in Newton Township, on Sec. 5, where he has since resided. He was married in 1830 to Mary Deeter, daughter of Abraham Deeter ; she was born in Montgomery Co., but, in 1813 ; Abraham was a native of Pennsylvania ; he was married in his native State, but emigrated to this State in 1805 ; he lived for a time in Montgomery Co., but, in 1813, moved to this county and located in Newton Township. He died in 1850, at the age of 70 ; his wife died in 1859, 72 years of age. Of their ten children, six still survive. The parents were consistent members of the German Baptist Church for nearly half a century. Adam now lives upon the old homestead. He married Lydia Ganby [sic] in 1854 ; of their seven children, two sons are dead, one being accidently shot at 4 years of age, the ball passing through his head. Abraham Deeter arrived in November, and unloaded under a large oak, with $1 in cash to carry him through the winter ; he afterward became one of our wealthy farmers.



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