(born February 1, 1838) immigrated to Dayton, Ohio, from Bavaria, Germany, with his family, at the age of 6. 1909 History of Miami County, Ohio Miami County, Ohio, Genealogical Researchers. Having no opportunity to attend school, he worked in a tobacco stripping house at a very young age. Before reaching his teens, he worked for a local nursery, where he received training in the gardening industry. In 1849, he started his own small nursery in North Dayton, Ohio, called Bohlender’s Nursery. Spring Hill Nurseries History. Spring Hill Nurseries.