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    SAMUEL HOEFLICH, one of Covington's most substantial citizens and for a number of years a leading business man, has been engaged in the tobacco business here for the past seven years, his large warehouse standing on the corner of Bridge Street and the C. H.& D. railroad. He was born at Dayton, Ohio, December 31, 1887, and is a son of Charles and Catherine (Ramph) Hoeflich. The parents of Mr. Hoeflich moved from Dayton to Piqua in 1858, and from there, about 1862, to a farm near Covington, on the Gettysburg Turnpike, where the father died. He operated a small distillery. In March, 1864, the mother of Mr. Hoeflich moved with her children to Covington and conducted a boarding house here. She was married (first) to John Andrew Kraus and had two children, John and C. G. Of her second marriage, to Charles Hoeflich, was born one son, Samuel.

    Samuel Hoeflich was educated in the Covington schools. For a number of years of business life he dealt in wines and liquors, but later turned his attention to the tobacco business, in which he is largely interested. He erected his large warehouse and gives continuous employment to five experienced men and several girls. In 1886 he erected his handsome brick residence. Mr. Hoeflich married Miss Lizzie Popp and they have three children, Carl, Lafayette, and Cleo Catharine. He is a man of pleasant, social qualities and belongs to the Red Men and the Knights of Pythias. Mr. Hoeffich is notably charitable and has done a great deal in the way of benevolence in this section. He has also generously contributed to various public-spirited enterprises which have greatly furthered the prosperity of Covington.

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