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    JOHN E. HENNE, one of Troy's most highly respected retired citizens, who was active in business in this city for a number of years and identified with the growth and development of this section to a large extent, was born in 1846, in Germany, and when fourteen years of age emigrated to America and located at Troy, Ohio.

    Mr. Henne worked at the shoemaking trade for two years after reaching Troy, and then attempted to enter the army, but was refused on account of his youth. He then became a shoe clerk and worked in a store until 1865, when, in partnership with his brother, Charles Henne, he established a shoe store, which they conducted for fourteen years. Mr. Henne then built on South Main Street and engaged in a restaurant business there until 1902, after which he carried on an insurance business until 1902, when he retired from all business activity. In addition to his comfortable residence at No. 652 South Market St, he has other residence and two business properties in Troy and a farm of 117 acres which is well improved, situated on the Pleasant Hill Road, three miles from the city. Mr. Henne has been a very active citizen and at present is serving on the Board of Review. Formerly he was a member of the Trojan Battery and served as first lieutenant and also as treasurer of the organization. Mr. Henne was one of the organizers of the People's Building and Savings Association Company of Troy, Ohio - capital stock $1,000,000-of which he was one of the first directors and is now vice-president.

    In 1865 Mr. Henne was married to Miss Margaret Anna Eitel, who died September 10, 1908, leaving five children, namely: Anna, who is the wife of Judge E. W. Maier; Lillian, who is the wife of George Daugherty, agent for the American Express Company at Troy; Harry and, Frank, both of whom are in the jewelry business; and Lafayette. For many years Mr. Henne has been identified with the order of Odd Fellows.

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