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    AMOS M. HETZLER, chief of the Troy Fire Department, has been a resident of this city for some nine years and is one of its most valued citizens. He belongs to an old pioneer family of Miami County and was born in 1868, at Hetzler's Corners, a place named in honor of his grandfather.

    John Hetzler, grandfather of Chief Hetzler, came to Miami County when the country was little less than a great wilderness, and he was the founder of the village of Hetzler's Corners. There the father of Chief Hetzler, George Hetzler, was born in 1840, in the same house in which his son was born, twenty-eight years later. George Hetzler resides at Dayton, Ohio.

    Amos M. Hetzler was sixteen years old when his parents moved to the southwestern part of Kentucky, where he remained for seven years. He then came back to Miami County, where he worked on a farm and in factories until he came to Troy. He became identified with the fire department and was elected its chief on December 31, 1907. On many occasions his bravery and leadership have been tested and proven, and he enjoys the full confidence of his fellow- citizens as to his official efficiency. On February 14, 1900, Chief Hetzler was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Hendershott, of Conover, Miami County, and they have two children: Irene and Harold. They are members of the Baptist Church. Fraternally Chief Hetzler is a Knight of Pythias.

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