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    HERMAN GRUNERT, a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington Township, Miami County, and engaged in business at Piqua as a cigar and tobacco manufacturer, is a progressive and enterprising citizen and one who is held in the highest esteem by those with whom he has business relations. He was born in 1861, in Germany, and when six years of age he, was brought to America by his parents.

    Mr. Grunert's first year was spent on his uncle's farm, after which his rearing and educating were accomplished at Piqua. He learned the cigar and tobacco manufacturing business, which he has very successfully carried on in his own interest for the past ten years. He has taken quite an active part in town politics, and in the fall of 1906 was called upon to fill out an unexpired term of one of the township trustees, serving in the same very acceptably, and through election, 1907, still fills the office.

    In 1880 Mr. Grunert was married to Miss Mary Erb, who died in 1886, leaving no issue. In 1901 he married Miss Lillie Lye, and they have two children, Marie and Lewis. They are members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, of which he is an official member and active worker. He is identified with both the Masons and Odd Fellows at Piqua.

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