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    LOUIS LANDMAN, proprietor of the Loramie Mills, in Washington Township, which are situated three miles northeast of Piqua, is a native of Germany, where he was born November 30, 1841. His parents were Henry and Christina Landman.

    Louis Landman learned the milling business with his father, in Germany, and he, was twenty-four years of age when he came to America. He located first at Greenville, Ohio, then went to Mercer County, where he worked for three years in a mill, after which he worked for a short time at his trade in a mill situated between Piqua and Troy. He next went to Missouri and for one year was employed in a mill at Hamlin and then came to Miami County and worked for a year in the very mill he now owns. He then went into the lumber business in Indiana and remained there for twelve years but returned to Miami County in 1886 and purchased his present mill property. He put the machinery in the best possible condition, made many improvements and his patronage is large. He produces flour of both wheat and rye, corn meal and buckwheat and also feed. His specialty, Gilt Edge flour, has a wide sale through the county.

    Mr. Landman married Rachel Nusbaum who was born and reared in Wayne County Ohio, and they have had fourteen children, the seven survivors being: Jenette; Reuben, married, who works for his father in the mill; Henry, who is a miller in Springfield, Ohio; George; Carrie; William, who is a miller at Dunkirk, Indiana: and Gladys, who is a student in the Piqua High School. Five children died in infancy; Emma died when aged fifteen years, and Frederick when aged eleven years. Mr. Landman and family are members of the German Methodist Episcopal Church of Piqua, of which he is one of the trustees. He is one of the reliable and respected citizens of Washington Township.

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