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    John F. Hemsteger, merchant tailor and clothier, Piqua; Mr. Hemsteger is a native of Germany, born in Westphalia, in 1824, learned the tailor's trade when a youth, and served two years in the army of the Kingdom of Prussia; came to the United States in 1847 ; after about two years, during which time he was engaged at his trade in different places, he was married, in Dayton, to Miss Barbara Newman, who was also a native of Germany; after his marriage, he settled at West Alexandria, Preble Co., where he established himself in the tailoring business, which he continued until he removed to Piqua, in 1856, where he has since resided, and has been, and still is, one of the leading business men of Piqua; his establishment is located in the opera house block, where, in addition to a large custom business, he is doing a large trade in ready-made clothing and gents' furnishings. Mr. Hemsteger has been, for eight years past, a member of the Council, and is a highly respected citizen ; he is the father of thirteen children, nine of whom are living J, Al. and Levi (clothing merchants, of Emporia, Kan.), J. Boni (editor correspondent (German) Piqua), Theresa (now Mrs. F. R. Frigee (a teacher in the school connected with St. Boniface Catholic Church), Anna (now Mrs. Joseph Kipp, of the firm of Gross & Co.), and Antonio, George, Agnes and Joseph (members of the family household).

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