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    H. C. LANDES

    H. C. Landes, book-keeper, Piqua; is a son of Jacob and Martha Landes; Jacob was a native of Bucks Co., Penn., and Martha of Ohio; their marriage was celebrated in Piqua soon after the close of the war of 1812; they were among the early settlers of this city, where both passed from the stage of life, Martha in 1829, and Jacob in 1852. H. C. was born in Piqua in 1824, where he has since resided in his boyhood days he acquired an ordinary education, which has since been improved and chiefly been the means of his livelihood in the earlier part of life commenced teaching, which occupation he pursued for a short period, after which he was variously engaged until 1852, when he was appointed as Postmaster in the office of Piqua;. eight months later he offered his resignation, which was accepted, and he engaged as book-keeper for the firm of Lawton, Barnett & Co,, dealers in produce and flour, and commission merchants, of Piqua; this position he filled for a period of twelve years; in 1865, the Citizen's Bank of Piqua was organized, in which he was elected Cashier this position he duly and honorably filled for a number of years; in 1878, he entered the woolen-mills of F. Gray & Co., of this city, as book-keeper, where he is now engaged. Mr. Landes has been twice married; the nuptials with his present wife, Elizabeth Van Horne, were celebrated in 1864; they are the parents of two children-Robert B. and Mary; Mrs. Landes is a daughter of Col. Thomas B. Van Horne, of the war of 1812, in which he was a noble and noted patriot.

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