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    John K. Herr, miller and grain-dealer, Tippecanoe City, was born in Washington Co., Md., in 1824, and is the son of Rudolph and Mollie Herr; Rudolph was a farmer by occupation; his death occurred in 1860. He had a family of twelve children, of whom our subject is the eleventh; he was raised and schooled in his native State, and emigrated to Ohio in 1841, making the trip here in a two horse wagon; worked one year near Xenia, and then went to Warren Co., where he remained about five years; subsequently milled in Dayton, Ohio, and Knightstown, Ind., and in 1852 came to Tippecanoe and engaged in the milling business with his brother, first renting, and afterward purchasing his present mill property, which he has since operated with eminent success; he also deals largely in grain; is a careful and reliable business man, and a much respected citizen, taking an active part in matters pertaining to the welfare of the community.

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