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    Charles W. Herman, whose long and honorable connection with the agricultural interests of Miami county has made him a well known and highly esteemed citizen of Elizabeth township, is a modern exponent of his calling, in which he has achieved success largely through the homely traits of industry and integrity. He is a native of this township, and was born May 7, 1879, a son of James and Maria (Mumford) Herman. His parents, farming people of Miami county, were residents of Elizabeth township for many years, and were held in high esteem by their neighbors because of their many excellencies of mind and heart. Charles W. Herman received his education in the public schools and was reared to agricultural pursuits, in which he engaged on his own account soon after attaining his majority. His property is one of the fertile and productive tracts of Elizabeth township, made so by Mr. Herman's intelligent treatment of the soil and his practical use of modern methods. His buildings are substantial and up-to-date and his reputation is that of a hard working and reliable farmer and a citizen who stanchly supports all worthy movements. He is a member of the Masonic order, and also the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The family attends the Methodist church . Mr. Herman married February 24, 1904, Fern, daughter of Calvin and Mary (Urick) Stafford, of Miami county, and to this union there has been born one son, Eugene, who is attending school.

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