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    Wirt Kessler, secretary of the Milton Loan and Savings Association, of West Milton, was born in Union township, Miami county, a son of William and Mary (Albaugh) Kessler. He secured a good public school education and as a youth taught school in Union township, as well as in Darke county, and for some years assisted his father in his farming operations. Coming then to West Milton, he became associated with his brother, W. S. Kessler, in the practice of law, and in 1910 became secretary of the Milton Loan and Savings Association, a position which he has held to, the present time. While he has occupied this position the association has enjoyed great prosperity and its affairs have shown a consistent and healthy growth. Mr. Kessler has been prominent also in public matters being a former mayor of West Milton and a former clerk of Union township. He was also postmaster of West Milton for thirteen years, and his entire public record is an enviable one well worthy of emulation. During the World war period he was chairman for Union township of all the loan drives and was active in the movement resulting in the accumulation of the Miami County War Chest. Mr. Kessler married Harriet, daughter of John and Mary (Faulkner) Cornor, of Miami county, and to this union there have been born four children: Maud, who married A. S. Swank; Estella, who married William Keck; Clarence R., who married Edna Cassel, and Maurice, who married Corinne Brown. Mr. Kessler is recognized as an able business man, a capable financier and an excellent judge of land and property values, and his standing is that of a man of sound integrity who has merited public confidence because of the straightforward character of his dealings. His good citizenship has never been questioned and no movement for the betterment of the community is considered complete until it has his support. He is prominent as a fraternalist, being a Knight Templar Mason and Shriner, and a member of the Knights of Pythias and Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in all of which orders he has numerous friends.

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