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    Leo Louis, one of the progressive and enterprising merchants of Piqua, where he is proprietor of the Piggly-Wiggly store, was born at Piqua, in 1867, a son of David and Regina (Lebensburger) Louis. David Louis was prominent in business circles of Piqua, where he owned and operated a grocery business for many years. He and his wife were the parents of five children: Ralph, Meyer, Abe, Leo and Rose. Leo Louis was educated in the public schools of Piqua and received his business training under the preceptorship of his father, with whom he became associated immediately upon leaving school. He succeeded the elder man in the management of the business, and of recent years became interested in the so-called "Piggly-Wiggly" system of selling groceries, establishing stores of this kind at both Piqua and Sidney. Under his progressive and honorable method of management both of these stores have flourished and prospered and Mr. Louis has become one of the successful as well as the highly honored business men of his native city. Mr. Louis married Miss Blanche Wallbrunn, of Chillicothe, Mo., and to them there have been born three children: Clara R., Leo, Jr., and Margery. During the war period Mr. Louis was extremely active in assisting the various drives, and is the proud possessor of a certificate presented him in acknowledgment of his accomplishments in the way of selling war bonds. He is still a member of and active worker in the Red Cross. Mr. Louis is a member also of the Jewish Synagogue, the Piqua Club, the Rotary Club, the Masons and the Knights of Pythias and a charter member of the Elks. He has numerous dependable friends who have watched his successful rise with interest.

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