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    NETH BROTHERS, who have conducted a first class meat business at Covington since June 1, 1897, with market on High Street and slaughter house in West Covington, are representative business men of this city, who, through their enterprise, have developed an important industry.

    J. B. Neth, a member of the firm of Neth Brothers, was born at Covington, Ohio, May 7, 1871, and is a son of Jacob and Barbara (Flammer) Neth. George Neth, the junior member of the firm of Neth Brothers, was born at Covington, December 16, 1873, and is also a son of Jacob and Barbara (Flammer) Neth. Jacob Neth and wife were both born in Germany, but their marriage took place in America. By trade he was a weaver and he was in business at Covington for many years, where his death occurred in September, 1908. His widow still survives.

    J. B. Neth was reared at Covington and when ten years old he began to work for the old firm of Dress, Neth & Co., the Neth of the firm being his uncle, Conrad Neth. He continued to work for that house until 1889, with the exception of one year, and then was employed for a few months, on three different occasions, in a grocery at Celina, Ohio., and later spent four months in a grocery house at Dayton. After coming back from Dayton and before entering into his present enterprise he worked for W. W. Witmer, undertaker, for three years. He is serving in his second term as chief of the Covington Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Neth married Miss Mary Koons and they have two children: Neva Barbara and Blanche Louisa.

    George Neth left school when fifteen years of age and began work in Charles Flashner's butcher shop. In 1893 he took a trip through the West, and while residing in California he worked as a butcher, returning in July, 1897. On March 1, l898, he entered into partnership with his brother in the present business, under the firm name of Neth Brothers. On July 5, 1898, Mr. Neth was married to Miss Maude Downey, a daughter of George Downey, and they have had six children, namely: Lee, who died aged seven years; Grace; Gladys; Juanita, who died aged twenty-two months; Frances and Irene Etoile.

    Both members of the above firm understand business principles and their own line of work in particular, and they are numbered with Covington's best and most prosperous dealers in what is, no less than bread, one of the Staffs of life. Doing their own butchering, they can assure their customers of the quality of the meat they sell them and the large trade they enjoy shows that this is appreciated.

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