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    FRANK H. PHILLIPPI, head of the firm of Frank H. Phillippi & Son, manufacturer, of harness and dealers in harness, trunks and traveling bags of all kinds, has always been a resident of Piqua, where he is well and favorably known. He was born in that city in 1858 and is a son of Philip Phillippi, who came to the United States in the early fifties and took up his residence in Piqua, Ohio.

    Frank H. Phillippi was reared and educated in his native city, and early in life worked for a time at stripping tobacco in a cigar, factory. He then served three years apprenticeship at the harness-making trade, at which he has worked ever since. In I8 83, he engaged in business for himself as a member of the firm of Fisher & Phillippi, a, business association which continued without interruption until the death of Mr. Fisher in 1908. Since that date the enterprise has been carried on under the firm name of Frank H. Phillippi & Son, and the same success has attended its operations.

    Mr. Phillippi was married in 1881 to Miss Mary Schnell and they have the following children: Jerome, who is a traveling salesman and associated with his father in business; Marie, wife of J. A. Hefele of Kansas City; Gertrude; and George. Religiously Mr. Phillippi is a member of St. Paul's church, While his family are members of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Mr. Phillippi is a member of the Piqua Retail Businessmen's Association.

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