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    D. B. MAURER

    D. B. MAURER, a leading business citizen of Bradford, dealing in dry goods, notions and groceries, and carrying a complete stock in each line, has been established here since June, 1882. He was born on a farm in Darke County, Ohio, three miles from Bradford, May 3, 1857, and is a son of Henry and Julia Ann (Bigler) Maurer.

    D. B. Maurer was reared on the home farm and trained in agricultural pursuits by his father, who was one of the substantial farmers of Darke County. When he left the farm he learned the carpenters' trade and worked at that for five years, after which he came to Bradford. His older brother, A. B. Maurer, had been engaged in a mercantile line at this place for twelve years and sold out to D. B. Maurer, in 1882, who continued at the same location, and for forty years the Maurer store has been one of the principal ones in Bradford. Their town patronage is satisfactory and they do an immense country business. Their honorable methods have always commanded the confidence of the public and their stock is bought with particular attention to the demands of t heir trade. Families have dealt with the Maurers from the time when the store was a small one, with a stock representing the outlay of a few hundred dollars, up to the present, when thousands have been expended. Mr. Maurer was married in Miami County to miss Lavina Hartle, a daughter of James Hartle and a sister of O. L. Hartle, a prominent lumber merchant of Covington.

    In politics, Mr. Maurer is a Democrat. He has served two terms as treasurer of Bradford and one term as mayor, and at present is deputy tax collector, a position he has held for two years. He is always more or less interested in public matters when the welfare of the community is at stake and in all that is of importance he is sure to make his influence felt. He has held many offices of trust, having settled several estates and acted as guardian for a number of wards.

    Since the above was written Mr. J. B. Walker has purchased a half interest in the business and the firm name now is Maurer & Walker; the firm will carry on the business in the same agreeable manner as formerly, with Mr. Maurer as general manager.

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