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    Charles Schroeder, hardware merchant, Piqua. Mr. Schroeder is one of the young and promising business men of Piqua; he is a native of Prussia, born near Berlin in 1856; came to the United States in 1870, and to Piqua in 1875, where he was employed as salesman in the hardware store then operated by Shannon & Davis, later by Shannon & Wall, and still later by Wall, of whom Mr. Schroeder purchased it Jan. 1, 1880, and, having added largely to the stock, is now carrying a full line of heavy and shelf hardware at the old stand, 118 Main street; Mr. Schroeder speaks both German and English, and is a wide-awake business man; his success thus far promises increased prosperity in the future, should he continue, as he expects to, his experience as a salesman and thorough business habits, will enable him to advance the reputation of this old, well- known establishment. He was married., Jan. 1, 1880, to Miss Amelia, daughter of W. F. Croner.

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