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    John H. Reichel, grocer, Tippecanoe City; was born in Germany, near Frankfort-on-the-main, Sept. 23, 1828, and is the son of J. G. and Mary E. (Weil) Reichel, the former a practical farmer, who had a family of eight children, six of whom he reared; he is still living at the age of 74 years. Our subject was the oldest child and the only one who emigrated to America; he was inured to farm labor, and educated in the common schools; in 1852, he came to this country, making his first permanent location at Sandusky City, Ohio, where he engaged in farm work over one year; in the fall of 1853, took a trip to New Orleans as a steward on a boat, and, while in the latter city, he fell sick, and, after recovering, returned to Cincinnati, where he had a relapse and lay in the hospital for some time; after recovering, he found himself unable to go at hard labor, and almost penniless; with his little money he purchased some notions and embarked in the peddling business, which he continued six years with eminent success; he then located at Foster's Crossing, Warren Co., Ohio, and engaged with marked success for five years, when he went to Springboro, and in 1876, came to Tippecanoe, where he has since been engaged in the grocery trade; he keeps on hand gents' furnishing goods also; Mr. Reichel is thoroughly acquainted with his business and reliable; honesty and integrity are his ruling principles in all actions. He has been married twice; first in September, 1859, to Ethlinda Miller, who died in 1866, and again to Hannah A. Cartwright. He had one child, now dead, by his first wife, and four children by the second union.

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