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    Albert Miller, who is the foreman of the Tippecanoe Building & Manufacturing Company, was born in the city which is still his home on the 11th of May, 1860. His father, Joseph Miller, was a native of Baden, Germany, and in 1848 left that country, sailing for America. After a voyage of forty-eight days the vessel in which he took passage dropped anchor in the harbor of New York, and almost immediately afterward he made his way to Dayton, Ohio, where he worked at the cooper's trade for eight years. On the expiration of that period he came to Tippecanoe City, where he engaged in the hotel business, conducting the Hotel Henn until his death, which occurred on the 13th of July, 1870, when he was forty-four years of age. He married Miss Annie Zimmerman, who also was born in Germany and spent ninety-nine days on the voyage to the new world. Their marriage occurred in Dayton, Ohio, in 1853, and was blessed with seven children, but three died in infancy. Those still living are Josephine, the widow of Conrad Bolte, of Tippecanoe City; Joseph, who is employed by the Davis Whip Company, of Tippecanoe City; Mary, the wife of John Henn, the proprietor of the Hotel Henn; and Albert, whose name introduces this review.

    In the public schools of Tippecanoe City Albert Miller acquired his literary education and prepared for his business career by a course in the Queen City Commercial College, of Cincinnati. At the age of eighteen years he began work for the Trupp-Weekley Manufacturing Company, with which he was connected for two years as an employee, and he then became a partner in the business and was made foreman. In 1895 the company was reorganized under the name of the Tippecanoe Building & Manufacturing Company, with which he has since remained as a stockholder and foreman. This is one of the leading industries of the city and Mr. Miller has contributed in no small degree to its success by his capable management. He is a man of excellent business and executive ability, of unflagging industry and resolute purpose, and these qualities have enabled him to promote his individual success and to insure prosperity to the interests under his charge.

    In 1886 Mr. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Josephine Fortner, who died two years later. On the 28th of January, 1889, he married Miss Emily Huber, daughter of Fred Huber, and they now have four interesting children: Mary, Fredia, Leo and Bernard. In his political views, Mr. Miller is a Democrat, and is a member of the Catholic church. He is recognized as one of the enterprising business men of Tippecanoe City, a position to which he has attained by his own efforts. He began life in the humble capacity of an employee and has steadily worked his way upward, winning advancement through close application and painstaking care in the discharge of the duties imposed on him.

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