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    Forest Lee Schmidlapp, who has been prominently identified with several leading business concerns of Piqua and is now an official of the Piqua Paper Cap Company, was born in this city in 1884, a son of William D. and Elizabeth (Nollen) Schmidlapp. William Schmidlapp, who was well and favorably known to the business men of Piqua during a long term of years, had a number of interests, chief among which was the Piqua Malt Company, in the successful development of which he played an active and important part. The public schools of Piqua and Dayton furnished Forest Lee Schmidlapp with his educational training, and as a young man he became connected with the L. C. & W. L. Cron Manufacturing Company, of Piqua. Subsequently he transferred his interests to Cleveland, where he was concerned in the operation of a hardware enterprise. Returning then to Piqua, he assisted in the organization of the Piqua Paper Cap Company, of which he has since acted as an official, and of which concern a complete, history w ill be found in the industrial section of this work. A live and energetic, as well as thoroughly capable business man, Mr. Schmidlapp possesses in the fullest degree the confidence of his associates. He is well connected fraternally, belonging to the Masons, Elks and Eagles, and his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church. During the period of the war he took an active part in assisting all war-time measures, and at other times has displayed a high order of constructive citizenship. September 6, 1913, Mr. Schmidlapp married Miss Mary Lawhord, and to this union there have been born three children: Forest Lee, Jr., Gretchen Mary and William David.

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