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    Louis C. Neth, senior member of the firm of Neth & Stelzer, tailors, haberdashers and hatters of Piqua, is numbered among the substantial men of the city. He was born at Piqua, September 17, 1875, a son of Louis and Margaret (Brehm) Neth, his father being a minister of the Methodist church who filled pulpits at Piqua, Greenville, Richmond and Sidney. He and his wife were the parents of eight children, and two of their grandsons, John Lloyd, son of John A. Neth, and Walter E., son of Wm. G. Neth, served as soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force during the recent great war. Louis C. Neth attended the schools at Piqua and before finishing his high school education began to secure business experience as an employee of a mercantile concern. He continued to work in the interests of others until 1910, when, with Louis J. Stelzer, he formed the firm of Neth & Stelzer, a partnership. This concern deals in gentlemen's high-class furnishings, hats, haberdashery and made-to-order clothing, and an excellent business has been built up. Mr. Neth is thoroughly conversant with every department of his line of business, and is a man of ability judgment and good taste. He married Mamie C., daughter of Byron Crampton, of Covington, Ohio, and they are the parents of two children: Frank A. and Robert G. Mr. and Mrs. Neth took a helpful part in various war activities and are consistent members of the Wayne and Greene Street Methodist churches, respectively. Mr. Neth is interested in fraternal work, and belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Knights of the Golden Eagle and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.

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