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    Harry Schmidlapp, who is conducting extensive and successful agricultural operations in Washington township, was born on the home farm in this township, June 3, 1881, a son of Caleb and Mary (Roberts) Schmidlapp. The Schmidlapp family is widely and favorably known in the Miami valley and has given to this locality a number of prominent citizens, including lawyers, physicians and philanthropists, as well as agriculturists, one of the name having donated the public library to the city of Piqua. One of the first of the name to settle in Miami county was the grandfather of Harry Schmidlapp, who passed his entire life as an agriculturist. Caleb Schmidlapp was a lifelong farmer in Washington township, where he had a useful and honorable career, and on his farm Harry Schmidlapp was reared. He secured a public school education and as a young man adopted farming as his life work, this having occupied his activities ever since. At the present time he is the owner of a 400-acre property, which he devotes to general farming, and is a progressive and enterprising agriculturist and a citizen who at all times has contributed to the community's welfare by supporting worthy movements both in times of peace and war. Mr. Schmidlapp married Miss Jennie Martin and had one child, Helen. After the death of his first wife he married Miss Bertha Addington.

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