Miami County, Ohio Genealogical Researchers -- Sponsored by the Computerized Heritage Association

    Clyde Statler and Louis Schuh

    Miami Specialty Works. Among the comparatively new concerns of Troy, Ohio, one which has shown marked progress and rapid growth is the Miami Specialty Works, a full history of which will be found in the industrial section of this work. The proprietors of this business are young men of energy and progressive spirit, who are rapidly making names for themselves in business circles, Clyde Statler and Louis Schuh.

    Mr. Statler was born as Oskaloosa, Iowa, in October, 1882, a son of Frank and Ella (Collins) Statler, whose other son, Roy Statler, served as a soldier of the American forces during the recent World war and saw service in France. The early education of Clyde Statler was acquired in the public schools of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and when he came to Troy with his parents, in 1898, he entered the Staunton township school, where his education was completed. Upon leaving school he accepted a position with the Hobart Manufacturing Company and later transferred his services to the Troy Body Company, in the meantime learning the machinist and tool making trades. He arose to the position of foreman of the machine shop of his company, but desired to be independent of others, and with Mr. Schuh founded the Miami Specialty Works, for the manufacture of automobile cabs and bodies. He has since devoted his energies to this business and has been largely instrumental in building it up to its present large proportions. Mr. Statler married Miss Florence Reinheimer, of Troy, and they are the parents of three children: Eugene, Lawrence and Dona. Although his business interests are important, demanding much of his time and attention, Mr. Statler has found the opportunity of contributing to his city's service and at this time is alderman of the fourth ward, his work in the council having been of a constructive and energetic character. He was likewise active in supporting war movements and has always proven himself a public-spirited citizen. As a fraternalist he belongs to the Masons and the junior Order of United American Mechanics, while his religious connection is with the Baptist church.

    Louis Schuh was born at Galion, Crawford county, Ohio, November 29, 1883, a son of Philip and Catherine (Beuhler) Schuh, his father being a shoe merchant of that city. Educated in the public schools, Mr. Schuh came to Troy in 1909, and became a tool maker at the plant of the Hobart Manufacturing Company, a concern with which he was identified until he joined Mr. Statler in the founding of the Miami Specialty Works. Like his partner, he is a young man of energy and ability whose labors have contributed greatly to the success of the enterprise of which he is one of the proprietors. Local war activities received an impetus through his assistance and he has been a worker for good civic causes and welfare movements. He has several fraternal connections and many warm personal friends. Mr. Schuh married Mary, daughter of Samuel Scott.

    Return to the Biography Index

    Return to Main Page

    Copyright © 2000 by Computerized Heritage Association.
    All Rights Reserved.