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    A. Wendel, jeweler, Piqua. Among the business men of Piqua who deserve mention, is Mr. Wendel; he is a native of Rhenish- Prussia, born in 1821; came to the United States in 1850; spent a little more than a year in Dayton, whence he came to Piqua and commenced business as a traveling jeweler; in 1856, he established himself in business here; has conducted it ever since, and built up a reputation and business which have placed him among the leading business men of Piqua; he has been a property-holder here since 1853, and is now one of the substantial citizens; his residence is located on Sycamore street. He married, in 1851, Miss Fanny Friedlich, sister of A. Friedlich, whose biography appears in this work; they have had seven children, six of whom are living-Jacob (who is now assisting in the store), Samuel, Helen (now Mrs. A. Simon, of Greenville, Bertha now Mrs. Sol. Rosenfeld, (of Portland, Oregon), Rosa and Sadie, Mr. Wendel has always taken an active interest in the public welfare, and his children are all graduates of the high school; Bertha was elected teacher after her graduation, and taught about three years with great acceptance. Mr. Wendel was one of the constitutional members of the Ansheemeth congregation, and has acted as Rabbi since its organization.

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