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    Thomas J. Wiley, tanner and currier, Piqua. He was born in Piqua, 1835, and is the son of Thomas and Hannah Wiley, who were early residents of Piqua. Thomas J., has always resided here; he began working at the tanner's trade when a young man, and has since followed the business; in 1868, his step-father, Joshua Worley, who established the tannery in the south part of the town, being deceased, Mr. Wiley took it in charge and has been the principal manager since; the firm, T. J. Wiley & Co., are now carrying on the tannery and are also dealers in leather and shoe findings of all kinds; their store, over which Mr. Wiley presides, is located on High street, fronting Market space; Mr. Wiley is one of the present old residents ; he is a leading member of the Green street Methodist Episcopal Church, and a useful, respected citizen. He married, in 1864, Miss Tillie, daughter of Josiah Finfrock, who was also an early resident of Piqua.

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