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    Conrad Winkelmann, former manager of the sales department of the Favorite Stove & Range Company, is an honored business man of the formative period of Piqua's history. He is also one of those rugged characters, who having accomplished their good work, located at Piqua to participate in its growth in material and civic affairs. Mr. Winkelmann was born in the city of Hann, Muenden, Germany, his father being a ship-owner who operated a fleet of boats on the Weser river. On emigrating to the United States Mr. Winkelmann settled at Cincinnati, where for a time he engaged in a variety of mercantile pursuits, as well as becoming an expert bookkeeper. In 1888 he became associated with the Favorite Stove & Range Company, then at Cincinnati, and when the plant and offices of that concern were removed to Piqua he accompanied them. Later he was made manager of the sales department, a position in which he was largely instrumental in shaping the sales policy of the company, which is now one of the largest enterprises in the world of its kind, and a detailed history of which will be found in the industrial section of this work. Mr. Winkelmann is now retired from active affairs and is living comfortably at his modern home at Piqua. He is a member of the Masons and also has numerous friends in business circles.

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