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    Joseph H. Torbeck, one of the substantial retail cigar merchants of Troy, was born at Richmond, Ind., September 26, 1869, a son of William and Mary Torbeck, Mr. Torbeck was educated in the public schools of his native place, and as a young man became interested in the cigar business. Eventually coming to Troy, he opened a modest establishment which has since grown and developed under his capable management into one of the successful stores of its kind in the city. In connection with his cigar business, Mr. Torbeck conducts a well-equipped and modernly-kept carom and pocket billiard parlor, which has an excellent patronage of the better kind, and the entire establishment has proven a financial success. Mr. Torbeck is very popular with his patrons and business associates, as he is also with his fellow-members in the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Knights of the Golden Eagle, the Improved Order of Red Men and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He first married Miss Susan Funk, and after her death was united in marriage with Miss Carrie Ditmer. They have one child, Catherine Elizabeth. Mr. Ditmer, father of Mrs. Torbeck, was a farmer of Miami county. He married Elizabeth Welbaum, and had six children: Charles, Alfie, Carrie (Mrs. Torbeck), Emma, Jesse and Glen. The father is deceased, and the mother makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Torbeck, at Troy.

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