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    Edward H. Timmer, treasurer and manager of the Miami County Lumber Company, of Tippecanoe City, was born in this city in 1872, a son of Gerhard and Wilhelmina (Kettlehake) Timmer. Gerhard Timmer was one of those who answered the call of California during the great gold rush of 1849, meeting with some success and returning to Ohio with capital. He became a pioneer cooper and operated a cooperage along the banks of the old Miami canal, shipping his barrels to all points in the Miami valley, as well as elsewhere. A progressive man, he assisted materially in the development of the industries of this section. He and his wife were the parents of nine children: Mrs. T. S. Conway, deceased; Mrs. Matilda Meyers; Mrs. Samuel Musselman; Callie, of Piqua; B.F., of Tippecanoe City; Mrs. Dr. E. B. Davis, also of this city; Mrs. Charles Peters, of Dayton; Edward H., and A. W., a banker of Tippecanoe City. Edward H. Timmer was educated at Tippecanoe City and after his graduation from high school entered the dry goods business. Later he was a member of the hardware firm of Timmer Brothers, and in 1910 embarked in the lumber business with C. W. Jensen & Company. In 1917 Mr. Timmer became identified with the Miami County Lumber Company, of which he is now treasurer and manager, and in the growth and development of which he has played an important part. Mr. Timmer married Florence, daughter of Daniel Agenbrood, and to this union there have been born two children: Helen, who resides with her parents, and Herman, who attended West Point Academy for one year and is now associated with his father in the lumber business. Mr. and Mrs. Timmer are members of the German Lutheran church. He is fraternally affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and has a number of important business and civic connections.

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