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    Daniel H. Young. During the past twelve years, Daniel H. Young has been the proprietor of a general grocery and market business at Troy, in the development of which he has manifested his business capacity and sound integrity. He is a native of Preble county, Ohio, and was born May 3, 1869, a son of Manassas W. and Nancy (Lesh) Young, and grandson of a veteran of the Civil war. His father, a native of Virginia, was a miller by trade and went as a young man to Preble county, where he married Miss Lesh, a native of that county. There they spent their lives in milling and farming, and both passed away, greatly esteemed, in April, 1904. They were the parents of seven children: Milton Vincent, who died in 1901; Clara May, who died in 1902; Permelia Catherine, the wife of Fred A. Huette, of Dayton; Medorah Oretha, the wife of Frank Kerst, of Greenville, Ohio; Charles Wenford, associated in business with his brother Daniel H.; Rolland Roy, a commission merchant of Dayton, and Daniel H. Daniel H. Young attended the public schools, principally in the country district of Miami county, and upon the completion of his education went to the western part of Indiana, where he spent one year on a farm. He then turned his attention to mercantile pursuits, obtaining a position as clerk in the general store of L. Ammon & Son, at Georgetown, an enterprise with which he continued to be identified for nine years. Going then to Dayton, he worked for various commission merchants for a like period, and in that city embarked in business on his own account, being associated with his brother in the proprietorship of a grocery and market there for four years. In November, 1908, the brothers transferred their activities to Troy, where they have since been in the enjoyment of a large, flourishing and constantly growing business. They carry a full line of staple and fancy groceries, sea food and fresh and salt meats and include among their patrong many of the best families of Troy whose custom has been attracted by fair representation, honorable methods and courteous service. Mr. Young married Miss Francanna, daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Hall) Rodehamel, and a grand-daughter on both sides of pioneers of Miami county. Mrs. Young is one of a family of nine children, of whom four are living: Isaac M., of Troy; Simon P., of Dayton; Jesse E., of Chicago, and Mrs. Young. Mr. Young is a Mason and Odd Fellow and member of the junior Order of United American Mechanics. He is public-spirited to a high degree and was a generous contributor to all war measures.

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