LEWIS A. SELIGMAN was born in Crawford County, Ohio, December 24, 1847, to William
and lavina (Boyer) Seligman. He was educated in the common schools, ceasing his schooldays at the age of eighteen.
He remained with his parents till the period of his majority, and subsequently engaged as fireman on a saw mill
for eighteen months, for the Studebaker Brothers. He then purchased a third interest in a circular mill at Tipper
Sandusky, continuing in a successful business three years. In 1872, he entered B. F. Kennedy's dry goods store
as a clerk, serving in this capacity over four years. At the expiration of that time, he bought a half interest
in a flouring mill at Marseilles, paying $3,000 for the same, and began business under the firm name of Hartle
& Seligman. This partnership lasted four months, when Hartle's interest passed into the bands of B. F. Kennedy,
and eight months later, 1879, into the possession of William Seligman, the firm then taking the title of Seligman
& Son. They did a flourishing business until their mill was destroyed by fire in June, 1883. Mr. Seligman was
married, December 23, 1869, to Miss Ella Atkinson, daughter of Andrew and Mary (McKnight) Atkinson. Mr. and Mrs.
Seligman have three children; Charles W., born February 28, 1871; Guy A., October 22, 1877, and Kay W., March 15,
1882. Mr. Seligman is a strong temperance Republican and a member of the A., F. & A. M., and K. T.,of.Marion
Commandery, No. 36. He owns an attractive home on Main street, valued at $2,000, and is one of the influential
citizens of the county.
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