EDWARD J. KUGELMAN
Edward J. Kugelman, who is at the head of the well-known and substantial firm of R. Kugelman & Company, meat packers of Piqua, was born at Piqua, January 26, 1891, a son of Jacob and Minnie (Schmidt) Kugelman. This business was founded a number of years ago by Jacob Kugelman and his brother Henry, the latter of whom died April 27, 1912. At that time Jacob Kugelman bought his brother's interest in the enterprise from the heirs, and the firm name was changed to Jacob Kugelman & Sons, the two boys, Raymond and Edward J., being interested in the business and assisting in the operation of the plant. When the father died, in May, 1916, the sons continued the business under the name of R. Kugelman & Company, and continued to be successfully associated until January 5, 1919, when Raymond retired. Since then Edward J. Kugelman has conducted the business under the same style and has been greatly successful in his operations, the establishment being rated among the leading industries of its kind at Piqua. Another brother, Arthur Kugelman, is a student at St. Mary's College, Dayton. Edward Kugelman married Cecille, daughter of George Platfoot, of Toledo, and to this union there were born two children: Ruth Agnes and James Edward. Mr. Kugelman is a well known and popular member of the Knights of Columbus and holds membership in the Piqua Rotary Club. With his family, he belongs to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
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