Michel Maier, wagon and carriage manufacturer; P. O. and residence Covington. Mr. Maier was born in Wurttemburg, Germany, in 1835 received the usual schooling until 14 years of age, when he began work at his trade, which he has followed ever since. He came to America in 1853; first worked in Hartford, Conn., about four years, then came West and located in Covington, where he worked a few months for C. M. Gross, then bought a shop on the Troy pike and carried on business until 1864, when he bought out Gross, and has continued the business at Gross' old stand ever since. The shop, located on Spring, street, between High and Pearl streets, is a two- story structure, the upper part being used for finishing and trimming. This long experience enables him to turn out first class work of all kinds, at low prices. His residence is situated at the corner of Pearl and Spring streets, adjoining the shop. He was married in 1859, to Agnes M., daughter of George Neth; they have had seven children, five sons and two daughters. Mr. Maier has been a member of the Town Council several years; has also been both Town and Township Treasurer the past four years, and is one of the substantial citizens of Covington.
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