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Death Of Philip Bach

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Philip Bach died at 6:15 o'cloclt last Saturday morning, of heart disaase, a hi late raiidenca, 100 S. Main st Uis suelden death was a great shock to hi many friends in the business and socia circles ol Ann Arbor and vicinity. Mr. Bach wu Ann Arbor's oldest busines man, he having been in business her continuously for over fifty years. Perbaps no greater tribute could be paid to any man, than to say that he successiully conducted an honest business in one city for so long a time, and wa esteemed by all who knew him. Mr. Bach was born Oct 20, 1820, in Baden Baden, Qermany, cama to America a the age of nine, and settled with his father in Freedom township, thi county. He was first employed b Brown fe Co., of lower town, who wer then the laading business firm here He was later engaged with Hiram Goodspeed, then with Root & Bon an then with Beach & AbeL In 1843 h fornied a partnership with C. B Thompson, and has since been wit saven partners, all of whotn are now dead. Mr. Bach sold out his busioes on SepU lat to B. St. James, and re tired from active life. He has hel several public offices and discharge them well, being an active ineraber o the school board for 35 years. Mr. Bach was married three times. HU first wife. Hannah l'olhemu left him one daughter, Mrs. O. D. Warner of Cincinnati, while his second wife Miss Nancy Royca left four children Philip Jr., Mrs. Henderson, James R and one who died. He married Miss Anna B. Botsford, in 18T6, who now ■urvlves him, with her two children, Waldo and Ellen. The house was open from 10 to 12 'clock Monday morningr, and inuuy ot ie deceased's iriends took the opporunity of viewing the remains. The uueral services ere held at 2:30 'clock, Monday aftcrnoou, at the ousc, Rev. J. M. Oelston oH'icialing. 'he honorary pall bearers were Jas. Clemeuts, S. W. Ciarkson, E. D. Kinne, no. F. Lawrence, W. Cornwcll, .lus. j. IJabcock, Wra. McOeary and Moses Seabolt, iellow diivctors wilh Mr. lach in the First National Rank. The active pall bearers were the nephews oí the deceased, Alfred and Ed Hutzel, Amos and Ed Lohr, aud Fred Helser. L'he remains were interred in the amily lot in Forest Hill ceinetery.


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