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James R. Wick

JAMES R. WICK was one of the early business men of Greenville, where he located as a clerk in the store of J. & A. P. Waugh in 1826-27. He was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, in 1807, and was a son of Rev. William Wick, a Presbyterian minister. After clerking a few years he began merchandising and continued in the mercantile business till about 1850, when he started a private bank. He was engaged in the brokerage line until 1856, and then removed to Wisconsin. He finally returned to Greenville, and died November 1, 1865. Mr. Wick was the second postmaster of Greenville, filling the office from July, 1830, till October, 1831. He was also a justice of the peace several terms, and associate judge one term. He was married in 1830 to Catherine, daughter of Jacob Loutzenhiser, a pioneer of Greenville, and reared a family of six children. She died October 11, 1887, surviving her husband nearly twenty-two years.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 835

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