Frank Fath, London, retail dealer in wines, liquors and cigars was born in Bavaria, Germany, August 2, 1845. He is a son of Jacob Fath who came to America in 1851. He was a miller by trade. and located at Miamisburg, in Montgomery County, Ohio, ten miles from Dayton where he died in 1875. He married Phebe Mayer, also a native of Bavaria, and who bore him eight children, four now living. Mrs. Fath resides in Dayton, and is sixty-four years of age. Our subject was the second child of this union, and was six years old when he accompanied his parents to America. In early life, he was in the butcher business, and subsequently learned the printer's trade. He came to London in the spring of 1875, and worked at his trade the greater part of the time for the succeeding five years. He then engaged in his present business. In March, 1882, he refurnished his place of business at a cost of over $3,000. His rooms are fitted up in magnificent style, and his trade is of the best. Mr. Fath is Democratic in politics.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]