C. L. Ackerman, wholesale liquor dealer, is one of the influential merchants of Lima, of which city he has been a resident a little more that 10 years.  He was born in 1866 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, where he was educated and commenced his business career. For about four years he conducted a restaurant and cafe in Mansfield, then came to Lima and also opened a cafe, which  he continued until November, 1903, when he engaged in the wholesale liquor trade.  This enterprise has proved most remunerative; two salesmen are kept constantly on the road.

Mr. Ackerman is identified with several of the leading industries of Lima, being a director of the Allen County Oil Company, and of the Imperial Brewery, now in process of construction.

Mr. Ackerman was married, in 1895, to Kate Ziegler, daughter of Godfried Ziegler, of Wapakoneta.  One child Margaret Louise, has been born to them.  Mr. Ackerman is a member of the Odd Fellows, the Eagles, the Red Men and the United Commercial Travelers' Association, and has formed many warm friendships since locating in Lima.