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Brothers appreciate coverage of building’s demolition PDF Print
Saturday, June 07, 2014 8:00 PM

To the editor,

My brother, Alfred Schmit, and I would like to thank The Delphos Herald for the excellent coverage given to the recent demolition of the former Schmit’s Market building at Second and Canal streets in Delphos.

Our father, Nicholas Schmit, was the former owner of the Schmit and Patton Grocery during the 1920s and 30s. Dad died in 1935 and left our mother with eight children. The grocery provided mother and her eight children with an income during The Great Depression and World War II.

Brothers Jerome and Alfred both served in the Army during the war. Jerome is now deceased but he was also a partner in the grocery.


The building is now gone but the many wonderful memories of the many customers who traded with us will remain with us forever. As the saying goes, “It was the worst of times. It was the best of times.” It brought people together like no other time in memory. A friend or family member was your greatest asset because they brought you help and support. It would be nice if we would all just say, “I love you and thank you,” to someone just for being there for us today and every day.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Alfred and Bob Schmit

Delphos, Ohio

Last Updated on Sunday, June 08, 2014 7:25 PM

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