L.L. WALL

Manager of the Monmouth Brick Company, Monmouth, is one of the most enterprising and progressive brick manufactur­ ers in his vicinity, and one of the best known and most highly respected business men in this city.

He was born in Logansport, Ind., in 1850, a son of Andrew and Hanna (Bradgman) Wall, natives of Germany, who were brought in their childhood to Ohio, where they married. Andrew Wall became a brick-maker, and was in that line of manufacture at Logansport and Delphia, Ind. He died in Logansport in 1873. His wife, who lives at Delphia, bore him two children: Andrew, who is a brick contractor at Hammond. Ind., and L. L., the subject of this sketch. The latter was educated in Indiana, grew up in the brick manufacturing business and eventually engaged in the manufacture of drain-tile in his native State, which business he continued for ten years.

In 1895 he bought an interest in the Monmouth Brick Company, whose business had begun three years before. Mr. Wall began the work of improving the plant, which involved the building of new kilns, the putting in of a new engine, and the erection of sheds, the lumber for which alone cost $2,000. Under his management the business of the company has been developed until it ranked as one of the most important of its kind in Warren and nearby counties. The concern is finishing the brick for the government building at Monmouth, and is fulfilling other large contracts. Mr. Wall married in Pulaski County, Ind., in 1882, Anna Kelley, and they have five children: Myrtle, a book-keeper in the Monmouth Brick Company; Lulu, a teacher of music; Minnie; Fred; Anna and Don. Mr. Wall is a member of Maple City Lodge, No. 302. Knights of Pythias.

 

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