Jacob Piper Jacob Piper, the leading retail grocer of Lima, and a director of The Lima Trust Company, was born in 1855 in Sidney, Ohio. He is a son of Jacob Piper, now deceased, who was for many years the largest and most popular grocer of that city. Our subject was educated in Sidney and then entered his father's store, succeeding to the business in 1880. He remained there until 1901 when he disposed of his stock and came to Lima where he opened his present large store. He has one of the best stores in the city and keeps a complete line of fancy and staple goods to meet all the requirements of his extensive trade. Some idea of the magnitude of his business may be gained when it is known that is requires 20 employees to attend to the wants of the patrons and keep the stock in order. Mr. Piper was married in 1885 to Aggie Line, daughter of David Line of Sidney. They are zealous members of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, and are always ready to lend a helping hand in any good cause. Mr. Piper was made a Mason at Sidney and has taken the 32nd degree in that order. Mr. Piper still continues to be a director of the Citizens' National Bank of Sidney and is also, as stated above, a director of The Lima Trust Company. He takes an active interest in all that pertains to the welfare of the city.