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Bennih Belden



Bennih Belden, proprietor of the Center Square Flouring-mills, Jefferson Township, was born in Batesville, Ind., May 21, 1862, and received a common school education. His parents were Joseph J. and Margaret (Holden) Belden; his father was a miller by trade and came to Center Square in July, 1883, and died in the mill of heart disease, February 29, 1884. he was a member of the I.O.O.F., and Mrs. B. a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Belden is an energetic young man, and thoroughly understands his business, at which he is prospering, and the community may well rejoice that he has located in their midst. The mill has two run of buhrs, twenty-five horse-power engine in a building 30 x 40 feet, one and one-half stories high. The capacity of the mill is eighteen barrels per day. The mill was built in 1881, by Amie Sibenthall, and has averaged full time ever since, producing its own brand of choice family flour.