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In that era, a community situated on a hilltop, 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati, was geographically isolated. Aside from that, the village boasted a tailoring industry of some 36 pants shops. These provided jobs for many of the inhabitants. It was the center of a farming area, and the stores and shops served this community as well.
With these facts in hand, the Effler couple concluded that here indeed was not only a business opportunity, but also a fine community in which to rear their.. four children. So it was here that they established residence and started the business in Mt. Healthy.
William Sr. came to Mt. Healthy not only with his previous jewelry store experience, but with a background in jewelry manufacturing and watchmaking that started from age 14. The small store in a frame building at 14 North Main Street was a mom and pop operation with both William and Clara serving the people of the town. As the children grew and matured, they too assisted in the operation.