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Chicago: Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers 1912

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NISIUS, PETER. - Springfield is the home of many business firms and houses which put out a high class of work. The men controlling them are experienced and well trained, and are able to meet any demand made upon them along their special lines. A thrifty business man of the Capital City, who has worked up from a small beginning to his present comfortable circumstances, is Peter Nisius. His birth took place in Germany, December 17, 1848. There he grew to manhood, receiving a meagre educational training. In 1881, believing that in this country he could make better progress, he came to the United States, landing in Baltimore. From that city he came direct to Springfield, where he found immediate employment with the Illinois Watch Company, remaining with them for one year. He was industrious and thrifty, and seeing an opportunity for engaging in business for himself, he left the factory and established himself at No. 410 East Adams Street. There he continued until 1902, when he removed to No. 404 East Adams Street, where he conducts a regular locksmith and grinding business. He does razor concaving, sharpens scissors, and lawn mowers, files saws, makes keys of all kinds, repairs and covers umbrellas, and does a general repairing business. From the beginning he turned out nothing but good work, and this was the best kind of advertisement. It brought him new customers, and retained his old ones, and he now has a thriving trade. Thrifty and industrious, mr. Nisius has been able to forge ahead, and demonstrates that a man can accomplish much if he is willing to devote himself closely to his task.

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