Valentine H. Ketcham


Businessman and Banker

Ketcham was Toledo's first millionaire—engaged in wholesale merchandising, real estate and banking  He married Rachel Berdan, daughter of John Berdan, Toledo's first mayor.

With his brother-in-law, John Berdan Jr. as partner, he formed a banking business, Ketcham, Berdan, & Co. It later merged into First National Bank (now Fifth/Third).

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