Valentine H. Ketcham

(1815-1887)

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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