Armin C. Koehne has maintained his home in Indianapolis from the time of his birth and is one of its pop ular and
representative citizens. He has held various public offices, including that of state senator, in which position
he had the distinction of representing his native county. His election indicates the estimate placed upon him by
those familiar with every stage of his career.
Armin C. Koehne was born in Indianapolis on the 19th of August 1860, and he is the son of Charles and Minna (Fritsche) Koehne, both of whom were natives of Germany, the former having been born in Wildeshausen, province of Hanover, and the latter in Beutelsdorf, Kingdom of Saxony. The father became a successful business man in Indianapolis, and died here May 5, 1910.
The subject of this review was reared to maturity in the beautiful capital city of Indiana, and his early educational training was secured in its public schools, including the high school. He had varied business experiences in his youth and finally became a traveling commercial salesman. He followed this vocation for many years and in the same attained to much of success and prestige. From his youth up Mr. Koehne has taken a deep interest in the cause of the Republican party, and he has been a zealous and active worker in its ranks. He served several years as market master of Indianapolis, was city treasurer for a time, and was incumbent of the responsible office of treasurer of Marion county, in which position he gave an admirable;e and pop ular administration of the fiscal affairs of the county. In 1904, Mr. Koehne was made the nominee of his party for state representative of the district, which includes the county of Marion, and in the ensuing election he rolled up a gratifying majority at the polls> He served as a member of the sixty-fourth and sixty-fifth sessions of the general assembly, and p[roved an able and effective worker, both on the floor of the senate and in the councils of the various committee to which he was assigned. He is identified with various fraternal and social organizations in his native city, and have his circle of friends is coincident with that of his acquaintances.
Greater Indianapolis : the history, the industries, the institutions, and the people of a city of homes Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1910, Dunn, Jacob Piatt pg. 1039