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Jill (Wagner) Schimpff, June 1963 and Warren Schimpff, January 1961

Jill and Warren SchimpffWarren started his career as a chemist, working to purify drinking water.  His wife Jill became a teacher from elementary school to university level, including writing, literature and English as a Second Language.  She has also written picture dictionaries and language workbooks.  Their careers took them to Sweden and California.  But Warren's great grandparents had founded Schimpff's Confectionary 125 years ago.  When the last of the relatives who had run the business died, Warren and Jill bought the company in 1990 and relocated to Jeffersonville, Indiana.  They make candy the old fashioned way, have started a related candy museum, and have been recognized for their work in bulding business and tourism in "Kentuckiana".