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Biography of Peter John Wagner

Peter John Wagner has been for many years identified with the farming enterprise of Ogden Township, and still lives in a home and on a farm that are evidence of his hard work and intelligent care. This attractive rural home is in section 18 of Ogden Township, conveniently situated by the interurban road. Mr. Wagner was born at Brownhelm in Lorain County, Ohio, a son of Berkhardt and Catherine (Hahn) Wagner. His parents were both natives of Germany. Berkhardt came to this country when twenty-seven years of age. His wife was a year and a half old when her parents crossed the ocean and found a home in America. Peter J. Wagner was one of three sons, the oldest being Charles H. and the youngest Henry Charles. The Wagner family lived in a splendid German community of Lorain County, and had many close and intimate friends there. The Wagners honored some of these good friends in naming their children, but Peter John was named for the two great apostles. The Wagners were active members of the German Reformed Church. Peter John Wagner received his education in a district school, and at the age of twenty-two he married Anna Caroline Loeffler. She was born in Illinois, a daughter of George B. Loeffler. After his marriage Mrs. Wagner’s father sent for the young couple, inviting them to come to Illinois and settle in Ogden Township. Many attractive opportunities were described, but at first the young people became very homesick and it was some time before they accommodated themselves to the comparatively new country among strangers. They began as housekeepers for Uncle...

Biographical Sketch of Albert Henry Fiebach

Fiebach, Albert Henry; lawyer; born, Brownhelm, Lorain County, O., Aug. 28. 1876: son of Peter and Sarah Leuszler Fiebach; educated, district schools, Oberlin Academy and Oberlin College; studied two years in the University of Michigan; returned to Oberlin for senior year, graduating in 1899; received degree of A. B.; received LL. B. degree from Harvard in 1902; married, Shenandoah, Ia., Nov. 30, 1905, Miss Louise June Bogart; admitted to the bar in December of 1902; since that time engaged in general law practice in Cleveland; member Chamber of Commerce; member of the benevolence committee of the Chamber; member executive committee of Legal Aid Society. and of the legal committee of the Associated...

Biographical Sketch of George H. Worthington

Worthington, George H.; merchant; born, Toronto, Can., Feb. 13, 1850; son of John and Mary Wellborn Worthington; public school and business college education; married, Mount Vernon, O., in February, 1878, Mrs. Hannah L. Weaver; worked in a wholesale grocery store in Canada for three years; came to United States to take charge of his fathers interests as contractor in building the Southern Central R. R., in New York State; then went to Brownhelm, O., and worked for his father and brother in operating a stone quarry; in 1873, admitted to the firm which later became the Cleveland Stone Co.; became pres. of the Berea & Huron Stone Co.; promotor and organizer of the Beeman Chemical Co.; pres. the American Chicle Co.; pres. the following: Union National Bank, Cleveland, American Chicle Co. of New York, The American Dynalite Co., Cleveland, Underwriters Land Co., Missouri, The Cleveland Stone Co., The Perry-Mathews-Buskirk Stone Co., Bedford Stone & R. R. Co., Indiana; director, The Guardian Savings & Trust Co., The Chamberlain Cartridge & Target Co., Interurban Railway & Terminal Co., The Cincinnati Trust Co., The Columbus Gas & Electric Co., and the Southwestern Ohio Traction Co.; also interested in zinc and lead mines in Missouri; 32d degree Mason since 1876; charter member Lake Erie Consistory and Al Koran Temple of the Mystic Shrine; member Union, Euclid, Cleveland Yacht, Country and Roadside Clubs, Cleveland, and the New York Yacht Clubs; commodore of the Cleveland Yacht Club; owner the “Pricillia”; has the greatest collection of stamps in America and one of the three greatest in the...

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