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Biographical Sketch of August J. Hirstius

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Hirstius, August J.; ex-sheriff of Cuyahoga County; born, Cleveland, 1875; son of Jacob H. Hirstius; educated, public schools; married, 1896, Miss Anna Bente of Cleveland; issue, one son, Sherwood; cash boy for E. I. Baldwin, Hatch & Co.; with G. H. Lyttle, wall paper business: remained ten years; two years clerk for the County Board of Reviews; two terms member of City Council, from 12th Ward; active in bringing about the first referendum campaign in the State of Ohio on the street railroad franchise; secured first appropriation for children’s play grounds; elected sheriff in 1908; member German Zion Lutheran Church, Eagles, Major Cramer Camp United Spanish War Veterans; member Tippecanoe and Western Reserve Republican Clubs.

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