Gormsen, James; manufacturer; born, Fyn, Denmark, Oct. 6, 1870; son of John and Christina Jensen Gormsen; common school education; married, Cleveland, Dec. 15, 1894, Anna Louise Carlson; issue, Ray, born Dec. 30, 1903, and Hilda, born Sept. 14, 1899; Republican Councilman in Lakewood for four years; blacksmith business for fourteen years, and hardware business for one and one-half years; his business, as it stands today, is hand made harness and repairing; dealer in implements, vehicles, horsemen’s supplies, gas engines, auto wagons; in April, a year ago he added a furniture dept., which met a long-felt want of the community; he has a very large trade from the farmers, being born on a farm, and meeting so many agriculturists in his business he is positive that he understands their needs; Ohio is a great agricultural state, he believes the farmer of today has advantages never dreamed of by former generations and that any business which can meet the needs of the farmer is sure to be successful; his house is recognized and patronized by the best farmers in Cuyahoga County; member Masons, Lakewood Lodge, Foresters, and Danish Brotherhood.