Biography of H. J. Call
Allen County, OH Biographies

H. J. CALL, life and fire insurance and real estate agent, and traveling ticket agent for the Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, with headquarters at Bluffton. was born in Erie County, Ohio, July 2S. 1842; son of D. C. and Eliza (Grenolds) Call, of English descent, and natives of Vermont and New York. respectively. D. C. Call is a minister of the Disciples Church, and has lived in Allen County since 1874; of his six children H. J. is the second. Our subject received his education in the common and high schools, and at Oberlin College. During the war of the Rebellion he enlisted, in 1861, in the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, acting as Second Sergeant; was discharged in 1803, re enlisted in Company C, Seventy-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served till the war closed. He then went to Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio, and embarked in the grocery business. In 1866 he came to Bluffton, this county, and engaged in the manufacture of oil barrels, in company with J. C. Powell. Subsequently selling out his interest here, he went to Lima, where he carried on the same business; afterward returned to Bluffton, and for a time engaged in a similar pursuit, but in 1879 he commenced the insurance business, and now represents eight fire and life companies, and is also in real estate business. Since 1882 he has also been traveling ticket agent for the Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company. Mr. Call was married, in 1865, to Miss N. J., daughter of Hon. James Hogland, ex-congressman from Holmes County, Ohio. Mrs. Call is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Churck Mr. Call has served as trustee of Richland Township; is a Democrat in politics; a F. & A. M.

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