Biography of A. J. St. John
Allen County, OH Biographies

A. J, ST. JOHN, manufacturer, Bluffton, was born in Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y., August 20, 1836; son of Smith and Emily (Handford) St. John, natives of Connecticut. and of English descent, former a farmer. Our subject was reared on the farm, receiving a common school education. At seventeen years of age he commenced the manufacture of oars and handles in Ashtabula County, Ohio, where he remained till 1863, when he went to Logansport, Ind., and here he engaged in the manufacture of walnut lumber for two years. He then bought a tract comprising 300 acres of land in Warren County, Penn., and after working the timber into lumber went to Erie City, Penn., where he bought a planing mill which he operated ti]l 1879. In 1881 he came to Lima, Ohio, and same year moved to Bluffton and erected his present mill, where he employs about twenty men the year round. In 1884 he manufactured and shipped 40,000 sucker rods for oil wells, also 200,000 fork and hoe handles. Mr. St. John owns 400 acres of land in Ohio, besides his manufacturing establishment, and a substantial residence on Main Street in Bluffton. Politically he is a Democrat, and in politics as well as in business he is outspoken and pronounced. He was united in marriage, in 1862, with Miss Helen Trimmer of Ashtabala County, Ohio, of English decent, and to this union were horn three children, two sons and a daughter: Guy, Zoe and Mac.

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