Biography of John E. Bauknecht
Columbiana County, OH

John E. Bauknecht. Among the most capable of the younger attorneys of East Palestine is John E. Bauknecht. He was born at Bridgeport, Ohio, April 6, 1897, and is a son of C. G. and Catherine F. (Waitner) Bauknecht.

C. G. Bauknecht was born at Wurtemburg, Germany, as was also his wife. She died May 14, 1922, and is buried at Martin's Ferry, Ohio. Mr. Bauknecht, who now lives retired at Martin's Ferry, was a farmer and dairyman during his active business career. Mr. and Mrs. Bauknecht were the parents of four children: Edward M., deceased; William A., lives in Steubenville, Ohio; and Walter C., lives at Bellaire, Ohio and John E., the subject of this sketch.

John E. Bauknecht attended the public and high schools of Martin's Ferry and after the study of law at Ohio Northern University, from where he was graduated in 1922, he was admitted to the bar July 9, 1922, and on Aug. 7, 1922, opened his law office in East Palestine. In November, 1923 he was elected city solicitor, and reelected November, 1925, and on Jan. 1, 1925, was appointed assistant county prosecutor for Columbiana County, which office he now holds.

On July 27, 1922, Mr. Bauknecht was married at Steubenville, Ohio, to Miss Merle L. Springer, a daughter of Thomas and Louise (Fowler) Springer, natives of Martin's Ferry, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Bauknecht have a daughter, Virginia L., born in 1924.

During the World War Mr. Baukneeht served in Battery C, 31st Regiment C. A. C., but was not overseas. He is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to the American Legion, Knights of Pythias, Masonic Lodge, and Delta Theta Phi Law fraternity.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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