Biography of H. A. Greiner
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

H. A. Greiner, secretary and treasurer of the Buckeye Engine Company, is among the enterprising and successful business men of Salem. He was born in this city, Aug. 14, 1875, and is the son of Joseph 0. and Adella J. (Campbell) Greiner.

For more than three quarters of a century the name of Greiner has been connected with the banking and financial interests of Columbiana County, where it has always stood for business integrity and personal worth. Joseph O. Greiner is the son of the late Hiram Greiner, who was the founder of the banking house at Salem whiéh so long bore his name. The private bank of Thomas & Greiner was started on Jan. 1, 1853. On Jan. 1, 1871, Jos. O. Greiner entered the firm and the name was changed to H. Greiner & Son. Hiram Greiner died Nov. 6, 1874. His son, Joseph O., is one of the prominent citizens and leading financiers of Columbiana County. For many years he has been identified with the Citizens Savings Bank of Salem and is now serving as president of that institution.

H. A. Greiner attended the public schools of Salem and was graduated from the New York Military Academy at Cornwall on the Hudson. He then became connected with H. Greiner & Son and later with The Citizens Savings Bank and in April, 1911, resigned his position as cashier to accept his present position of secretary and treasurer of the Buckeye Engine Company.

In 1920 the plant, buildings and equipment were sold to the E. W. Bliss Company of Brooklyn, N. Y. The officers of the Buckeye Engine Company are: E. S. Griffiths, Cleveland, president; H. H. Pinney, Cleveland, vice president; and H. A. Greiner, secretary and treasurer. The directors are: E. S. Griffiths, H. H. Pinney, H. A. Greiner, C. B. Hunt and C. H. Force.

On Sept 9, 1903, Mr. Greiner was united in marriage with Miss Helen Boone, a native of Salem, and the daughter of Charles and Hannah (Lee) Boone, prominent citizens of this section. They have two sons: Hiram Boone, born Feb. 26, 1907, a student at Culver Military Academy; and Joseph Charles, born Sept. 2, 1912.

Mr. Greiner is a Republican, is identified with the Masonic and Elks lodges, and belongs to the Rotary Club of Salem, the Salem Country and Salem Golf clubs. He is widely and favorably known throughout Columbiana County.

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

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