Biography of Owen C. Hahn
Columbiana County, OH

Owen C. Hahn is well and favorably known in Knox Township, where he is successfully engaged in farming. He was born in this township, Aug. 3, 1875, and is the son of Joseph L. and Rebecca (Haas) Hahn.

Joseph L. Hahn was born in Knox Township, Columbiana County, Jan. 23, 1839, the son of William and Mary Lentz Hahn, who settled in this county in 1807, having come here from Pennsylvania. The Hahn family is of German extraction and at an early date settled in Pennsylvania. Joseph L. Hahn followed general farming and stock raising his entire life and met with success. He died in 1913 and his wife died in 1901. They were the parents of the following children: Frank, died in 1908; Owen C., the subject of this sketch; M. W., a minister of the Church of the Brethren, lives at Greenwood, Del.; Mrs. Joan Saffell, lives in Knox Township; C. G., lives at Canton, Ohio; and Thurman, lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Owen C. Hahn spent his boyhood on his father's farm and attended the district schools. He also attended Mt. Union College and taught school for more than 30 years in the vicinity of Homeworth, Ohio. He is still engaged in that profession in connection with his farming interests.

On Dec. 22, 1898, Mr. Hahn was united in marriage with Miss Vinnie B. Stroup, a native of Knox Township, and the daughter of Rev. Eli and Lucinda (Weaver) Stroup. Mr. Stroup is deceased.

To Mr. and Mrs. Hahn was born a son, Harold A., born June 10, 1909. He is now about to enter his Sophomore year at Mt. Union College, at the age of 17.

Politically, Mr. Hahn is a Democrat and he and his family are affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. He is an energetic and industrious man, highly esteemed throughout the community.

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

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