Biography of John C. Hephner
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

John C. Hephner, who ranks among the prominent pioneer merchants of Leetonia, is a native of Columbiana County. He was born at Lisbon, Dec. 15, 1861, and is a son of Henry and Lucretia (Neigh) Heplmer.

Henry Hephner, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born at Lisbon in 1837, the son of John Hephner, who was born at Hephner Hollow, near Lisbon. Henry Hephner was a tailor by trade and for 25 years engaged in business at Lisbon. He removed to Leetonia in 1883, where he died in 1912. His wife, a native of Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, died in 1909. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Nancy Neigh, pioneers of Columbiana County. To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hephner were born six children as follows: Mary L., the widow of U. S. Noid, lives at Leetonia; J. C., the subject of this sketch; Harry L., died in 1917; Albert F., lives in Leetonia; William, died in 1918; and Anna F., lives at Leetonia.

J. C. Hephner was educated in the schools of Lisbon and Leetonia and was 20 years of age when he established his present business, 44 years ago. Mr. Hephner carries on a general mercantile business and has a well established trade.

In 1907 Mr. Hephner was married to Miss Anna Shea, the daughter of Flerence and Margaret (Welch) Shea. They have no children.

Mr. Hephner is a Republican and has a wide acquaintance in the community where he has spent his entire life.

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

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