Biography of Harry Johannes
Columbiana County, OH

Harry Johannes, druggist of East Liverpool, is among the enterprising and successful young business men of Columbiana County. He was born in this city, Oct. 28, 1898, and is the son of Stephen and Catherine (Schroeder) Johannes.

Both Stephen and Catherine Johannes are natives of Germany, the former born Dec. 26, 1869, and the latter Nov. 1, 1871. At an early date they came to this country and settled at East Liverpool where Mr. Johannes has been employed by the Homer Laughlin Pottery Company for 30 years. There are four children in the Johannes family: Harry, the subject of this sketch; Theodore, born in March, 1896, a musician, lives at home; Paul, born in May, 1900, is engaged in the confectionery business at East Liverpool, married Bessie Grimes; and Herman, born in 1906, died the following year.

Harry Johannes was educated in the public and high schools of East Liverpool and was graduated from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh in 1915. At the age of 12 years he began clerking in the Larkin Drug store here, and after completing his schooling, returned to their employ for four weeks. In July, 1915, he purchased his present business at 1214 Avondale Street from H. F. Knoll's estate. Mr. Johannes is a registered pharmacist in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania and holds membership in the Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association. He is also extensively interested in the dairy and ice cream business in East Liverpool in partnership with C. E. Adams, the firm being known as the Purity Ice Cream Company. They are wholesale and retail dealers.

Mr. Johannes was married to Miss Ocy May Crawford, who was born at Wellsville, Ohio, April 21, 1896, the daughter of Samuel W. and Margaret (Glass) Crawford. Mr. Crawford is a leading attorney of East Liverpool and his sketch appears elsewhere in this history. Mrs. Johannes attended East Liverpool High School, Western Reserve University, and was graduated as a pharmacist from the University of Pittsburgh in 1918. She is now a student in the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.

Politically, Mr. Johannes is a Democrat. He is a member of the Orchard Grove Methodist Episcopal Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge.

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

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