Biography of S. R. Koemeich
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

S. R. Koemeich, who is successfully engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Salem, ranks among the substantial citizens of Columbiana County. He was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, Jan. 22, 1863, and is the son of Eliah and Mary (Busch) Koemeich.

Eliah Koemeich was a farmer during his active career. He was born in Mahoning County and died in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1914. His wife died in 1911 and they are buried in Buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Koemeich were the parents of the following children: Mary Ellen, John and William, all deceased; Mrs. Eliah Hamburg, lives in Mahoning County, Ohio; S. R., the subject of this sketch; Laura Measmer, lives in Youngstown, Ohio; and Lydia Fink, lives in Youngstown, Ohio.

S. R. Koemeich was reared and educated in Mahoning County and for several years engaged in general farming. He learned the painter's trade and after a short time engaged in the shoe business as a road representative for the Fielbrich, Fox & Hilcom Shoe Company of Racine, Wis. He retired from this business in April, 1924, and has since conducted a general real estate and insurance business in Salem, having purchased the business of Mr. McKinley.

Mr. Koemeich was married to Miss Lizzie Astry, of Franklin Square, Columbiana County, the daughter of William and Mary Astry, both deceased. To them two sons have been born: Lester, a salesman with the Deming Pump Manufacturing Company, Salem, married a Miss Gilson, and they have three children, Mary Elizabeth, Virginia Louise and Gilson Robert; and Frederick William, identified with the Ford Motor Company, Salem, married Miss Minnie A. Scheeler, of Salem.

Politically, Mr. Koemeich is a Democrat and he is a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Shrine. He is a reliable citizen and merits the esteem in which he is held in the community.

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

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