Biography of John F. Pelts
Columbiana County, OH

John F. Pelts, proprietor of the Madison Billiard and Bowling Alleys, East Liverpool, is a veteran of the World War. He was born at Bridgeport, Ohio, March 4, 1887, and is the son of John and Sophia (Schell) Pelts.

Both John Pelts and his wife were born in Germany and came to this country at an early age. He successfully engaged in farming during his life and died in 1895. His wife later married Henry Neininger, of East Liverpool, who died in 1905. By her first marriage she had one child, John F., the subject of this sketch. To her second marriage two children were born: Alvin, lives at Fairmont, W. Va.; and Helen, married Fred Lackeby, lives in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Neininger resides in Pittsburgh.

John F. Pelts was reared and educated in Wheeling, W. Va., and was graduated from the Ohio Valley Business College of East Liverpool, Ohio in 1907. He engaged in the grocery business for several years, later owned a restaurant, and in 1920 engaged in his present business enterprise, which is the largest of its kind in East Liverpool.

In September, 1917, Mr. Pelts volunteered for service in the World War and was attached to the 332nd Hospital Unit, 83rd Division. He served overseas for 13 months and was discharged at Camp Sherman, Aug. 9, 1919.

On Sept. 12, 1919, Mr. Pelts was united in marriage with Miss Lula Dilly, of Kentucky, and the daughter of Pleas and Lillie A. Dilly, both deceased.

Mr. Pelts is identified with the Presbyterian Church and the American Legion. He is progressive and enterprising and a substantial citizen.

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

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