Biography of Jno. Stamm
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Jno. Stamm, a substantial and well known citizen of East Liverpool, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 29, 1859, and is the son of Valentine and Catherine Stamm.

Both Valentine Stamm and his wife were natives of Germany. They were orphans and came to this country on the same boat, making the trip with relatives when they were 10 and 8 years of age respectively. He died in 1888 and she died in 1924 at the age of 97 years. Mr. and Mrs. Stamm were the parents of the following children: Elizabeth and Mary, deceased; Katherine, married Nicholas Reuhl, lives in Alabama; Jno., the subject of this sketch; Henry, deceased; Gus, lives in California; and William, lives in Chicago.

Jno. Stamm attended the public schools of Cincinnati and has lived in East Liverpool since 1878. He was employed by the Goodwin Pottery Company, the Dresden Pottery Company, and the Union Pottery Company, having charge of the decorating kilns in the latter plant. He also served as general manager. His next position was as general manager of the National China Company, where he remained 12 years. He was then employed by the Croxall Chemical & Supply Company as a salesman and since 1918 has served as sales manager of the Ohio Silica Company.

In 1883 Mr. Stamm was married to Miss Ella Andrews, of Mechanicstown, Ohio, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Andrews, both deceased. Mrs. Stamm died in June, 1922. To Mr. and Mrs. Stamm were born the following children: Innis L Stamm, chief engineer for Middle States Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio, is a veteran of the World War, having served in the aviation corps; J. B. K. Stamm, a railroad engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad, lives at Wellsville, Ohio, also served in the World War as an engineer; Catherine, deceased, was the wife of J. W. McCain, and they had three children, John, Catherine and Robert, all living at Rochester, Pa.; Elizabeth, a graduate nurse of Bellevue Hospital, lives in Pittsburgh; and Gypsy, deceased, was the wife of Frank Zaring, who lives in East Liverpool.

Mr. Stamm is a Republican, and has served as city treasurer and a member of the board of education. He is a member of the Second Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge, being a 32nd degree Mason, and a life member of the Al Koran Shrine, Cleveland. He is identified with the Improved Order of Red Men, Past Sachem Iriquois Tribe No. 40, Past Great Sachem of the State of Ohio. He represented the state for this order for 16 years and was the youngest Great Sachem the State of Ohio ever had.

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

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