John C. Strahm, who conducts a general merchandise business in Hanover Township, is a leading citizen of the
community and a member of a family that has long been identified with Columbiana County. He was born in Hanover
Township, Columbiana County, July 25, 1887, and is the son of Francis M. and Margaret (Keitzer) Strahm.
Francis M. Strahm was born in Butler Township, Columbiana County, July 7, 1861, and is the son of Charles Strahm,
who came to this county from Pennsylvania during the early days and settled on land in Butler Township. Francis
M. Strahm has always been interested in general farming and stock raising and operates 106 acres of land. His wife
was born at New Chambersburg, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1861. They have two children: Ora May Wilkinson, lives in Butler Township,
Columbiana County; and John C., the subject of this sketch.
John C. Strahm grew up in Hanover Township and when a young man engaged in general farming with his father. He
later entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad, with whom he remained for eight years. He engaged in general
farming for several years and in 1924 purchased his present business from Carle & Carle. It is located at New
On Jan. 25, 1912, Mr. Strahm was married to Miss Nellie Louden, of Hanover Township, the daughter of Robert and
Emma (Young) Louden. Mr. Louden was born in Wayne Township, Columbiana County, April 28, 1858, and died Oct. 19,
1919. His wife resides in Hanover Township. To Mr. and Mrs. Strahm three daughters were born: Bernice Pauline,
born July 3, 1913; Thelma May, born Nov. 27, 1916; and Maxine Luceille, born Sept. 25, 1918.
Mr. Strahm is a member of the Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge, and is a Democrat.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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