Biography of Joseph F. Woerther
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Joseph F. Woerther is a substantial business man of Salem, where he is proprietor and owner of the Woerther Brass Foundry. He was born at Canal Dover, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1890, the son of George and Theresa (Schmidt) Woerther.

George Woerther was born in Germany in 1861 and his wife was born there in 1860. At the age of 28 years he migrated to this country and settled in Ohio, where he followed his trade as a cabinet maker. He spent 28 years in the employ of the Mullins Body Corporation of Salem and died here in 1924. His wife lives in Salem. To Mr. and Mrs. Woerther were born six children, as follows: George J., lives in Salem; Joseph F., the subject of this sketch; Mary, lives in Salem; Frederick, lives in Salem; Walter, address unknown; and Helen, at home with her mother.

After completing his schooling at Salem, Joseph F. Woerther learned the moulder's trade, which he followed until 1920, at which time he established his present business. He makes a specialty of brass, bronze and aluminum castings and has a well equipped foundry.

On April 24, 1916, Mr. Woerther was united in marriage with Miss Lillian Tardiff, of Ludington, Mich., the daughter of Elizabeth Tardiff, now deceased. They have a daughter, Gladys.

Mr. Woerther and his family are members of the Catholic Church and are well and favorably known in their community.

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

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