Biography of George E. Asling
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

GEORGE E. ASLING. The Asling family is one that has for many years been well known in the Berea community of Cuyahoga County, both in a business way and in connection with public affairs. George E. Asling has given cwer thirty years of service to the County of Cuyahoga in the auditor's office.

He was born at Berea, son of John E. Asling and a grandson of Edward Asling. Edward Asling was born in Ontario, Canada, of English ancestry, was a farmer, and spent his last years at Saint Field in Ontario. John E. Asling was born at Saint Field, Ontario, in 1850, was educated in public schools, and when thirteen years of age began an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's trade. He had great natural talent as a mechanic, and in a short time had become known as an expert horseshoer and worker in iron. He was twenty years of age when he came to Ohio and located at Berea, where he soon opened a blacksmith shop. The class of work performed attracted the owners of fine horses, and he did a flourishing business. He had an expert judgment on all the points of a horse, and this talent led him into dealing in high class driving horses. He trained many trotters and pacers, and in his dealings in draft horses imported Clydesdales direct from Scotland. He was one of the best known horsemen in Northern Ohio, and his death, in July, 1923, occurred while he was at the race track. He was prominent in public affairs, serving as a member of the Board of Education and City Council at Berea, as township treasurer, as deputy sheriff, and as a member of the Board of County Commissioners.

John E. Asling married Cora Lane, who is still living at Berea, where she was born. Her father, Warren Lane, was a native of Connecticut and an early settler in Cuyahoga County, being for many years engaged in the mercantile business at Berea. John E. Asling and wife reared five children: George E.; Eva B.; Mayme, wife of Rev. George Schaibly, of Kansas City, Missouri; Dorothy, wife of A. W. Oatman, of Medina, Ohio; and Leland S., who. is secretary of the Ford McCaslin Company of Cleveland.

George E. Asling was reared in Berea, finished the course of the grammar and high schools there, and had some employment as an accountant with different firms. In 1893 he was appointed deputy auditor for Cuyahoga County, and has ever since given quiet, efficient and thorough service to that department of the county government.

He married, in 1902, Miss Louise Klink, a native of Berea and a daughter of John G. Klink. They have two daughters, named Ruth and Maxine. Mr. Asling is affiliated with the Berea Lodge of Masons, Berea Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, is a member of the Cleveland Real Estate -Board, the Cleveland City Club, the Citizens League and the Ohio Tax Association.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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