Biography of George J. Doerzbach
Erie County, OH Biographies





GEORGE J. DOERZBACH. Prominent among the native born citizens of Sandusky who have spent their lives within its boundaries, aiding in every possible way the city's growth and advancement, whether relating to its social, commercial or financial interests, is George J. Doerzbach. clerk of the Erie County Board of Elections.

The youngest son of Christopher and Louise (Schweitzer) Doerzbach, he received a practical education in the public schools, in 1838 being graduated from the Sandusky High School. Beginning his active career a short time later, Mr. Doerzbach was for ten years associated with his brothers, G. William Doerzbach and Fred C. Doerzbaeh. He was subsequently identified with the music business for eight years, being in company with John F. Renner during that time. The partnership being dissolved, Mr. Doerzbaeh began writing insurance, and has continued in that line of industry ever since. For the past five years he has rendered efficient service as clerk of the board of elections, a position for whieh he is well fitted.

Mr. Doerzbach married, in 1896, Sallie Belle Rodgers, a daughter of Hazard Rodgers. She comes of honored and patriotic ancestry, being a direct descendant of a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and is a member of the Daughters of the Revolution. Mr. and Mrs. Doerzbach have one son, Roger Henry Doerzbach.

Politically Mr. Doerzbach cast his first presidential vote for Benjamin Harrison, and has since been an earnest and consistent supporter of the principles of the republican party. Active and influential in fraternal circles, he is a member of Science Lodge No. 50, Ancient, Free and Accepted Order of Masons; of Sandusky City Chapter No. 72, Royal Arch Masons; of Sandusky City Council No. 26, Royal and Select Masters; of Erie Commandery No. 23, Knights Templar; and is likewise a member of Sandusky Lodge No. 285, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of which he is past exalted ruler, and at the present writing is the secretary. His chief recreation is bowling, a health and strength giving sport in which he excels.

From:
A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio
By: Hewson L. Peeke
Assisted by a Board of Advisory Editors
The Lewis Publishing Company Chicago and New York 1916


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