Biography of Harry S. Mesloh
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Harry S. Mesloh, who is successfully engaged in the insurance business in Columbus, with offices at 180 North High Street, is a native of Ohio. He was born at New Bremen, in May, 1883, the son of J. H. and Wilhelmina Boesel Mesloh.

J. H. Mesloh was born at New Bremen, Ohio, in 1843. He was interested in the insurance business for a number of years and was secretary of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Association. He was elected a member of the Ohio Legislature in 1874 serving two terms, and throughout his life took an active part in politics. He died in 1919 and his wife died during the same year.

Harry S. Mesloh was reared and educated at New Bremen. He spent some time at Springfield, Ohio, and also lived at Rochester, New York. In 1911 he came to Columbus as a dairy food inspector for the state of Ohio and was later appointed chief dairy inspector in which capacity he served for a period of eight years. In 1923 he became interested in the general insurance business as a local representative of the United Firemen's Insurance Company, Harmonia Fire Insurance Company, Phoenix Indemnity Company, Detroit Fidelity & Surety Company, and Atlas Casualty Company. He also represents several other important companies.

In 1916 Mr. Mesloh was united in marriage with Miss Lula B. Werner, of Delphos, Ohio. They have a daughter Lula Mina, born in November, 1917. Mrs. Mesloh takes an active part in church work and is also interested in the Parent Teacher movement in Columbus She is a member of the Eastern Star.

Mr. Mesloh is affiliated with the University Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, York Chapter, York Council, Columbus Commandery and Scioto Consistory.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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