Charles G. Patzer, cashier of the Grove City Savings Bank, ranks among the highly esteemed business men of Franklin
County. He was born in Pleasant Township, Franklin County, May 6, 1873, the son of Anton and Caroline (Ziegenspeck)
Anton Patzer was born in Germany and came to this country in the early days, locating in Franklin County, Ohio,
where he engaged in farming and stock raising. He was the owner of 111 acres of well improved land. He was born
December 12, 1838, and died March 25, 1923. He was one of the organizers and a devout member of St. John's Lutheran
Church, and held many church offices. His wife, who was also a native of Germany, born November 19, 1841, died
June 15, 1926. They were the parents of seven children: Theodore, farmer, Grove City; Mary, married Benjamin Rensch,
of Jackson Township; Caroline, married Charles Jenny, Pleasant Township; Emelie, married Ernest Willing, Jackson
Township; Charles G., the subject of this sketch; Emma, deceased, was the wife of Carl Willer t; and Pauline, married
Otto Emmelhainz, of Pleasant Township.
Charles G. Patzer spent his boyhood on his father's farm and attended the public schools, and Capital University,
for one year. He began his business career as bookkeeper and collector for the Cable Piano Company, at Cincinnati.
In 1905 he returned to Columbus and held a similar position with the Wilkin-Redman Company. In 1918 he left that
organization to enter the Grove City Savings Bank as cashier, and has filled that position now for twelve years.
He served as city clerk of Grove City for eight years, and is now treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce, and financial
secretary of the Grove City Farmers' Protective Association.
On July 22, 1900, Mr. Patzer married Miss Mary Mayer, daughter of Gotthilf and Marie (Stilts) Mayer, natives of
Germany, and early settlers of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where Mrs. Patzer was reared. To Mr. and Mrs. Patzer four children
were born: Harry, married Loa Wheaton, lives in Columbus and they have two children, Betty Lou and Richard; Helen;
Ruth; and Marie, all at home. Ruth married Elvin Ferguson and they have a son, Donald Lee.
Mr. Patzer and his family are members of the Lutheran Church. He has been a member of the choir since he was a
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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