Biography of J. B. Radebagh
Hancock County, OH Biographies

J. B. RADEBAGH, a member of the firm of Hissong & Radebagh, proprietors of a general store, McComb, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, October 18, 1841, son of Joseph and Mary (Bope) Radebagh, natives of Ohio and of German descent, and who came to Hancock County, Ohio, in 1842, settling on a farm in Liberty Township, where the father still resides. Of their seven children five are now living. Our subject, the eldest, received his education in the district school, remaining on the farm till 1876. He then went West for two years. In the fall of 1878 he embarked in the saddlery business at McComb, in company with J. W. Powell, but after one year sold out, and clerked in a grocery store at Benton Ridge, Blanchard Township, for twenty two months; then assisted in a similar capacity in a general store at the same place for three years. Alter clerking in that borough for several years, he carried on business there on his own account for one year; then sold out and went to Gilboa, Ohio, conducting a store there till 1882, when he came to McComb and embarked in his present business, for which his long experience eminently qualifies him. Mr. Radebagh has been twice married, first time to Lucy A. Powell, who bore him one child, Estella May. After this wife's demise he married Miss Sarah J. Saunders, by whom he has had two children, one now living, Roy E. Politically Mr. Radebagh is a Democrat. He is a member of the I. O. O. F.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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