Biography of Andrew Bollenbacher
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

ANDREW BOLLENBACHER, a prosperous farmer and stock raiser of Liberty township, residing on his valuable farm of 80 acres in section 12, belongs to an old pioneer family of this locality, which has many substantial representatives in Mercer County. Our subject was born September 2, 1868, in Liberty township, Mercer County, Ohio, and is a son of Adam and Christina (Koch) Bollenbacher.

The Bollenbacher family originated in Germany and was founded in Mercer County by George Bollenbacher, the grandfather of our subject. Adam Bollenbacher, the father, was also born in Germany, but spent the greater part of his life in Liberty township, where he became a large farmer and honored citizen. His death took place April 25, 1901, and in that event Liberty township lost a citizen of more than usual worth. He had done much to develope its agricultural resources and had lived an exemplary, worthy life. In politics he was a Democrat. He was a member and a liberal supporter of the Evangelical Association. His widow, who still survives, resides in Liberty township and is a lady who is worthy of the esteem and affection in which she is held.

Andy Bollenbaeher was reared on his father's farm and obtained his education in the district schools. His life has been mainly devoted to agricultural pursuits and the excellent condition of his farm testifies to the interest he takes in its management.

On April 27, 1893, Mr. Bollenbaeher was married to Catherine Ceilinger, who was born in Germany and when two years old was brought by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth (Kunclinger) Ceilinger, to America. They settled in Liberty township, Mercer County, Ohio, where she was reared; later they removed to Muncie, Indiana, where they are still living. Mr. and Mrs. Bollenhacher have seven children, as follows: Elmer E., Romy G., Lolie E., Henry S., Eda C., Victor and Ralph.

Politically Mr. Bollenbacher is identified with the Democratic party. Although not actively interested in politics, he is a citizen who takes a thoughful interest in public affairs and gives hearty support to movements calculated to improve the public schools.

History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois

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