Biography of George Bollenbacher, Jr.
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

GEORGE BOLLENBACHER, JR., a representative farmer and stockman of Liberty township, where he owns a well cultivated farm of 120 acres, was born September 19, 1864, in Liberty township, Mercer County, Ohio, and is a son of Adam and Christina (Koch) Bollenbacher, who were natives of Germany.

Adam Bollenbacher came to Mercer County with his parents when about 12 years of age, his father, George Bollenbacher, being one of the pioneer settlers. Both the grandfather and the father of our subject were men of sterling worth and led busy agricultural lives in Liberty township as long as they lived. They were Democrats in politics and the family has always been identified religiously with the Evangelical Association. The mother of our subject owns a 60 acre farm in Liberty township, but resides with her son, Frederick Joseph Bollenbacher, on the home farm. Of the large family born to the parents of George Bollenbacher, nine survive and he is the second in. order of birth.

George Bollenbacher, Jr., was reared on his father's farm in Liberty township, and was educated in the schools of District No. 3. He has always. given his attention to agriculture and has the reputation of being one of the most successful farmers of his locality. In 1889 he settled on his present farm, which shows the effects of careful cultivation. He engages in general farming and raises a great deal of first class stock.

On April 22, 1888, Mr. Bollenbacher was married to Caroline Miller, a daughter of. Philip Miller, of Van Wert County, and they have five children, namely: Walter; Tona B., Clarence W., George E. and Nora R. The members of the family belong to the Evangelical Association.

Mr. Bollenbachér has always been a Democrat but has accepted no office other than that of school director of District No. and has been a useful member of this School Board for some time. He stands well with his neighbors and enjoys the confidence and respect of all who know him, making no great show of public spirit, but being always ready to help along public improvements when they are needed.

The children of George Bollenbacher are all anxious to secure goods educations. The oldest, Walter, who finished the common school course, has been a student at the Rockford High School for two years past. The other children are attending school in District No. 1.

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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