JOHN JACOB BOLLENBACHER, JR., treasurer of Liberty township, is One of the substantial farmers of this locality.
He owns a fine farm of 8o acres in section 12, on which he resides, and other tracts in the township, his total
possessions aggregating 200 acres. He was born in Liberty township, Mercer County, Ohio, July 28, 1863, and is
a son of Adam and Christina (Koch) Bollenbacher, both natives of Germany.
Adam Bollenbacher accompanied his parents to America when about 12 years of age and the family has resided in Liberty
township ever since, always maintaining its honorable standing. Our subject's grandfather, George Bollenbacher,
was one of the best known pioneers of this township. Adam Bollenhacher, the father, was an extensive farmer and
stock raiser. His death occurred in April 24, 1901. The mother of our subject, who is now in her 63rd year, resides
in Liberty township. Of a large family of children, nine survive, as follows: John Jacob, of this sketch; George,
of Liberty township; Adam, of Van Wert County; Andrew and Charles, of Liberty township; Mary H., wife of Theodore
Baker; of Black Creek township; Christina Caroline, wife of John J. Deitsch, of Liberty township; Frederick Joseph,
of Liberty township; and Amos B., of Black Creek township.
John J. Bollenbacher was reared to man's estate in Liberty township and obtained his education in the public schools.
His life has been mainly devoted to agricultural pursuits and he is one of the enterprising and representative
farmers of the township.
On March 11, 1888, Mr. Bollenbacher was married to Effie B. Strobel, who was born in Liberty township, Mercer County,
Ohio, and is a daughter of the late Peter Strobel. Mrs. Strobel, who is 8o years of age, resides with her daughter,
In politics, Mr. Bollenbacher is a stanch Democrat. He assumed the duties of his present office on January I, 1906,
and has become a very popular official. Both he and his wife are members of the Evangelical Association.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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