Biography of John B. Haslinger
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

JOHN BERNARD HASLINGER; junior member of firm of Haslinger & Song, general merchants at Coldwater, was born at Maria Stein, Ohio, April 26, 1872, and is a son of William and Catherine (Schmeising) Haslinger.

Mr. Haslinger received his early education at Maria Stein, and in laying the foundation for his future career in the business world he took a course in penmanship, bookkeeping, typewriting and stenography at The Coldwater Academy. After graduation he entered his father's shoe store at Maria Stein, but after a short time returned to Coldwater and became a clerk in the general store of John L. Phellis, later purchasing the business in partnership with his father. Under the new management it soon became recognized as one of the leading mercantile houses in this part of the county.

Mr. Haslinger's popularity among his acquaintances and associates was duly attested by his election as corporation treasurer, in which capacity he has served since 1894. In 1902 he was a candidate for county clerk on the Democratic ticket, but there were four candidates and he was defeated by about 200 votes. Mr. Haslinger is a member of the Catholic Church. He belongs to the Knights of St. John.

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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