WALTER J. MERSMAN, vice president and superintendent of The Mersman Bros., Brandts Company, of Celina, was born
at Kendallville, Indiana, May 15, 1876, and secured his education in the schools at LaGrange, Indiana, and Ottoville
Ohio. He is a son of J. B. and Mary (Maag) Merman, the former a native of Putnam County, Ohio, who is now engaged
in a lumber and sawmill business in Arkansas. He became thoroughly conversant in the saw and planing mill business
at Ottoville under his father and was a practical man in the business when, with his brother, Edward H. Mersman,
and Henry Lennartz, he purchased the dining table manufacturing business of his father in 1900. He has charge of
the factory as superintendent.
Mr. Mersman was married on June 5, 1900, to Elizabeth Miller, of Ottoville, Ohio. They have two children - a son,
Cyril, and a daughter, Margaret. Mr. and Mrs. Mersman are members of the Catholic Church. In politics the subject
of this sketch is a Democrat.
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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