Biography of John M. Schlosser
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

JOHN M. SCHLOSSER, attorney at law, at Celina, and a representative citizen, was born in Marion township, Mercer County, Ohio, in 1859, and is a son of the late John Schlosser.

Frantz A. Schlosser, the grandfather of J. M. Schlosser, was the fourth earliest settler in Marion township. He was a soldier under Napoleon in the Napoleonic wars, also served in the War of 1812, and later settled in this section of Ohio. The late John Schlosser was a merchant at Carthagena, Ohio, for a long period and also postmaster. He was born and reared in Mercer County and was one of its prominent men.

John M. Schlosser was reared in Marion township and was educated first in the local schools, later at St. Charles Seminary and spent two years at Carthagena. For some eight years he taught school throughout the county, then went to Valparaiso, Indiana, where he became a student of law and in 1890 was graduated from the law department of the University of Indiana. He was admitted to the bar in Indiana in the same year, but came immediately to Ohio and in 1891 was admitted to the Ohio bar and located at Celina. Here Mr. Schlosser has been actively engaged in practice ever since, gaining and athaintaining, a foremost position in his profession. He is serving in the office of justice of the peace.

On November 26, 1901, Mr. Schlosser was married to Theresa C. Schaefferling, of Piqua, Ohio. A daughter, Juanita Maria, was born to them on the 10th of November, 1906.

Mr. Schlosser has business interests at Celina, outside of his profession, and is a stockholder in the First National Bank. He is serving as deputy State supervisor of elections.

Mr. Schlosser was reared in the faith of the Catholic Church. He has long been very active in its various social and benevolent organizations and is a member of the Knights of St. John and of St. Joseph's Aid Society.

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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