Biography of John Zollinger
Miami County, Ohio Biographies





JOHN ZOLLINGER, grocer, Piqua, Mr. Zollinger, a native of Ohio, was born in Perry Co. in 1811; his youth was spent on a farm. He married, in 1836, Miss Susan Whitmore, who was also a native and resident of the same vicinity in Perry Co. Mr. Zollinger continued farming about one year after his marriage, then removed to Licking Co., with a view of conducting a tannery; not finding that business agreeable to him, he sold his interest and engaged in the grocery trade; he came to Piqua in 1848, and the grocery house of John Zollinger has been a leading and reliable house ever since; he has had in the meantime several partners; Samuel Zollinger, his oldest son, is now a partner, the style of the firm being J. Zollinger & Son; they are located at the southeast corner of Main and Green streets, where they carry a full stock, and are doing a successful business; Mr. Zollinger has now been identified with the business of Piqua thirty two years, and is one of the most substantial and respected of its citizens; his residence is a fine property, located at the northwest corner of Ash and Broadway streets; he has a family of our children - two sons and two daughters; Samuel, a partner, and William, an assistant, in the store; Mary, now Mrs. Dr. Noup, of Dallas, Darke Co., and Matilda.

From:
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880


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