Biography of John C. Bartell
North Central Ohio Biographies

John C. Bartell, who is widely known throughout North Central Ohio as auditor of Wayne County, is a native of Wooster, where he resides. He was born Aug. 22, 1896, the son of Cyrus and Emma Bartell.

Cyrus Bartell, a native of Ohio, died in 1898, and is buried in Wooster. His widow was born at Apple Creek, Wayne County, and resides in Wooster. They were the parents of four children.

John C. Bartell attended the public schools of Wooster and was graduated from Wooster High School in 1917. His first employment was with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company at Akron. Later he was employed in the Wooster plant of the Kelly Springfield Tire Company as a tire builder. He then went with the East Ohio Gas Company. In 1926 Mr. Bartell was elected auditor of Wayne County, and has held that office continuously since that date.

During the World War Mr. Bartell volunteered for service in August, 1918, and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. He was later located at Camp Knox, where he was discharged Dec. 26, 1918, with the rank of sergeant. He was a member of Battery A, 59th Field Artillery.

Mr. Bartell holds membership in the Presbyterian Church and belongs to Ebenezer Lodge, No. 33, F. & A. M., of Wooster, and Canton Lodge of Perfection, Mystic Council; Brenton Chapter of Rose Croix; Wooster Chapter No. 27, Wooster Council No. 13, Wooster Commandery, No. 48, K. T., York Rite; and Lake Erie Consistory, Scottish Rite, 32nd degree; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Elks Lodge, and American Legion. He also belongs to the Wooster Country Club, Lions Club, and Wooster Board of Trade.

Mr. Bartell is unmarried. He lives with his mother at 409 North Walnut Street.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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