Biography of Joseph A. Bayer
North Central Ohio Biographies

Joseph A. Bayer. Prominent among the younger attorneys of Mansfield is Joseph A. Bayer, who has offices at 94 1/2 North Main Street. He was born in Deutsch Stamora, Austria-Hungary, Oct. 24, 1896, the son of Jacob and Magdalene (Egner) Bayer.

Jacob Bayer was born at Moravitza, Austria-Hungary, now Serbia. He was a civil and railroad engineer and died at Klopodia, Austria-Hungary, now Roumania, in 1902. His widow, born at Gross Zsam, Austria-Hungary, now Roumania, resides at Mansfield. Their children were: Martin, identified with the Mansfield Tire & Rubber Company, Mansfield; John, deceased; Barbara, married Lorenz Jerger, lives at Mansfield; and Joseph A., the subject of this sketch.

In early boyhood Joseph A. Bayer removed to Wersetz, Austria-Hungary, now Serbia, with his parents, and received his education at that place. He came to the United States with his mother in 1911 and completed his schooling in Mansfield, as a student for one year at St. Peter's parochial school, and two years at Mansfield High School, being graduated from the latter in 1914. He spent the next two years as a machinist with the Roderick Lean Manufacturing Company, and then became associated with Anton Reiser, local contractor. His next connection was with the Mansfield Tire & Rubber Company as assistant master mechanic, and he later returned to the Roderick Lean Manufacturing Company as assistant traffic manager. Mr. Bayer spent some time as cashier of the Ohio Textile Products Company, and was assistant manager of the Constance Lumber Company, now the Home Materials Company. During these years he had registered with the Supreme Court of Ohio and read law in the office of attorney George W. Biddle, of Mansfield. He was admitted to the Ohio bar, Jan. 26, 1924, and on Feb. 21, 1925, to the Federal Courts. Mr. Bayer was also admitted to the Michigan State Courts, Oct. 8, 1929.

Mr. Bayer has a daughter, Helen, who resides with her father.

Politically, Mr. Bayer is a Democrat. He is an active member of the Richland County, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations.

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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