Biography of George L. Bolesky
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George Louis Bolesky. Numbered among the substantial citizens of Mansfield is George Louis Bolesky, who is serving as councilman from the Fifth Ward. He was born in this city, Jan. 27, 1891, the son of Charles and Amelia (Kern) Bolesky.

Charles Bolesky and his wife were born in Germany. He settled first at Galveston, Texas, where he was employed by the Anheuser Busch Brewing Company. Later, he came to Mansfield and spent many years in the employ of the Humphrey Manufacturing Company. He retired in 1920 and died three years later. Mr. Bolesky was a Democrat, a member of the German Lutheran Church, and belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. There were seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Bolesky, as follows: William F., lives at Detroit, Mich.; Anna, married William Hipp, lives at Mansfield; John, lives at Mansfield; Frank, lives at Columbus, Ohio; Emma, married A. A. Bellore, lives at Mansfield; George Louis, the subject of this sketch; and Bertha, married Ralph Rook, lives at Mansfield. He is deceased.

The education of George Louis Bolesky was received in the public schools of Mansfield, and as a young man he learned the core maker's trade with the Humphrey Manufacturing Company. He later went as a moulder with the Barnes Manufacturing Company and Triumph Valve Company, and subsequently became a foreman with the Thiery & Kendrick Manufacturing Company at Detroit, Mich. He resigned in 1918 and returned to Mansfield, where he became associated with the Ohio Realty Company as a salesman. He was connected with this firm until 1925, and since that time has been in the employ of the Buckeye Tempered Copper & Brass Company.

In 1925 Mr. Bolesky married Miss Emma Tallut, the daughter of Frank Tallut, of Athens, Ohio. By a former marriage Mr. Bolesky has three daughters: Lucille Marie, married Kenneth Hill, lives at Detroit, Mich., and they have a daughter, Mary Lou; Lillian Mae and Bertha Jean, both live at Detroit, Mich.

Politically, Mr. Bolesky is a Democrat. He was elected to the office of councilman from the Fifth Ward, Mansfield, in November, 1929, and assumed office Jan. 1, 1930. He is a member of the streets and utilities committees and chairman of the claims committee.

Mr. Bolesky is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

From:
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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