Biography of George A. Dustman
North Central Ohio Biographies

George Alfred Dustman, who is county agricultural agent in Wayne County, is among the best known men of Wooster. He was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, the son of George S. and Christina (Barclay) Dustman.

The Dustman homestead in Mahoning County has been in the family since 1800. The father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather all were farmers on this land. The latter three are all buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio. The Dustman family originally came to the United States from Germany and lived in Washington County, Pa., before locating in Ohio. The Barclays are of Scotch descent, and lived in Canada before coming to this country.

George S. Dustman was born in Mahoning County and throughout his life has been a farmer. His wife is a native of Philadelphia. Their children are: Henry, lives at Youngstown; Robert, lives at Morgantown, W. Va.; Anna D. Holmes, lives at Youngstown; George Alfred, the subject of this sketch; Frank, lives at Youngstown; Mary D. Church, lives at Cleveland; and Paul, lives at Youngstown.

The early life of George Alfred Dustman was spent on his father's farm in Mahoning County. He attended Boardman High School in Mahoning County and is a graduate of South High School, Youngstown. He studied agriculture at Ohio State University from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Science. Before coming to Wooster as county agent in Wayne County, Mr. Dustman served as county agent in Lawrence County, Ohio.

During the World War Mr. Dustman volunteered for service in September, 1918, being discharged in June, 1920.

Mr. Dustman is a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Youngstown, and belongs to the American Legion. He is a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Shrine.

Mr. Dustman is unmarried.

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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