Biography of Margaret K. Fildner
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Margaret K. Feldner. One of the leading professional women of Richland County is Margaret K. Feldner, who is founder of the Modern Business School & Position Unit, at Mansfield. She was born in this city, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Huetter) Feldner.

John Feidner was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and his wife was born in Saxony, Germany. Both came to the United States in early life and settled at Baltimore, Md. Mr. Feidner was a tailor by trade and for a number of years followed his trade at Ashland, Ohio. Later, he lived at Mansfield and became a progressive business man of this city. He died in 1881 and his wife died in 1913. Both are buried at Mansfield. Mr. Feldner was a Democrat, an active member of the German Reform Church, and belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. There were 12 children in the Feldner. family, four of whom survive: George, retired, lives at Grand Rapids, Mich.; Minnie, deceased, was the wife of William McCullough; Ida, married George Uhlich, lives at Mansfield; and Margaret K., the subject of this sketch.

Margaret K. Feldner is a graduate of Mansfield High School, attended Ypsilanti Normal School, Ypsilanti, Mich., and the University of Chicago. She began her teaching career in the public schools of this city, and in 1907 was appointed principal of the junior and senior high school at Ravenna, Ohio. She served in that capacity for nine years and in 1926 returned to Mansfield, where she established the Modern Business School & Position Unit. The institution was located originally in the Sheets Building, and in 1927 was removed to 55 North Diamond Street. The following courses are included in the school curriculum: thirty day shorthand, typing, business English, commercial law, spelling, bookkeeping, billing, banking, and calculating. Both day and evening courses are offered with individual instruction.

Miss Feldner is a member of the Congregational Church, and past president of the Women's Federated Clubs, of Ravenna. Politically, she is independent.

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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