Biography of Carlton S. Fernyak
North Central Ohio Biographies

Carlton S. Fernyak, who is identified with the sales department of the Empire Steel Corporation, is recognized as one of the progressive young business men of Mansfield, where he was born Nov. 24, 1898. He is the son of Charles W. and Leah M. (Sommers) Fernyak.

Charles W. Fernyak was born in Bohemia, now Czeko Slavakia. Early in life he came to the United States and settled in Mansfield, where he established the Fernyak Machine Company partnership with his brother, Joseph. The latter met with an accidental death and Charles W. Fernyak then disposed of the business to Ackerman & Flockenzier, after which he entered the employ of the Aultman Taylor Company. He resigned from that company's employ in 1919 to take charge of the tool and die department of the Mansfield Electric Company, but in 1926 went with the Ohio Brass Company. Mr. Fernyak is now identified with the Tappan Stove Company, of Mansfield. He is a Republican and holds membership in the Christian Evangelical Church. His wife was born in Mansfield. To Mr. and Mrs. Fernyak were born four children: Marie, married Levi W. Beer, lives at Mansfield; Catherine, married Philip Stevens, lives at Toledo, Ohio; Carlton S., the subject of this sketch; and Frances, a teacher in the public schools of Mansfield.

Carlton S. Fernyak obtained his education in the public schools of Mansfield, and was graduated from Mansfield High School in 1914. He attended Miami University, and began his business career with the Empire Steel Company of Mansfield, with which he is still associated.

On June 28, 1928, Mr. Fernyak was united in marriage with Miss Christine Engwiller, the daughter of Samuel and Christine (Leuthner) Engwiller, natives of Philadelphia and Mansfield respectively. The former died in 1922 and the latter lives in Mansfield. Mr. Engwiller was successful for many years as a jeweler and optometrist. Mrs. Fernyak is a graduate of Ohio State University and is now interested in the optical business with her sister, Ann Engwiller. She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority.

Mr. Fernyak is a Republican and in November, 1929, was elected councilman-at-large, taking office on Jan. 1, 1930. He is chairman of the public utilities committee and a member of the sewers and water committeee.

Mr. Fernyak belongs to the Westbrook Country Club, Chamber of Commerce, University Club. Sigma Chi fraternity, and is secretary of the Kiwanis Club.

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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