Biography of Edward F. Goetz
North Central Ohio Biographies

Edward F. Goetz, who is successfully engaged in the hardware business at Mansfield, is a highly esteemed and well known resident of Richland County. He was born in this city, Dec. 3, 1868, the son of George and Christina (Pierman) Goetz.

George Goetz was a native of Germany, born in Hesse Darmstadt, Oct. 23, 1837. When a young man he came to the United States and settled in Mansfield, where he spent the remainder of his life. Mr. Goetz died Nov. 9, 1904, and his wife, who was born in Rhinepfaltz, Germany, June 22, 1840, died July 28, 1917. To Mr. and Mrs. Goetz were born five children: George, Jr., born Oct. 25, 1864, died Oct. 10, 1865; Henry, born April 16, 1866, died Feb. 18, 1924; Edward F., the subject of this sketch; Catherine, born Nov. 9. 1869, lives in Mansfield; and Martha, born Sept. 30, 1872, married Charles W. Baer, lives at Mansfield.

Edward F. Goetz attended the public schools of Mansfield, but at the age of 13 years left school and entered the employ of the Faust & Wappner Furniture Company, where he learned the trade of a cabinet maker. After four years he became associated with the Buckeye Table Company at Hicksville, Ohio, and in 1888 entered the employ of the H. Harroun China Company, of Mansfield, as a clerk. He was identified with that concern for a period of 22 years, and in 1920, in partnership with his son, Harold Goetz, he established his present business at 16 South Park Street. Mr. Goetz carries on a general hardware business and also handles a complete line of sporting goods.

On Sept. 26, 1894, Mr. Goetz married Miss Fannie Wagner, who was born in Mansfield, Aug. 19, 1869. She died Dec. 18, 1904. To Mr. and Mrs. Goetz were born three children. 1. Marguerite, born July 23, 1895, a graduate of Mansfield High School, now in the employ of the Empire Steel Company as a stenographer. 2. Harold, born July 16, 1897, associated in business with his father. He married Miss Frieda Maglott, of Mansfield, and they have a son, Earl Henry. 3. Dorothy Marie, born Oct. 25, 1900, married Harold Gearhart, lives at Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of Oberlin College, and before her marriage was a teacher at Connellsville, Pa.

Mr. Goetz holds membership in St. John's Evangelical Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and Knights of Pythias, No. 26.

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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