Biography of N. O. Waemer
North Central Ohio Biographies

N. O. Weamer. As proprietor of the successful and popular Southern Hotel in Mansfield, Mr. Weamer is outstanding among the leading hotel men of this section of Ohio. He is a native of Ohio, born close to the Indiana line, near Union City.

When Mr. Weamer came to Mansfield he served in the capacity of steward at the Vonhof Hotel. In 1915 he became interested in the active management of the Southern Hotel. A former proprietor of the Southern Hotel was Colonel Andrews, a popular and efficient manager, who was later succeeded by his son in law, O. C. Berry. Upon the death of Mr. Berry his widow continued as owner of the hotel until Mr. Weamer and Mr. McClelland took over her interests. Later Mr. Weamer became sole owner.

For three generations the corner of South Park and South Main streets has been the site of a public house. Colonel Andrews rebuilt and enlarged the hotel to its present dimensions. It now accommodates 100 guests, and its original diningroom, celebrated throughout Ohio for its fine food, is now conducted by Mr. Weamer as a popular coffee shop. This change in policy was inaugurated in August, 1929. Through its many years of thoroughly capable management it is little wonder that the Southern Hotel continues to the present day as a favorite way station in the journey of travelers. Guests have always found this a veritable home. Mr. Weamer is not only the youngest manager of any high class hotel in Ohio, but is richly endowed with those personal traits so much appreciated by the traveling public. Besides the Southern Hotel he is also proprietor of the Central Hotel at Galion, Ohio.

Mr. Weamer married Miss Ruth Bissman, the daughter of the well known grocer of Mansfield, William H. Bissman. Mr. and Mrs. Weamer have one child, Nicholas Oliver, Jr., born Aug. 18, 1924.

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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