Biography of John Sidney Heil
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John Sidney Heil is recognized as one of the able business men of Mansfield, where he is vice president and general manager of the Perfect Rubber Company. He was born at Wamego, Kansas, Dec. 30, 1886, the son of John F. and Jessie (Gould) Heil.

John F. Heil was born at Watertown, N. Y. He engaged in farming at an early age and settled in Kansas many years ago, being the owner of a homestead near Wamego, which was purchased by him in 1857. Mr. Heil has lived retired since 1920. His wife, born at Wamego, died in 1928. They were the parents of three sons: John Sidney, the subject of this sketch; George M., a graduate of Yale University, class of 1913, engaged in the real estate business at Chicago; and Gene Gould, a graduate of the University of California, lives at Wamego. He is a veteran of the World War, having served in France with the Tenth Division. Mr. Hell is a Republican and holds membership in the Congregational Church.

John Sidney Heil was graduated from Wamego High School in 1905 and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at the University of Kansas in 1910. He served as an advertising representative of the M. P. Gould Company, New York, from 1910 until 1912, and from 1913 until 1915 was district manager of the Illinois Indemnity Exchange of Chicago, with headquarters at Milwaukee, Wis. He spent two years as assistant manager of the Travelers Insurance Company, Philadelphia, and in 1919 came to Mansfield and organized the Perfect Rubber Company, of which he served as general manager and sales manager. He became secretary in 1921 and was made vice president of the company in 1928. Approximately 50 people are employed by the Perfect Rubber Company, which carries on a large volume of business annually throughout the United States and Canada. They are manufacturers of rubber advertising specialties.

On Nov. 6, 1915, Mr. Heil was united in marriage with Miss Helen Kellogg, the daughter of Dr. E. W. and Estelle (Wescott) Kellogg, natives of Minnesota. Dr. Kellogg, a graduate of Rush Medical College, was a leading physician and surgeon of Milwaukee, Wis., where he successfully engaged in practice for 35 years. He is deceased and his widow lives at Milwaukee. Mr. and Mrs. Heil have two children: John Sidney, Jr., and Patricia.

Politically, Mr. Heil is a Republican. He is a member of the First Congregational Church, Mansfield Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 35, B. P. O. Elks, No. 56, City Club, Chamber of Commerce, and Westbrook Country Club. He has also served as vice president and director 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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