THE SHELBY DEMOCRAT
February 13, 1879
VOL. 1; No. 37
from the article, SMILING
Was born in the year 1849 in Hamilton County, Ohio. He farmed until he was
seventeen years of age, when he commenced learning the blacksmithing trade.
He served a three years' apprenticeship, and then worked as a "jour"*
seven years. He learned the horse-shoeing business under the instructions
the "boss horse-shoer of the State of Ohio." He has had a large
in the business, having worked in different parts of this State, Ohio and
Illinois. Being of an observant turn of mind he has carefully noted all
different points of the business, until now he has a thorough knowledge of
everything pertaining to his trade. He repairs wagons, plows and
agricultural machines of all kinds. He is known as the "Boss Horse-shoer
Shelby County." He makes this branch a specialty, and guarantees all
turned out of his shop. He is located on Jackson street, immediately in
rear of J. M. Randall's grocery store. He invites everybody to call and
him whether they want anything in his line or not.
Next biography in the "Smiling
Shelbyville" newspaper article, Lawrence H. Hegner.
* I looked up "jour" on Google and it seems the term was used to
indicate a journeyman.- JS
Contributed by Jeanne Surber