Edward William Horning B. 15 May 1867 D. 04 Apr 1930
SummaryEdward William Horning was born 15 May 1867 in Randolph, Portage County, OH. He died 04 Apr 1930 in Akron, Summit OH. He was 63 years old.
|Born ||15 May 1867||Randolph, Portage County, OH|
|Married Veronica Mary Shuman||23 Feb 1892|
|Died ||04 Apr 1930||Akron, Summit OH|
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A staff of Leading Citizens collaborated on the Counties and BiographiesILLUSTRATED VOL. II 19 10 THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY CHICAGO NEW YORKCopyright 1910 BY HARRIET TAYLOR UPTON page 876 and 877 EDWARD W. HORNINGis the president of the Portag e Lumber Company, one of the leadingindustrial institutions of Ravenna as well as of Portage county. He wasmade the president of the company on July 1, 19o5, at the time of itsorganization, Henry Horn¨ing, of Kent, being made the vice president an dHenry Paulus the secretary and treasurer. Soon after the organizationthecompany bought a saw and planing mill and other prop¨erty, and areextensively engaged in the sale and manufacture of lumber. Mr. Horningalso served as a member of the boar d of edu¨cation and clerk of Randolphtownship. His politics are Democratic. Mr. Horning was born in Randolphtown-ship, Portage county, Ohio, May 15, 1867, a son of Andrew and Mary(Rothermel) Horning, who were born in Germany. George and MargaretHo rning, his paternal grand¨parents, and Peter and Margaret Rothermel,his grandparents on the maternal side, all emigrated from the fatherlandofGermany to America in 1838, and coming to Portage county, Ohio, theylocated their homes on heavily timber ed land in Randolph township. Andrewand Mary Horning after their mar¨riage also located in Randolph township,and they became owners of land both there and in Suffield township. Thefather died at his home in Randolph township in September, 1902, an d hiswidow has since made her home with a daughter, Mrs. M. Konkle, inRavenna. Edward W. Horning, the fifth born of his parents nine children,five sons and four daughters, remained in the parental home until hismarriage, although from the ag e of eighteen years he with two brothersconducted a saw mill in Randolph township. In 1906 their property wasmerged into the Portage Lumber Company, and as above stated Mr. Horningbecame the president of the company. He married on February 23. 189 2,Fronia Shuman, who was also born in the township of Randolph, and she isa daughter of Philip and Margaret (Bauer) Shuman, and a granddaughter ofJohn and Catherine (Shrader) Shuman and Philip and Mary (Knapp) Bauer,all of whom were Wsrn in German y. The following children were born to Mr.and Mrs. Horning: Ruth G., on December 31, 1892; Clotilda R., August 30,1894; Gertrude E., November 18, 1896; Mary C, August 11, 1898; Margaret,July 8, 1901; and Claud H., December 16, 1906. The family ar e members ofthe Catholic church at Ravenna, in wdiich Mr. Horning has served as acouncilman for two years, and during twelve years he held the same officein the church inRandolph. He is a member and was for four years therecording secretary of th e Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, BranchNo. 100.
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