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John W. Vosler

JOHN W. VOSLER, attorney at law, was born in Salem Township, Mercer Co., Penn., January 20, 1850, and is a son of Leonard and Viletta (Waters) Vosler, the former a native of New York State, and the latter of Eastern Pennsylvania. They came to this county in early youth, married, and are now residents of Salem Township. Our subject was reared upon the old homestead, and received his primary education in the district schools. At the age of seventeen he came to Greenville, and attended the high-school one term. In the fall of 1868 he entered the State Normal School at Edinboro, Penn., where he graduated in June, 1871, and subsequently spent one term at Mount Union College, Mount Union, Ohio. In the meantime he had taught school two winter terms in Mercer County. After graduating he taught one term in the Utica, Penn., public schools as principal; was principal of the schools at Parker’s Landing, Penn., one year, and the Freeport schools two years. He began his law studies in 1874, under Judge William Maxwell, of Greenville, and was admitted to the bar in the spring of 1876. He did not begin active practice, however, in Greenville until the spring of 1878, since which time he has followed the duties of his profession. In the fail of 1878 he was elected, on the Republican ticket, one of the auditors of Mercer County, and re-elected in 1881, serving in that position six years. Mr. Vosler was married February 7, 1878, to Miss Mary Hoak, of Freeport, Penn., of which union one son, Ray, survives. Mrs. Vosler died in the consolations of the Christian faith, January 25, 1888, after a lingering illness of about three years’ duration. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the I. 0. 0. F. Since locating in Greenville Mr. Vosler has built up a fair practice at the bar of Mercer County.

History of Mercer County, PA, 1888, pages 832-833

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