John Adams, clothier, Garrettsville, was born in Germany, February 26, 1841, son of John and Gretchen (Tobic) Adams, who were the parents of three children: Henry (deceased), John and Harmon (deceased). John Adams, Sr., a brick-maker by trade, died September 6, 1867. His widow survived him until November 12, 1883. Our subject received a common school edvication in his native country, served three years' apprenticeship to the tailor's trade, and followed that occupation until he came to America. He was married in Germany, October 6, 1864, to Miss Mary Bucky, who was born May 12, 1845, and by her he had four children: Mary, Gustave, Salena and Ludve, latter of whom died on the ocean on their way to America. Mr. Adams on coming to this country first located at Nelson Center, this county, where he remained a few months, then removed to Garrettsville and engaged in business, and has since conducted a gents' furnishing store, and from a small beginning his trade has gradually increased until he now has the satisfaction of managing a large and rapidly growing business. He has traveled quite extensively, visiting twenty-one of the States and Territories here, and making a trip to the scenes of his boyhood days, Germany, where he has a large circle of relatives living. He has been an active member of the Portage Lodge, No. 456, I. O. O. F. , for over thirteen years; is also connected with the Y. M. T. C. He is a consistent member of the Baptist Church.


History of Portage County, Ohio, Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885