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    John G. Hagan is employed as a sheet roller in the rolling mills of Piqua. It is the most responsible position in the mechanical department of the rolling mills and Mr. Hagan is considered an expert workman, having a thorough understanding of the business and performing his duty with accuracy and promptness. He was born on the Susquehanna river, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1856, his parents being Thomas and Jane (Allen) Hagan, both of whom were born and reared in county Tyrone, Ireland, where their marriage was celebrated on the 4th of July, 1855. Their wedding tour consisted of the voyage to America, and, after twenty-nine days spent as passengers on the Great Western, they arrived at New York in September of that year. They located first at Trenton, New Jersey, whence they removed to Columbia, Pennsylvania, and afterward to Plainfield, that state. The father was a boilermaker by trade and followed that business until his death, which occurred in 1864, at the early age of thirty-six years. In his early manhood he was a member of the Presbyterian church, but afterward joined the Baptist church. His widow is still living, at the age, of-sixty-six years, her birth having occurred on the 1st of January, 1835. She is a member of the Disciples church. The parents of our subject were of English and Scotch extraction and had a family of three children, namely: John; Margaret Jane, wife of John Veller, of Newcastle, Pennsylvania, and William A., who died March 1, 1891, at the age of twenty-nine years.

    Mr. Hagan, whose name introduces this record, was reared in Newcastle, Pennsylvania, and when but a boy secured employment in the rolling mills. His work has always been along that line and steadily he has advanced step by step, mastering the business in all its departments. In November, 1889, he came to Piqua, where he has since made his home, and throughout this period he has held the responsible position of a sheet roller in the Piqua Rolling Mills.

    On the 27th of November, 1879, Mr. Hagan was married to Miss Salina Moesley, who died June 17, 1893, leaving a family of two children, Edna Pearl and Joseph T. In his political views Mr. Hagan is a stanch Republican and takes a deep interest as a citizen in the welfare of his party. He served as a member of the school board of Newcastle, Pennsylvania, in 1888, resigning the position at the time of his removal to Piqua. Socially he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to Shenango Lodge, No. 195, and Lawrence Encampment, No. 86, both of New Castle. He also holds membership in Invincible Lodge, No. 176, K. P., of Piqua; Piqua Lodge, No. 523, B. P. O. E.; Warren Lodge, No. 24, F. & A. M,.; Piqua Chapter, No. 31, R. A. M.; Coleman Commandery, No. 17, K. T.; the Tribe of Ben Hur, of Piqua, and the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers. He is a consistent and faithful member of the Disciples church and is a man of sterling worth, reliable under all circumstances, faithful to every trust reposed in him. He enjoys the confidence and highest esteem of his fellow men and is widely and favorably known in Piqua.

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