From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 761



John H. Wagner, druggist and Postmaster, Hudson, Ind., was born in Salem Township in 1855, a son of Jacob Wagner, who came to Steuben County in 1853.  He was reared and educated in his native county, remaining on the farm with his parents till manhood.  He followed agricultural pursuits till January, 1884, when he moved to Hudson.  The following October he bought the drug business of Mr. Zimmerman.  He keeps a full assortment of everything in his line, including drugs, medicines, paints, oils, toilet articles and notions.  He is a genial , courteous young man and a popular tradesman.  He has a constantly increasing trade, and is a valuable addition to the business men of Hudson.  Mr. Wagner married Emma Gillen, daughter of John Gillen, one of the early settlers of DeKalb County.  They have one son -- Ora.



Submitted by Kim Davoli