Biography of John F. Coulter
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

Mr. Coulter, who is manager and editor of "The Hicksville Independent," is an enterprising young man, whose ability and energy are certain to gain for him a high rank in his chosen profession.

Born June 7, 1873, at Bryan, Ohio, Mr. Coulter belongs to a family which was identified with that locality in the early days. His father, Rev. William Coulter, a well known minister of the Presbyterian Church, was reared in Defiance county, and as a young man spent over two years in the service of the government during the Civil war. At the close of the struggle he entered upon his theological studies, and he has preached the Gospel acceptably in various places, being now the pastor of the Church at Sanilac Center, Michigan. His wife, whose maiden name was Kate Rosensteel, is a native of Indiana county, Pennsylvania.

Our subject resided at home during his boyhood, and about ten years of his life have been spent in Michigan. He was educated mainly in the schools of Hesperia. in that State, and Waterman, Illinois, where he graduated from the high school. On completing his course there, he taught for one year, and he has ever since been connected with the newspaper business, in which he has shown marked ability. While in Hesperia he began to learn the details of the printer's art, and for one year he was in partnership with his father as publisher of "The Hesperia Herald." In 1892 he located at Hicksville, and in company with his father took a half interest in "The Independent." On his father's removal from the place in 1895, Mr. Coulter became a half owner in the enterprise, with his uncle, James E. Coulter, Esq., as his partner. The paper is an eight column folio, published weekly, and has a circulation of nine hundred. It supports the principles and policy of the Republican party, and its columns are always open to the discussion and promotion of any progressive movement.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
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