George H. Mieding (4 May 1857 – 8 June 1934) was my great-grandfather. He worked at lumber yards all his life. He was obviously known for his tough hands. This article appeared in the Youngstown Vindicator (December 24, 1927).
The caption reads: “The toughest hands in Youngstown are claimed by Edward H. Mieding, 70, of 125 E. Ravenwood. Mieding has been working with lumber for 57 years. This year, Mieding estimates, he has handled 90,000 rough boards, but not one sliver penetrated the tough fiber of his hands.”
Not bad for 70 years old. Don’t you just love the smile!