††††††† O. E. Von Oven is a native of Illinois, having been born in Naperville, April 10, 1870, a son of Adelbert and Anna (Heynen) Von Oven. After completing his education, he associated himself with the well-known firm of Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company, wholesale hardware dealers of Chicago, Illinois. This association extended over a period of fifteen years, ten of which were spent as a traveling salesman, covering a great portion of the United States.
††††††† In 1912 he came to Glendale where he has since resided. From 1912 to 1919, he was connected with the business management of the Young Menís Christian Association at Los Angeles. Since 1919 he has been associated with Charles B. Guthrie, prominent Glendale realtor, as manager of his different branch offices. He is a Mason, Knight Templar and Shriner, and is now serving his seventh year as Prelate of Glendale Commandry, Number 53, Knights Templar.
††††††† At Chicago, Illinois on June 1, 1904, Mr. Von Oven married Ida M. Nonamaker, of Chicago. Mrs. Von Oven is a member of the Tuesday Afternoon Club. Mr. and Mrs. Von Oven are active members of the Congregational Church. They reside in their new home at 317 West Maple Street.†††††
From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. p. 424-425.