JOHN L. HELLSTERN, one of the substantial business men of Steubenville, of which city he has been a resident for thirty-two years, conducts a retail and wholesale bakery and confectionery business at No. 524 Market Street, where he erected his commodious building which has a frontage of 160 feet and is four stories high in front. Mr. Hellstern was born in Brooke County, W. Va., in 1862, and is a son of John Hellstern. The altter was a very successful gardner and for many years before the Civil War supplied the Steubenville markets with produce and early vegetables. He was a native of Germany and had learned his business there.
John L. Hellstern assisted his father in his youth and continued in the gardening business himself until about 1878, when he came to Steubenville. Here he served an apprenticeship to the baker's trade with Felix Goode and about twenty-four years ago started out in the same line for himself. Mr. Hellstern prospered and now has an ample fortune, being a stockholder in several flourishing concerns and also owning valuable real estate aside from his business block. Mr. Hellstern was married February 25, 1886, to Miss Lizzie Collins, of Steubenville. They are members of the Holy Name Catholic Church.