1942 (what became) Mongold Oil Co. Property - Hillsboro Press Gazette Sept. 11, 1942
Pure [Mongold] Gas Station c1945 - New Vienna OH
Old Bulk Tanks behind Mongold Oil Company on Main St., New Vienna Ohio 1950s
Mongold Office building New Vienna Ohio c1965 Image courtesy of Mike Whited.
The following was originally posted to the Uible Family Blog on March 25, 2011:
CJ Uible had a financial interest in this business which was run by
Rollo Mongold during the mid-1900s.
According to Ancestry.com Rollo Earl Mongold (1907-1989) of Lynchburg, was the son of Frannie F. Mongold (1877-1948) and Ina Viola Sanderson (1881-1911). He was married to Louella Davis (1917-1990) and Mary Alice Whitford (1909-1963) and had four children with the latter, including Margaret Joanne Pfister of Lynchburg (1930-2006), Mary K. Workman of Milford, and Thomas Mongold of Wilmington.
Rollo also had three older brothers, Robert Willard "Shorty" (1898-1975), Roy David (1900-1986) and Harold (1905-1983). The brothers grew up in Dayton but moved to the New Vienna area and opened businesses in the 1940s. Harold had a General Store in Westboro and Roy had a grocery store in Martinsville.
R.W. (or Shorty), the only brother who lived in New Vienna, had three children, Jack Willard (1919-2000, NVHS '37), Dorothy Garrison (1922-2009, NVHS '42) and James Paul (1927-1990, NVHS '47). He was a good friend of CJ Uible, and his Southern Ohio Tool & Die Co.'s manufacturing of farm gates, was instrumental in CJ's settling with his family in New Vienna in the 1920s.
HH adds that by the mid-1900s most farmers switched from livestock production to grain farming, and the need for farm gates greatly diminished. Southern Ohio Tool & Die eventually ceased operations at the location on Railroad Avenue which was demolished in an expansion at Wells, but later operated out of the building to the south of Kenny Williams gas station.
Cheryl Cluxton Mongold adds: Rollo Mongold, Bob's great uncle bought the Oil Company and Bob's Dad, Robert W. Mongold, son of Roy, bought the Gas station which he sold to Kenny Davis in 1968. Fibber Knauff bought Mongold Oil from Rollo, and then later sold it to someone else, possibly Lee Bartley.
More on Shorty Mongold's Southern Tool & Die Company can be found in this article: Your Town: New Vienna Ohio: Southern Ohio Tool & Die.