biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
G. W. OLLER is manager of the business of J. W. Oller, dealer in groceries and wholesale flour and feed, West High street, Oskaloosa. He was born Sept 19, 1838, and is a son of Peter and Elizabeth (Knowles) Oller, natives of Virginia. They are both deceased. They were the parents of seven children, four of whom are living: Jacob is a farmer in Texas; G. W., our subject; Harrison is a farmer in Illinois; Phiann is the wife of Samuel Weldon, a retired farmer at Beloit, Kan. At the age of sixteen the subject of this sketch removed with his parents to Hancock County, Ill., where his father bought a farm, and he assisted in its cultivation. Aug. 28, 1858, he was united in marriage with Miss Ardenia Trimble, a native of Kentucky, and a daughter of John and Rachel Trimble. By this marriage there have been two children: J. W., born in Hancock County, Ill., is a grocer in Oskaloosa, and Ida is the wife of Eli McCorkle, an extensive grain and stock dealer of Superior, Neb. Mr. Oller first settled at Keokuk, remaining there for a short time, and in 1866 came to Oskaloosa, and engaged with Mattison Bros., grocers, as salesman, remaining with them about seven years, and afterward followed farming for a time. In the the fall of 1881 the present business was started by his son, but the father has been the manager of the business. Their branch store on the southeast corner of the square was established in July, 1886, and it, as well as the parent house on West High street, is doing a fine business. Mr. Oller is a member of the Masonic fraternity. While comparatively a new man in the business circles of this city he has succeeded in building up a fine business, which is rapidly growing, and has done this by fair dealing and the sale of the best goods at a moderate profit.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy