John SEILER became a great citizen and an asset to the area in days to come. When he was only 14 years old, he started to service an apprenticeship with George JOHNSTON, carriage and wagon-maker at Pinkerton. ln those days he had to live where he worked, and slept above the shop which did not have too much heat, especially in the wintertime. He often said l endured many a cold night . Saturday was always a work day, but on Sundays he walked home to Eden Grove, attended church, and back again to Pinkerton by night.
In a few years, having completed his trade, he started a business of his own in Eden Grove. He had a frame workshop built and painted red on the south side of the main street and soon began making buggies, cutters, sleighs and wagons, as well as axe handles, neck yokes, and double-trees.
He later purchased KING's store from the west end and moved it down beside his workshop and increased his business of selling furniture, farm equipment, such as, harness for horses and cream separators. ln May, 1908 an advertisement appeared in the Paisley Advocate: