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History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio
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History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co.
1884

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  Dover Twp. -
ADAM HAAS
, farmer, P. O. Canal Dover, was born Jan. 6, 1831, in Baden, Germany, and is a son of Adam and Catharine Haas, with whom, when six years old, he emigrated to America by way of Havre and New York, coming to Tuscarawas County, Ohio, after a voyage of sixty-two days, where his parents died.  In his youth our subject learned shoe-making, which trade he followed for about twenty-three years.  On July 1, 1856, he married Elizabeth Martin, born Oct. 17, 1834, in Germany, and a daughter of Adam and Mary Martin, with whom she came to America when two years of age.  To them have been born nine children - Mary, Henry, Elizabeth, Margaret, Clara, Daniel, Emma, Lydia and Ida.  In the spring of 1868, he settled where he now lives in Dover Township.  He owns eighty-one acres of land in a good state of cultivation.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Haas are members of the German Lutheran Church.  He is a self-made man, having earned all he possesses by hard work.  He has served as Trustee of Franklin Township, where he lived eight years.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 748
  Bucks Twp. -
FREDERICK HAAS,  farmer, P. O. Ragersville, was born in April, 1819, in Bavaria, Germany.  His parents, Frederick and Catharine (Gohler) Haas, emigrated, with a family of eight children, to America, in 1840, coming to Ohio, at first to German Township, Holmes County, and finally, in 1844, to Bucks Township, where they settled.  Their children's names are Elizabeth, wife of Matias Burger; John, in Indiana; Frederick; Christina, deceased wife of Adam Bixler; Dorothea, deceased wife of Joshua Madick, also deceased; Charlotte, wife of Jacob Geib; Adam, deceased; and Catharine, deceased.  Our subject was married in 1844, to Elizabeth Stein by which union there have been ten children, as follows:  Peter, Catharine, wife of Michael Haas, Jr.; Noah; Elizabeth, deceased wife of Jacob Haas; George; Adam; Frederick; Henry; Valentine and Conrad.  Mr. and Mrs. Haas and family are members of the German Reformed Church.  Mr. Haas and his sons are Democrats in politics.  Our subject has prospered well being owner of a farm of 248 acres, with good buildings thereon.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 729
 

Clay Twp. -
WILLIAM HAMILTON
, farmer, P. O. Gnadenhutten, was born in this county Sept. 5, 1808, son of Thomas and Mary Ann Hamilton.  Thomas Hamilton emigrated to this county in 1804, and was married the year following.  William was raised on his father’s farm, and received a common school education.   He was married Dec. 14, 1834, to Maria James, daughter of Charles and Hannah James.  This marriage was blessed with seven children – Mathias Taylor, who served four years in Company I, Thirtieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Matilda Jane, wife of Samuel Johnson; Hannah, wife of William F. Rogers; Louisa, deceased; Mary, wife of Elza H. Parrish; Martha, deceased; and Celinda Ann, the wife of Charles B. Cox.  Mrs. Hamilton died in February, 1850, and in the following November Mr. Hamilton was united in marriage with Ellen, daughter of John L. and Matilda Kennedy.  The children by this marriage are John B., Maria Ellen (wife of J. H. Hill), Joseph A., William McAbee, Sarah Alice, Charles Winfield, James Wesley, Ida Emery and Bessie Luella.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has been Trustee for thirty-eight years and Steward and Class-leader for over forty years, and served as a Justice of the Peace twenty-four years in Clay township.  Mr. Hamilton settled on his present farm of 204 acres in 1835.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 735

  Salem Twp. -
CHRISTIAN HAMMERSLEY, farmer, P. O. Port Washington, was born in this township Dec. 6, 1834, son of Andrew and Catherine Hammersley, both natives of Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Catherine Hammersley is still living at Port Washington.  Christian was united in marriage, May 14, 1866, with Sarah E. Bremer, born near Port Washington Dec. 9, 1845, daughter of John and Elizabeth Bremmer.   The family of Mr. and Mrs. Hammersley consists of six children - Alyda E., John O., Jonas W., Plin C., Katie C. and Alexander.  Mr. Hammersley boated for ten years on the canal with Capt. Stucker, and has since devoted his attention mostly to farming.  Commencing in life with nothing, he has now a farm of 202 acres of excellent land.  He enlisted Oct. 15, 1861, as a musician in Capt. Carhart's company, and remained in service one year.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 904
  York Twp. -
CHRISTIAN HANENKRAT, farmer, P. O. Blackband, was born in Switzerland Oct. 1, 1811, son of Nicholas and Mary (Morti) Hanenkrat.  Our subject came to America in 1843, and located in York Township this county and State, engaging in farming and cheese-making.  In 1844, he was married to Miss Anna Reiff, and to them have been born eight children, their names as follows:  Rosanna (deceased), wife of Jacob Welles; Sarah, wife of Henry Wasen, Jr.; Frederick; Christian (deceased); Charles; Anna (deceased), wife of Henry Stephens; Louisa, wife of Samuel Winkler, and John (deceased).  Mrs. Mary Hannenkart died in April, 1878, and our subject was subsequently united in marriage with Mrs. Magdalena (Voegeli) Meyers.  The family are members of the German Church.  In 1830, while in Switzerland.  Mr. Hanenkrat was body-guard to King Charles III, who was afterward driven from the throne, his subjects choosing PhilipMr. Hanenkrat owns 196 acres of land, which he has brought under a high state of cultivation, and which contains excellent farm buildings.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 1003
  York Twp. -
FREDERICK HANENKRAT, farmer, P. O. Blackband, was born in York Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Dec. 4, 1847, and is a son of Christian and Anna (Reiff) Hanenkrat, natives of Switzerland.  Our subject was united in marriage, Oct. 31, 1873, with Miss Magdalena Wenger, who died Mar. 23, 1877.  He subsequently married Miss Susannah Riley, and by her has had two children - William Leander and Emma Ellen.  The family are members of the German Reformed Church.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 003
  Dover Twp. -
ANANIAS HARPER, farmer, P. O. Canal Dover, is a grandson of James Harper, who was born in Sharpsburg, Md., and was among the distinguished pioneers of Tuscarawas County, where he passed his life.  His son, Seth Harper, was a native of this county, and was married to Susan Stocksdale.  He was a carpenter by trade, and lost his life in 1872, by falling from the cupola of a church upon which he was working.  The widow and mother died in May, 1883.  The subject of this sketch is the only living child of this union, and was born on the homestead in 1854, and has always lived there.  This farm his father purchased in 1854.  It consisted of 130 acres.  Seth Harper bore the reputation of being one of the best carpenters in the county, and as a citizen and a neighbor was beloved and esteemed.  His only son, our subject, has remained in single life, and has yet many years before him in which to make his mark in the world.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 748
  Dover Twp. -
JAMES HARPER, Jr., farmer, P. O. Canal Dover, was born on the homestead farm, in Dover Township, this county and State, in 1818, and is a son of James and Elizabeth (Smith) Harper, both natives of Maryland.  His parents came to this county and settled on the present farm, being among the earliest pilgrims.  Mr. Harper entered eighty acres of what was then but a wilderness, and here the parents lived to the close of their years.  They raised a family of nine children, five of whom are living.  The subject of this sketch was married in this county to Miss Martha, daughter of Elisha and Rebecca Stocksdale, of this county.  The children born to this union are eight in number, all living, viz.:  Susanna, Lydia, Mary A., Melinda, Jesse, James, Martha and Elizabeth James Harper, Sr., was a Major in the war 1812.  Our subject is one of the oldest born residents, and in his walk through life has held the esteem of all who have learned to know him.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 749
  Salem Twp. -
W. J. HASKINSON, Port Washington, was born in this county Dec. 27, 1834, son of Benjamin and Lucinda Haskinson.  His father was a native of Virginia, where he was born in 1785.  He emigrated to Tuscarawas County were he died in 1855.  Lucinda, the mother of our subject, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1786 and died in 1863.  W. J.  was reared on the farm, and at the age of twenty years, entered mercantile life, at which he continued for fourteen years, and since then he has pursued various avocations, including gardening, settling up estates, etc.  For six years he was engaged in the revenue service.  Mr. Haskinson was married, Oct. 28, 1855, to Miss Eliza Wonner, who was born at Port Washington May 27, 1840, and is the daughter of J. D. and Elizabeth Wonner.  The have three children - Ola V., wife of John Gregor, who now resides in Denver, Colo.; Elizabeth M. and Earnest.  Mr. Haskinson is a Mason, and has filled all the offices of his lodge, except Tiler, and has been Master ten years.  He has been Mayor of the village, and is now serving his third term as Justice of the Peace.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 904
  Lawrence Twp. -
DR. SETH HATTERY, physician, bolivar, was born July 7, 1849, and is a son of Ephraim and Mary (Favara) Hattery.  He attended school in this county until 1868, when he commenced teaching, and containued it for several years in different parts of this county and at Wilmot, Stark County.  He then commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Lewis, of Dover, Ohio; attended medical college at Columbus, Ohio, during the winter of 1877-78; continued his course of reading during the ensuing summer, and attended Bellevue Hospital Medical College, graduating in the spring of 1879.  He located in the village of Bolivar, where he has since pursued his profession successfully.  Dr. Hatteryis of tthe Democratic faith, and is a member of the Masonic fraternity.  He was married, Nov. 22, 1882, to Cora E., daughter of Amos Woodling.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 785
 

Clay Twp. -
JACOB HECK, tinner, Lock 17, was born in Sandy Township, this county, Jan. 3, 1842, the son of Godfrey and Catherine (Meyer) Heck, both natives of Germany, who emigrated with their respective parents to America.  Jacob was raised on a farm, received a common school education, and also attended school at Oberlin College.  During his youth he clerked for a time in a store.  He enlisted in the Ninety-eight Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served for three years during the war.  At Perryville, Ky., he was wounded in the face.  In 1866, Mr. Heck was married to Mary Haney, a native of Stark County.  Their three children were Godfrey, Lizzie (who died at the age of eight months) and Eva A.  Mrs. Heck died in June, 1877, and in the following November Mr. Heck was again married.  By his second wife he has four children – Warren L., Lester, Bertha and Charles.  Mr. Heck pursues the avocation of tinner at Lock 17.  His wife is a member of the Moravian Church. 
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 735

  York Twp. -
JOSEPH HELMICK, farmer, P. O. New Philadelphia, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Apr. 10, 1837.  His parents, Joseph and Anna (Strayer) Helmick were natives of Pennsylvania, and came to this county in an early day and here remained to the end of their days.  To them were born eleven children, as follows:  William, John (deceased), Andrew Strayer, Samuel, Mary Ann (wife of Henry S. Burt), Mary Elizabeth (wife of C. D. Carnes), Jacob (deceased), Rachel (deceased), Isaac Jackson, James and Joseph.  Our subject was united in marriage, Jan. 31, 1858, with Miss Susan Elizabeth Mathias, by which union two children have been born - Emmet Mathias and Willis Eugene.  Mr. Helmick and family are members of the Lutheran Church.  He owns a well-improved farm of fifty-three and a half acres of land, with good farm buildings on the same.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 1003
  Salem Twp. -
DR. F. G. HELMS, physician, Port Washington, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, May 16, 1849.  He completed his medical course June 19, 1873, and has since been engaged in the successful practice of his profession.  He was married Dec. 31, 1873, to Julia Rogers, who was born in Harrison County, Sept. 8, 1846, daughter of Elijah and Mary Rogers.  Mr. Rogers died in 1880, his widow yet survives.  Mrs. Helms is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Dr. Helms is an Odd Fellow and Knight of Pythias.  He has resided at Port Washington for eight years.  His two children are Thomas, born Aug. 2, 1878, and Fannie, born Dec. 11, 1881.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 904
  Lawrence Twp. -
LEWIS A. HELWICK, manufacturer and dealer in furniture, Bolivar, was born May 8, 1843, in Saxony, Germany.  He is a son of Elias and Christina (Reichter) Helwick, who emigrated to America in 1852, and settled in Coshocton County, Ohio, where they remained till death.  Of their sixteen children, six are living, viz.:  Hiram, Toney, Polly, Christina, Anna and Lewis A. - all married.  Lewis A., the subject of this notice, was married, Oct. 15, 1866 to Catherine Baad, daughter of Jacob Baad, of Bolivar.  Five of their eight children are living - Jacob E., Martin, Amelia, Ida A. and Josephine m.; all attending school.  Mr. Helwick came to Bolivar in the autumn of 1867,and at once commenced the manufacture of furniture and the undertaking business, which he has carried on successfully up to the present time.  In his retail store, he keeps on hand a large and varied assortment of goods such as may be found in surrounding cities.  He is a member of the German Lutheran Church, and in politics is liberal.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 785
  Salem Twp. -
FREDERICK HEYLMAN, Port Washington, was born in Prussia Mar. 29, 1829.  His parents both died in Germany - his father, Frederick C., Oct. 31, 1851, his mother, Mary E., June 30, 1871.  Frederick, our subject, emigrated to America in 1850 and, in 1851, settled in Port Washington, where he has since resided.  He was married May 29, 1853, to Mary E. Barth, born in Germany, Feb. 21, 1825, daughter of Philip and Louisa Barth, both of whom died in the old country, the father in 1856, the mother in 1826.  To Mr. and Mrs. Heylman only one child, Caroline, was given.  She was born Feb. 22, 1854, and died Sept. 15, 1860.  Mr.. Heylman learned the shoe-maker's trade and followed it for eighteen years.  Since then he has been variously engaged.  He owns thirty-four and one-half acres of fine bottom land, and also town property.  In business matters he has been successful since coming to this county.  He has been a member of the village council and a Mason.  He and wife are members of the German Lutheran Church.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 904
  Lawrence Twp. -
JAMES HICKMAN, farmer, P. O. Bolivar, was born Mar. 8, ____, in Washington County, Penn., son of Daniel and Sarah (Black) Hickman, both of whom died in Pennsylvania.  Daniel Hickman was twice married; first to Rachel Neeld, by whom he had two children, one of whom, John, is living.  By his second wife, Sarah Black, he had four children, three of whom, James, Stewart and Eliza J., are living.  Eliza J. is married to William Becher, and has two children - Retta and Zua.  James, the subject of this sketch, was married, Nov. 17, 1865, to Maggie, daughter of Michael Evans, of Sandy Township.  Four of their five children are living - Sarah, Adell, William and an infant.  Herbert died June 25, 1882.  Mr. Hickman owns 176 acres, adjoining Bolivar.  His fine farm is the site of Post's Indian Mission in 1761, and an extensive Indian burial ground.  His family have in their possession many relics, including a horn which was blown in Germany more than a hundred years ago.  Mr. Hickman is a quiet, unostentatious farmer, and one of the solid, substantial citizens of the county.  In politics, he is Republican.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 785
  Jefferson Twp. -
CHARLES HIESTER, farmer and blacksmith, P. O. Stone Creek, was born May 6, 1819, in Germany, where he received his education.  He is the fourth in the family of five children of Peter and Elizabeth Hiester.  Our subject emigrated to America in 1843, and settled in this township, working at the blacksmithing trade for fifteen years in Phillipsburg.  He then (1858) bought a farm, which he has operated ever since.  His mother, one brother and two sisters followed him to this country in 1847, and settled near Phillipsburg, this county.  In November, 1843, Mr. Hiester was married to Catherine Leonhart, by whom there are five children born to him, four daughters and one son, all married except one daughter, who resides at home.  Mrs. Hiester died in 1873 after an illness of two years' duration.  Our subject and his family are members of the German Reformed Church.  He is a Democrat in politics, has filled the office of Township Treasurer for twenty years, and is now owner of 120 acres of fine land.  When a young man in Germany, he served three years in the Prussian Army, and was stationed at the capital of that kingdom.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 – Page 777
  Lawrence Twp. -
DR. S. D. HILDT, physician and surgeon, Bolivar, was born Apr. 29, 1849, son of Francis and Lydia (Shrock) Hildt, early settlers of Dover Township.  Francis Hildt, emigrated from Maryland in 1827 with his father, who settled on the North Branch of Crooked Run.  He (Francis) was one of seven children.  His wife, Lydia Shrock, came with her parents from Pennsylvania in the spring of 1812.  They settled on the south Branch of Crooked Run, moving into the woods and cutting a road to their cabin, which the first summer contained neither door nor window.  Mrs. Lydia Hildt had two brothers and three sisters.  Of the four children of Francis and Lydia Hildt, but two survive, Mrs. Mary Ammon and Simon, the subject of this sketch, who spent his early days on Crooked Run, and at seventeen taught the same district school he had been attending.  At eighteen, he entered Otterbein College, and remained two years.  He was then a clerk for eighteen months in the store of his uncle, Daniel Hildt.  Next our subject commenced the study of medicine with Drs. O. G. Seldon & Son of Dover, Ohio.  In 1872-73, he attended lectures at the Medical Department of Wooster University, Cleveland, and in 1873-74 at Miami Medical College, Cincinnati.  In June, 1874, he commenced the practice of medicine at Bolivar, where he has since continued with  success.  The Doctor was married, Oct. 10, 1878, to Ella E., daughter of John Lessick, of Bolivar.  They have one child, Harry E.  Dr. Hildt, is a Republican in politics.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beer & Co., 1884 - Page 786
 

Salem Twp. -
HEBBORD HILL (deceased, was born in Culpepper County, Va., March 16, 1806, son of Jesse and Mary Hill, natives of Virginia, and who came to Ohio, where they remained through life.  Hebbord was married, Oct. 8, 1832, to Eleanor Booth, born in England June 5, 1811, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Booth, who crossed the ocean and settled in Oxford Township, this county, when Eleanor was a child.  To Mr. and Mrs. Hill were born nine children - William Sarah, Eliza J., Martha, George, James, Nancy, Catherine and Jesse.  Mr. Hill was engaged in farming during the greater part of his life, and at his death, which occurred March 27, 1859, owned 600 acres of land, where his widow and family still reside.  Mr. Hill was a successful farmer, an esteemed citizen, and for over twenty-six years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he was also class leader for ten years.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 904

  Salem Twp. -
ISAAC HILL, farmer, P. O. Port Washington, one of the oldest pioneers of the county, was born on the farm he now occupies April 5, 1813, son of Jesse and Mary Hill, who emigrated to Ohio from Virginia soon after 1800, and settled on the farm where they remained till death.  Jesse Hill died about 1846; his wife preceded him to the grave twelve years.  Isaac was reared on the farm; acquired the best common school education that could be obtained in that early day.  He has always followed farming, and owns 200 acres of excellent land, located here near the Tuscarawas River.  He was married, October 16, 1835, to Eliza Booth, who was born in Oxford Township, January 17, 1820, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Booth, both deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Hill are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  They have been blessed with six children, but two of whom, John W. and Ellen A., survives.  The deceased are Joseph B. and Mary E., twins, Sarah J. and George W.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 905
  Oxford Twp. -
JESSE HILL, farmer, P. O. Newcomerstown, was born in this county in April, 1813, and is a son of Jesse and Mary Hill, natives of Virginia, of English descent.  The former, who was a son of Charles Hill, died Mar. 28, 1844, the latter died Mar. 28, 1834.  They had a family of nine children, five boys and four girls, five living.  Our subject is a twin brother of Isaac Hill, of Salem Township.  He was married, Apr. 14, 1839, to Rebecca Hagans, a native of Guernsey County, Ohio.  She was born near Winchester, in March, 1822, and is a daughter of Charles and Margaret (Bailes) Hagans, the former from Pennsylvania, died in 1857, aged sixty years; the latter died in the West, in about the year 1876, aged seventy-six.  Mrs. Jesse Hill is a twin sister of Susan, who died at the age of twenty-four years and they were members of a family of thirteen children, six boys and seven girls, five deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hill are the parents of six boys and seven girls, five deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hill are the parents of six children, three boys and three girls, two of each deceased.  The survivors are Isaac, and Floe, wife of William Harvey, who has one child - BlancheMr. Hill owns 214 acres of land in this township.  Our subject's daughter, Susan, was married to Jesse Osler, of Pottawattamie County, Iowa.  They were killed with their two children, Rolly W., aged seven years, and Neva May, aged five years, by a cyclone which swept away the house.  This occurred June 1879.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 870
  Salem Twp. -
JOHN W. HILL, farmer, P. O. Port Washington,, was born in this county, March 5, 1837, son of Isaac and Eliza Hill, both natives and residents in this county.  John W. has been a lifelong and a successful farmer.  He owns 173 acres of land, well improved.  He was married, September 26, 1862, to Sarah E. Tidrick, born in this county July 16, 1840, daughter of John and Joanna Tidrick, both of whom yet survive.  Of the eight children born unto them, seven are living, viz:  Elmer E., Eliza E., Anna B., Ada M., Lula M., Albert B. and John W.   Mary E. was born January 4, 1863, and died the same year.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 905
  Salem Twp. -
ROBERT HILL, retired farmer, P. O. Port Washington, was born in Salem Township, May 3, 1817.  He is a son of Jesse and Mary Hill, natives of Virginia, who emigrated to this township and county in 1806, and were thus among the earliest pioneers.  Robert was the youngest of nine children, five of whom survive, and while yet a boy his  parents died and he was thrown upon his own resources to struggle with the world.  After completing his education, he began clerking in a dry goods store, continuing for twenty years.  At first he received but $50 a year, but the salary was advanced until it reached $300.  Mr. Hill then turned his attention to farming.  He purchased a farm of 195 acres and added to it until his possessions reached 620 acres.  He still retains 550 acres of well improved land.  He was married, October 12, 1844, to Catherine, daughter of Christian and Sarah Wise, of Coshocton County.  She was born in that county April 5, 1820.  To them have been born six children, of whom only two Milton B. and William M., survive.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 905
  Auburn Twp. -
SIMON HITZRICH, farmer, fruit-grower and merchant tailor, P. O. Ragersville, was born, October 28, 1828, in Allendorf, Hesse-Cassel, Germany.  His father, Heinrich, died in the Fatherland.  His mother, Annie, came to America at the age of seventy years, and died six years after, in November, 1877.  Our subject emigrated to America, coming by the way of Baltimore and Wheeling, W. Va., in 1847.  Having learned the tailoring trade in Germany, he continued it in this country.  On July 6, 1862, he married Barbara Specht, also a native of Germany.  In 1860, Mr. Hitzrich, having made several visits to this country, was induced to buy some property and move his family here.  He bought a farm of fifty-seven acres, which his sons manage, whilst he himself opened a custom tailor shop, one mile and a quarter from Ragersville.  He has also one of the best fruit farms in Tuscarawas County, it being well stocked with choice and rare varieties of all kinds of fruit.  Mr. and Mrs. Hitzrich have a family of eight children living, viz.,  Annie (wife of J. Youngen), Henry S., Charles W., Simon C., George E., Adam H., John E. and Jacob H.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 725
  Wayne Twp. -
GODFREY HOERGER, farmer, P. O. Wilmot, is a native of Germany, born April 6, 1820, and is a son of Godfrey and Elizabeth (Didman) Hoerger, who came to America in 1834, and settled in Holmes County, Ohio, the former engaging in farming.  They are both deceased.  They were the parents of three children - Henry (deceased), Godfrey (our subject), and Hellen (deceased), our subject being the only living descendant of the family in America.  On Mar. 30, 1847, he married Hellen Hostetler, to which union was born a family of twelve children, viz., Louisa (wife of Christian Graber), Paulina (wife of Nicholas Stilgenbaugh), Rosa, William, Charles, Frederick Emma, Sophia, Caroline, Edward, Ferdinand and Godfrey.  The family are members of the German Lutheran Church.  Mr. Hoerger owns a fine farm of ninety-one acres, on which are erected excellent farm buildings.  Hellen was the daughter of Frederick and Magdalina (Bush) Hostetler
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 996
  Oxford Twp. -
G. W. HOGUE and his son, Evans M. Hogue, P. O. Newcomerstown, are farmers and stock-raisers in the township.  Mr. Hogue, Sr. was born near St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., Ohio, Mar. 28, 18280, and is a son of Solomon and Sarah (Seaman) Hogue.  The former born in Loudoun County, Va., in 1789, came to Ohio with his parents in the year 1801 and in 1813 married Sarah Seaman, who was born in Ohio County, Va., near West Liberty.  G. W. Hogue was married, Sept. 7, 1843, in Guernsey County, Ohio, to Martha Harris, born in Tuscarawas County, Oxford Township, near Newcomerstown, Oct. 17, 1822.  She is a daughter of George and Mary (Evans) Harris; the former, who came to Ohio in 1807, was born in Ohio County, Va., July 1, 1788, died July 23, 1854.  The latter was born in July, 1797, died April 9, 1839.  They were married Oct. 10, 1815.  Mr. Harris was a farmer and stock-raiser and land speculator.  Mr. and Mrs. Hogue had a family of two children - Martha R., born Jan. 8, 1845, died June 19, 1849, and Evans M., born May 9, 1850, in Linn County, Iowa.  Evans M. Hogue was twice married.  On the first occasion, Aug. 23, 1874, to Mary E. Hill, born in Salem Township, this county, Jan. 21, 1848, died Sept. 3, 1875, and a daughter of Isaac, Sr., and Eliza (Booth) Hill.  One child was born to this union, May 23, 1875, and died June 20, of the same year.  For his second wife he chose, in 1876, Florence A. Harris, born in the neighborhood of Port Washington, Salem Township, this county, Aug. 6, 1856, and a daughter of Isaac E. and Sarah A. (Price) Harris.  The former, who was a farmer near Newcomerstown, was born Aug. 21, 1825, died Mar. 17, 1857/  The latter was born Dec. 18, 1827.  They were married July 11, 1844, and were both natives of Ohio.  Evans M. Hogue and wife have a family of two children - Estella May, born May 13, 1877, and Claude Harris, born Jan. 14, 1880.  Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hogue have been members of the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1853, and their son and his wife are also members.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 870
  Oxford Twp. -
CONARD HOSFELT, dealer in groceries, produce, glassware, notions, gents' furnishings, etc. Newcomerstown, was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, Mar. 31, 1847, and is a son of Peter and Anna Martha (Roppell) Hosfelt, both natives of Hesse, Germany, and who emigrated to Ohio forty-five years ago.  The latter died Mar. 21, 1880, and is buried in Newcomerstown.  Our subject's father was born Nov. 12, 1807, and his mother Feb. 22, 1810.  They were married Feb. 8, 1833.  Their family consisted of ten children, all boys.  Conard, our subject, was married, Sept. 15, 1875, to Hattie Law, who was born June 5, 1849, daughter of John Law was born Jan. 21, 1813, in Fayette County, Penn., and his wife Sept. 26, 1815.  She died July 3, 1863.  They were the parents of seven children, and were married in Belmont County in 1840.  Mr. and Mrs. Conard Hosfelt have a family of five children - Samuel Franklin, born Feb. 27, 1876; George Washington, May 23, 1877; Urias Jessie, Oct. 18, 1878; Anna Bell, Dec. 28, 1880; and Mary J., Jun. 21, 1883.  Mr. Hosfelt is the seventh son in a family of ten, seven living.  He has been a resident of Newcomerstown ten years, and was raised on a farm.  He is a member of a Masonic Lodge at Plainsfield, Coshocton County, Ohio.  Mr. Hosfelt had the misfortune to lose his dwelling house by fire Apr. 10, 1883, suffering a total loss.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 871
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J. A. HOSTETLER
 

Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 749


Jacob Houk
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JACOB HOUK

Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 542

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JOHN HURSEY, retired farmer and blacksmith, Newcomerstown, was born Jan. 18, 1791, in Virginia, and moved to Jefferson County, Ohio, at the age of twenty-seven years.  He is a son of George and Julia Ann Hursey, and was married in 1818 to Margaret Chadwell, who died Oct. 6, 1852.  By this union there were eight children, two deceased.  Mr. Hursey was next united, July 10, 1857, to Maggie E. Chadwell, a distant relative of his first wife.  She was born Dec. 25, 1834, in Jefferson County, Ohio, near Smithfield, a daughter of Duffet and Mahala (Chaney) Chadwell, natives of Indiana.  The former died aged forty-five years; the latter died twenty years ago, aged fifty years.  Mr. and Mrs. John Hursey are the parents of one child, A. C., born near Albany, this county, Sept. 29, 1859, and was married, Jan. 9, 1881, to Amanda Hart, of this county, born in 1860, and a daughter of Jacob Hart. By occupation, he is a farmer and school teacher.  Our subject participated in the war of 1812, of which he is a pensioner.  He worked at blacksmithing for about seven years.  His parents came to Ohio in 1816, settling in Jefferson County.  His father was sixty four years old when he died, and his mother was seventy years old at her decease.  Mr. Hursey has been a member of the M. P. Church for about fifty years, and his wife for twenty years.  The latter has been a dress maker since fifteen years of age, learning her trade with a Miss E. Bolls, Smithfield, Ohio.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 871
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JACOB HUSTON, farmer, P. O. Uhrichsville, was born in Harrison County, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1825, and is a son of Alexandria and Margaret (Crabtree) Huston.  His father was among the early settlers of this county.  He was born in Bedford County, Penn., Mar. 10, 1794, and spent the first twenty years of his life on his father's farm.  He came, when ten years old, with his father's family to Ohio, and after three years passed in the vicinity of Wheeling, went to Moorefield Township, Harrison County.  When a young man, he learned carpentering, and worked at it at intervals for several years.  At the age of twenty two, he married and subsequently went to farming, improving the land for the lease.  Some forty yeas after, he bought the land, and resided there until his death.  He dealt considerably in stock, and was a good judge of horses.  The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and came with his parents to this county in 1834, receiving his education in this township.  He has been a farmer all his life, and owns the home farm of 208 acres (worth $100 per acre) adjoining the corporation of Uhrichsville.  His residence is beautifully located o an eminence, commanding a delightful view of the Stillwater Valley, and overlooking the villages of Dennison.  On July 4, 1848, our subject was married to Dorcas Adams.  She is a daughter of Baldwin Adams, of Mill Township.  This union resulted in the following-named children:  Margaret E., wife of Burton Hedges, farmer; Eunice E., at home; Dorcus N., wife of Christian Bruner, superintendent of two coal-banks located on our subject's farm; Florinda A. and Ida May at home.  In politics, Mr. Huston is a Republican.
Source: History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 - Page 822

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