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William Hoewisher

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 774

     who is one of the heavy tax payers of Franklin township, where he owns 225 acres of fine land, has been a continuous resident since 1893, with the exception of two years, and as a raiser of high grade stock is known all over this part of the state. He was born in Auglaize county, O., February 18, 1862, and is a son of Henry and Gustina (Lampiding) Hoewisher.
     Henry Hoewisher was born in Germany and there attended school and afterward learned the carpenter trade. He was only seventeen years of age when he came to America but was a good workman and followed his trade until he acquired land and afterward gave his attention to farming. He married Gustina Lamping, who was born in Auglaize county, and died in 1893, having been the devoted mother of a large family, as follows: Gustave; Frederick; Matilda, who is the wife of L. C. Langhorst; William; George; Henry; John; Mary, who is the wife of August Fritz; Emma, who married (first) Henry Miller, and (second) Henry Brandt; Edward; Lizzie, who is the wife of August Kettler; and Ida, who is the wife of Edward Tecklenburg.
     William Hoewisher attended the public schools and afterward remained assisting his father until he was twenty-five years old. He then rented land from his father for five years, when he retired from farming and during the next two years was engaged in a mercantile business at Kettlersville. He found, however, that an agricultural life was more congenial and in 1893 bought his present property from George Malcolm, and ever since, with the exception of two years during which he returned to the home place when his father retired to New Bremen, where he still lives. Mr. Hoewisher has actively pushed his industries on this farm. He grows grain to some extent but is more interested in his fine stock, among which are some thirty head of imported Percheron and Belgian horses.
     Mr. Hoewisher was married April 21, 1887, to Miss Sarah Roettger, a daughter of Henry and Mary (Koch) Roettger, fanning people of Shelby county, who have the following children: Sarah; Anna, who married Henry Sollman; Katie, who married Henry Hoewisher, a brother of William; Charles; Henrietta, who married Frederick Edgbert; Malinda. who married Henry Isenhut; Elsie, who married Benjamin Solomon; and Alfred, Mary, Esther, Herbert and Minerva.
     Mr. and Mrs. Hoewisher have five children: Harry, Elder, Harvey, Walter and Sarah. The family belongs to the Lutheran church at Sidney, O. In politics Mr. Hoewisher is a stanch democrat. While living in Van Buren township he served one term as assessor and has been a school director in Franklin township.

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