Shelby County

Eli Henry Hoshaw

Male 1828 - Yes, date unknown


E.H. Hoshaw

The History of Marion County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, & Ect.. Birdsall, William & Co. Pub. 1881
pp. 581-1

Hoshaw, E.H. - Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 24, P.O. Knoxville.  Was born in Shelby county, Ohio, February 23, 1828; his parents were Henry and Elizabeth.  They settled in Shelby county in 1813.  the senior Hoshaw was a sergeant in the First Ohio regiment in the war of 1812.  E.H. was raised to manhood and educated in Shelby, his early occupation being that of a farmer.  In 1852 he emigrated to Tippecanoe county, Indians, where he followed
farming until 1855, when he came to Marion county, locating where he now resides.  He married April 25, 1847, Miss Catharine Howser, a native of Ohio, daughter of Daniel and Tacy. By this union they have nine children: Daniel, Samuel, Thomas Jefferson, Eli, Jacob, John Henry, Ulysses Grant, Ira and Elijah.  Mr. Hoshaw came to the county on the twentieth of October and pitched his tent on his present homestead.  The roughness of his invitation may be inferred from the fact that a severe snow-storm that night laid the frail structure to the ground and the next morning he was obliged to shovel the snow off in order to extricate his family.  In 1860 he met with a serious misfortune, his residence and all furnishing being entirely destroyed by fire.  IN 1862 he enlisted in company G, Fortieth Iowa volunteer infantry; was at Vicksburg, Saline River and numerous engagements; was honorably discharged at the expiration of his time.  His farm consists of eighty acres.  From disease contracted while in the service, he is incapacitated for the genearl duties of farming.

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