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1870 David Hostler (age 8, born in Ohio) lived in Green Twp, Noble County, Indiana, in a household with Levi Hostler (age 29), Abijah Hostler (age 28), William Hostler (age 6), Laurin Hostler (age 3), and George Motimore (age 21). [1]

1880 David E. Hostler (age 17, born in Ohio, single), son, lived in Green Twp, Noble County, Indiana, in a household with Levi Hostler (age 39), Abigal Hostler (age 38), William E. Hostler (age 15), and George L. Hostler (age 12). David E. Hostler's parents were both born in Ohio. [2]

1883 David E Hosler and Sarah F Applegate, both of Noble County, were married on January 11 in Noble County, Indiana. J P Moore was the officiator. David E Hosler, child of Levi Hosler and Abigal Batcheer, was born in Indiana. Sarah F Applegate, child of James Madison Applegate and Sophrona Gray, was born in Indiana. J P Moore was the officiator. The license was issued on January 8. [3] [4] [5]

1900 David E Hosler (age 38) and Florence Hosler (age 38) lived in New Washington Twp, Crawford County, Ohio with children Harvey E (age 16), Rosa M (age 14), Sylvia A (age 12), Lela S (age 9), and Heywood J (age 5). [6] [7] [8]

1910 David E Hosler (age 47, born in Ohio, married for 27 years) lived in New Lyme, Ashtabula County, Ohio, in a household with Florence N Hosler (age 47), Lela S Hosler (age 18), and James H Hosler (age 14). David E Hosler's parents were both born in Ohio. David E Hosler could read and write. David E Hosler was a wholesale merchant. [9] [10]

1920 David E Hasler (age 57, born in Ohio, married) lived in Rome, Ashtabula County, Ohio, in a household with Florence Hasler (age 57), Haywood Hasler (age 24), Albert Stranborg (age 32), Lela Stranborg (age 28), Harold Jackson (age 12), and Florence Jackson (age 10). David E Hasler's parents were both born in Ohio. David E Hasler could read and write. David E Hasler was a farmer. [11] [12]

1921 Florence N Hosler (1862-1921) died and was buried at Brownville Cemetery, New Lyme, Ashtabula County, Ohio. [13] [14]

1921 Heywood J Hosler, age 23, and Elizabeth M Hearn were married on May 21 in Ashtabula County, Ohio. Heywood J Hosler, son of David E Hosler and Florence Applegate, was born about 1898. (FHL film 001183414). [15] [16] [17]

1930 David E Hosler (age 67) and Esther Hosler (age 50) lived in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. [18]

1934 David Ellsworth Hosler, married, died on September 3, at age 72y 1m 2d, in Tiffin Twp, Seneca County, Ohio. David Ellsworth Hosler, son of Levi Hosler and Abigail Bachelder, was born on August 1, 1862, in Albion County, Indiana. David Ellsworth Hosler was a Timber Dealer. His wife Esther Hosler survived him. Informant was Mrs Esther Hostler of Tiffin, Ohio. [19]

A biosketch of David E. Hosler reports [20]:

While success cannot be achieved without unflagging industry, the futility of effort is often noticeable in the business world and results from the fact that it is not combined with sound business judgment. Many a man who gives his entire life to toil, earnest and unremitting, never acquires a competence, but when his labor is well directed, prosperity always follows. Mr. Hosler is one whose work has been supplemented by careful management and to-day he is among those who have triumphed over adverse conditions and won success. As a manufacturer of lumber he is now actively connected with the industrial interests of Crawford county.

A native son of Richland county, Ohio, he was born August 1, 1862. His paternal grandparents, Henry and Lydia A. (Hoffman) Hosler, were both natives of Pennsylvania, and came to Morrow county, Ohio, among the early settlers. Subsequently they removed to Noble county, Indiana, where their remaining days were passed. The grandfather followed the occupation of farming as a life pursuit. Levi H. Hosler, the father of our subject, was born in Morrow county, Ohio, April 2, 1845, and there spent his youth, learning the trade of a wagonmaker. He married Miss Abigail Bacheldor, who was born in the same county August 26, 1847, and was a daughter of New England parents, who came from Maine to the Buckeye state at an early period in its development. Soon after his marriage Levi H. Hosler removed to Richland county and opened a shop in the village of Shancks. Three years later he went to Noble county, Indiana, and engaged in farming in Jefferson township for four years, after which he took up his abode in Green township, where he made his home for fourteen years. On the expiration of that period he went to Cass county, where he operated a sawmill for three years, when he removed his mill to Auburn, DeKalb county, Indiana. After two years, however, he disposed of that property and went to Alberton, Williams county, Ohio, where he established a mill, conducting the same for eleven years, and in May, 1900, he disposed of that enterprise by sale and went to Hicksville, Ohio, where he is now successfully engaged in the manufacture of lumber. In his political opinions and connections he is a stanch Democrat and while in Williams county he held the position of township treasurer for a period of seven years, proving a careful guardian of the public exchecquer. Unto Mr. and Airs. Levi H. Hosler were born four children, of whom three are living, namely: David E., William E., a lumber merchant of Homer, Michigan, and George L., who is engaged in business with his eldest brother.

Surrounded by the refining influences of a good home, Mr. Hosler passed the period of youth and in the common schools acquired the education which, fitted him for the transaction of business in later years. He was not yet twenty-one years of age, when, on the 11th of January, 1883, he was united in marriage to Miss Florence N. Applegate, of Noble county, Indiana, a native of Ohio and a daughter of James M. Applegate. one of the pioneer fanners of Noble county, now deceased. Her mother was Sophia (Gray) Applegate. The young couple began their domestic life upon a farm in that county and for three years Mr. Hosler cultivated rented land, after which he removed to Albion, where he pursued a course of study in a business college. There he remained for three years and his next place of abode was in Alberton, Ohio, where he was employed as bookkeeper and secretary by his father. After acting in those capacities for eight years he acquired an interest in the business, but alter two years the sawmill and lumber yard were completely destroyed by fire and Mr. Hosler, of this review, thus had swept away in a few hours the accumulations of years of persistent and earnest toil. In May, 1899, he came to New Washington, where he began life anew, with a bank account of only twenty-five dollars. With characteristic energy, however, he took up the struggle whereby he is retrieving his lost possessions. He began buying logs on a small scale and had these sawed into lumber in the mill of Herman & Mahon, carrying on business in that way until the following December, when he had accumulated enough to purchase his present mill. Becoming owner of the property which he now controls, he has since forged ahead, and to-day he is one of the leading business men of the town, furnishing employment to some twenty-six workmen at the present writing, while his force usually ranges from ten to thirty. He cuts export stuff, largely for a firm in Indiana, and is one of the leading lumber manufacturers of his district. His business has reached a large volume and the magnitude of his undertakings results in bringing to him a handsome financial return.

The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Hosler has been blessed with five children : Harvey E., Rosa M., Sylvia N., Lela A. and James H., all yet with their parents.

In his social relations Air. Hosler is connected with Superior Lodge, No. 179, F. & A. M., of West Unity, Ohio; Alberton Lodge, No. 655, K. of P., and has twice been a delegate to the grand lodge. His political support is given the men and measures of the Democracy. Splendid business and executive force make him one of the leading representatives of the industrial interests in the county, and his reliable methods have gained for him the confidence and respect of all with whom he has come in contact.


[1] United States Federal Census, 1870, [AncestryRecord].

[2] United States Federal Census, 1880, [AncestryRecord].

[3] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[4] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, [FamilySearchRecord].

[5] Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001, [AncestryRecord].

[6] United States Federal Census, 1900, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[7] United States Federal Census, 1900, [AncestryRecord].

[8] United States Federal Census, 1900, [AncestryRecord].

[9] United States Federal Census, 1910, [AncestryRecord].

[10] United States Federal Census, 1910, [AncestryRecord].

[11] United States Federal Census, 1920, [AncestryRecord].

[12] United States Federal Census, 1920, [AncestryRecord].

[13] Find A Grave Memorial 110060353, [FindAGrave].

[14] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[15] Family Search, Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, [AncestryRecord].

[16] Family Search, Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, [AncestryRecord].

[17] Family Search, Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, [AncestryRecord].

[18] United States Federal Census, 1930, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[19] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio, Death Certificates, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[20] A Centennial Biographical History of Crawford County Ohio (Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1902), 260, [HathiTrust].