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Notes for William Washington Hosler and Mary Elizabeth Imes

1874 William W Hosler and Mary E Imes were married on December 10 in Noble County, Indiana by T E Lancaster. [1]

1899 Henry Edward Rhoades married the daughter of William Hosler and Mary E Imes on November 21 in Noble County, Indiana. [2]

1900 William W. Hosler (age 54) and Mary Hosler (age 44) lived in Orange Twp Wolcottville town, Noble County, Indiana. They had been married 25 years. Mary had had 3 children, 1 surviving. [3]

1910 William W Hosler (age 64) and Mary E (age 54) lived in Orange Twp, Noble Twp, Indiana. [4]

1916 Mary E. Hosler, married, spouse of William W. Hosler, died on May 11, at age 60, in Orange Twp, Noble County, Indiana. She was born on March 14, 1856, in Indiana, daughter of William Ihms and Jane Ihms. [5]

1926 William Washington Hosler died on December 24 and was buried at Sweet Cemetery, Albion, Noble County, Indiana. William Washington Hosler was born on April 22, 1846. [6] [7]

1952 Mary Maude Rhoades died on May 22 at age 75 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. She was widowed. She was born 15 October 1876 in Noble County, Indiana to William W Hosler and Mary Elizabeth Imes. [8]

A biosketch reports [9]:

William H Hosler resides in Orange township in one of the most beautiful and palatial homes found in the rural districts of Noble county, Indiana, and is numbered among the prominent men of the county and one of its most successful farmers. Mr. Hosler was born in Morrow county, Ohio, April 22, 1846, to Samuel Rorhbaugh and Barbara (Keifer) Hosler, both natives of Pennsylvania, he of York county, where he was born November 10, 1820, and she of Lebanon county, born August 15, 1823. They resided in what was then Morrow county, Ohio, until the spring of 1850, when they moved to Indiana, stopping in Albion for a short time and then locating in Rome City. While living there the father worked at his trade, which was that of a carpenter, and two years later moved to their farm in Orange township, where they still reside. Five children were born to them, namely: John H., who resides in Reedsburg, Wis.; William W., of this sketch; Mary C, wife of Thomas L. Imes; Minerva L., who died in infancy; and Ella B., wife of William A. Imes. The paternal grandparents of William H. Hosler were George and Catherine (Rorhbaugh ) Hosler, the grandfather being a skilled carpenter. The family is of German descent and the name was originally Hasler. …

William H. Hosler was a child of four years when his parents came to Noble county, Indiana, where he grew to manhood. He was educated in the common schools and then entered the Eastman Business College, of Chicago, in 1866, where he took a complete business course. He was pleased with the free, untrammeled life of the farm and chose that vocation as the occupation of his life, meeting with well merited success as a result of his industry and application to the various details which go to form the elements of farming. He remained with his parents until his own marriage. December 10, 1874, to Miss Mary E., daughter of the late William Imes, of Orange township. Mr. Imes was one of the most widely known residents of the township, having resided here for almost fifty years, and entered heartily into all the enterprises of public import. Her mother was Jane (Hafferty) Imes, who survives her husband and lives on the homestead. Mrs. Hosler was one of seven children and was horn March 14, 1856, in Orange township, where she was reared and educated. She has presented her husband with two. daughters: Nellie, who died at the age of four days, ami Mary Mamie, who is the wife of Edward H. Rhoades, of Toledo, Ohio. Mrs. Rhoades was the recipient of her diploma at the age of thirteen and then attended the high school at Brimfield one year and at Rome City two years. She then entered the college at Oberlin, Ohio, in 1894, and took a musical and classical course at this famous institution. Mr. Rhoades is an attorney at law. He graduated from the Oberlin University, is associated with his father, and the style of the firm is Rhoades & Rhoades. Mr. and Mrs. Rhoades have one little son, by name of William Hosler. Mr. Hosler is both prominent and popular in his county, is an adherent of the Republican party and cast his first vote for Grant, he was trustee of Orange township two terms — from 1884 to 1888 — and was one of the first members of the county council appointed after that office was created. Mrs. Hosler is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Brimfield, Indiana.

William's obituary states: "Hosler William W, 80, farmer of Orange Twp and a resident of Noble County for the past 76 years, died Friday at the Kendallville hospital from a combination of heart trouble, dropsy and diabetes. He was born April 22, 1846 in Morrow County, Ohio, the son of Samuel and Barbara Hosler. When 4 years of age he moved with his parents to Indiana, stopping at Albion for a short time and then locating in Rome City. While there the father worked the trade of a carpenter and 2 years later moved to their farm in Orange Twp." [10]


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

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

[3] United States Federal Census, 1900, line 50, and next page, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[4] United States Federal Census, 1910, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[5] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[6] Find A Grave Memorial 42159948, [FindAGrave].

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

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

[9] Samuel E. Alvord, Alvord's History of Noble County, Indiana (Logansport, Indiana: 1902), 272, [InternetArchive].

[10] Newspaper, Noble County Democrat (Noble County, Indiana), December 30, 1926.