Biography of John David Hoelscher


Hoelscher, John David, Eden, p. o. East Eden, a prominent and influential man of East Eden, was born in Buffalo, August 26, 1864. He attended the St. Mary's Parochial School and the Buffalo College being graduated from the latter when fifteen. He then entered a store as clerk, and later learned the file-cutter's trade, which he plied for five years; he also assisted his father in his work at the docks for a time, and when his father moved to Eden he came with him, where he has since lived and has assumed the management of the farm. In March, 1893, he was elected justice of the peace. In 1895 he was nominated for supervisor, but was defeated, the town being largely Republican. In October, 1896, he married Rosa Weber of Eden, and a daughter of Anthony Weber. Mr. Hoelscher's father, Frank Hoelscher, was a native of Hanover, Germany, and was born February 2, 1833. In 1862 he married and migrated to America and settled in Buffalo, where he engaged as stevedore, which he continued until 1888, when he removed to the town of Eden and purchased the farm on which he now resides. His wife was Mary Elizabeth Kuhlmann, and their children are J. David, Anna and Mary.

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