Biography of Jacob Hoch
Allen County, OH Biographies

JACOB HOCH, farmer, P. O. Spencerville, was born in Baden. Gei'many, December 14, 1822, son of Jacob and Catherine (Weisch) Hoch, natives of Germany, who settled in Marion County, Ohio, at an early day. Our subject received a common school education in his native land, and entered upon his career in life as a farmer. He was married in his native land, in 1847, to Elizabeth Lust, born in 1821, and by her had eleven children, of whom but two are now living: Charles and Catherine. He came to America and located in Marion County, Ohio, in 1853, removing, in 1866, to this county, and locating in Spencer Township, where he has a large farm all placed under cultivation (except about forty five acres), and upon this he has erected substantial farm buildings. He has also put up a scale house, which is supplied with scales from the Buffalo Scale Company. Mr. Hoch has beea a trustee of the German Reformed Church, of which he has been a member for a number of years. He is considered one of the leading, as well as one of the influential farmers of the township, highly esteemed for his many good qualities.

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