EDWARD R. HOTSENPILLER, manufacturer, Springfield; of Boyd, Hotsenpiller & Co., manufacturers of cloth covered
burial caskets, Nos. 66 and 68 East Washington street, Springfield. Among the many manufacturing firms of Springfield
who deserve notice is the above, devoted to a sad but necessary calling. Although of recent origin, their goods
are noted for elegance and fine finish, and they have already established a valuable reputation, and their trade
extends to all parts of the country. Mr. Hotsenpiller is the financial backbone of the firm, and a man of considerable
culture and good business ability. He was born in Chillicothe in 1834; his parents were from Virginia, and were
among the early residents of Ross County. The subject of this sketch received a rudimentary education in his youth,
which was afterward supplemented by high school advantages and experience as a printer. In 1864, he purchased the
Sandusky Register, which he conducted about two years with marked financial success, but, owing to enfeebled health,
sold out and came to Springfield, and was engaged in the manufacture of hominy, operating on a large scale, until
fire swept away his factories, one of which, since rebuilt, has become the casket factory. Mr. Hotsenpiller is
also proprietor of Wright's hominy mill, in which he does a considerable business, and is also owner of several
tracts of land in different States, among which is a 700 acre tract of fine land in Missouri, near Kansas City.
He is regarded as a careful business man, and is a capitalist of considerable strength. He is a Republican in politics;
has been a member of the Masonic fraternity a number of years; was a charter member of Moncrieffe Lodge, No. 33,
Knights of Pythias, and is highly respected in the circles in which he moves.
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