Biography of Edward R. Hotsenpiller
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





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.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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