JACOB J. DAUCH. One of the leading manufacturers of Sandusky, and a successful financier, Jacob J. Dauch, has
been a. commanding figure in the industrial circles of Erie County for many years, and as president of the Hinde-Dauch
Paper Company, and of the Dauch Manufacturing Company, is actively identified with two of the important business
concerns of the city. He was born in the City of Sandusky, a son of Philip Dauch, and the grandson of a prosperous
German farmer, who spent his entire life in Wurtemburg, Germany.
Philip Dauch, the only member of his father's household to leave the fatherland, was born in Wurtemburg, Germany,
in 1820, where, after completing his early education, he served an apprenticeship at the cooper and brewer's trade.
In 1847 he immigrated to America, being eight weeks crossing the ocean in a sailing vessel. From New York; where
he landed, he came directly to Ohio, and after living in Cincinnati three years, and in Springfield one year, he
located in Sandusky, and at once established a brewery on the site now occupied by the Kuebeler-Stang brewery,
situated near the Pennsylvania coal docks. Other breweries had previously manufactured ale and quick beer, but
he brewed the first lager made in the city. He operated his brewery successfully until 1865, when, having sustained
heavy losses through endorsing notes which he had to pay, he gave up his business and retired to a farm in Margaret
Township, where he lived for five years. Removing then to Huron Township, he purchased a farm, and there spent
the remainder of his life, passing away at the venerable age of eighty six years.
The maiden name of the wife of Philip Dauch was Maria Elnora Klotz. She was born in Baden, Germany, in 1831, a
daughter of Anthony Klotz, who, in 1833, came with his family to Ohio in pioneer days, settling in the vicinity
of Springfield, Clark County, where he cleared and improved the farm on which he spent his remaining days. She
was bred, educated and married in Springfield, and now lives on the home farm in Huron Township. To her and her
husband ten children were born, two of whom died in infancy. The remaining eight are: Jacob J., Emma Augusta, Regina,
Mary Louise, Gustavus, Theodore, William, and Martha.
Obtaining his elementary education in the German and English school located on Camp Street, Sandusky, Jacob J.
Dauch afterward attended the rural schools of Margaretta and Huron townships. Subsequently entering the Buckeye
Business and Telegraph College, now the Sandusky Business College, he was graduated from that institution in 1876.
Returning then to the parental homestead, Mr. Dauch was engaged in tilling the soil until the spring of 1878, when
he accepted a position, at $12 a month, as deck hand on a steam barge. At the end of the season he returned to
the farm and resumed his former occupation, continuing his agricultural labors. In the spring of 1881 Mr. Dauch
removed to Sandusky, and for a time was engaged in the ice business. In the fall of 1881 he purchased the Sandusky
Business College, and three years later sold out to B. B. Brown, and again went back to the home farm, where, in
addition to general fanning, he operated a threshing machine and clover huller and baled hay for the neighbors,
carrying on a successful business for five or more years.
In 1888 Mr. Dauch, having acquired an interest in the paper manufacturing business then conducted by Harvey, Hinder
& Company, came to Sandusky to devote his time and energies to his new enterprise. Since he became connected
with that firm its name has been several times changed, first to Hinder, Hanson & Company, then to the Sandusky
Paper Company; later to Hinder & Dauch; and is now known as the Hinde & Dauch Paper Company, with Mr. Dauch
as its president.
In 1880 Mr. Dauch was united in marriage with Mary May Wendt. She was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and as
a child came to the United States with her parents, Henry and Martha Wendt, who located in Vermilion, Erie County,
Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Dauch have had five children: Elnora L., Leola E., Henry P. (who died aged twenty one years),
Aletha K, and Wade W. Elnora is the wife of Sidney Frogman, who is treasurer of both the Hinde & Dauch Paper
Company, and of the Dauch Manufacturing Company. In national politics Mr. Dauch is a republican, but in local affairs
he is independent, voting for the best men and measures. Industrious, enterprising and progressive, he is a self
made man in every sense implied by the term, and deserves credit for the high position he has attained, not only
in business circles but as a valued and esteemed citizen.
A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio
By: Hewson L. Peeke
Assisted by a Board of Advisory Editors
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago and New York 1916
Erie County, Ohio
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