Biography of David Houdesell
Hancock County, OH Biographies

DAVID HOUDESHELL, merchant, Arlington, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, February 16, 1823, son of George and Catherine (Bibler) Houdeshell, Americans by birth, but of German descent, the former of whom, a farmer, and in politics an earnest Democrat, did active service in the war of 1812. Our subject came to this county in 1836, and has since resided here, engaged chiefly in general farming. In 1884 he opened a hardware store in Arlington, and, with his sons. gives most of his attention to his mercantile interests. Mr. Houdeshell has filled the office of treas. urer for his township, and is one of its representative German citizens. He married, February 19, 1846, Miss Mary A. Funk, daughter of Martin Funk, an old pioneer of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Houdeshell have eight chil.dren living: Lydia A. Catherine J. George D. Daniel H., Sarah M. Manuel J., John E. and Nancy L.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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