Biography of A. W. Daubensoeck
North Central Ohio Biographies

A. W. Daubensoeck, who has been identified with the interests of the Dr. Hess & Clark Company, of Ashland, for a period of almost 30 years, is a highly esteemed citizen of Ashland County. He was born at Hayesville, Ohio, Nov. 30, 1879, the son of Henry and Anna (Eichelberger) Daubenspeck.

Henry Daubenspeck was born in Schuylkill County, Pa., and his wife is a native of Ashland County. He grew up in Pennsylvania and as a young man came to Richland County with his father and settled on a farm. Throughout his life he was interested in farming and stock raising. He was a Democrat and held membership in the Dunkard Church. Mr. Daubenspeck died in 1916 and is buried at Hayesville. His widow is now the wife of S. E. Budd and lives in Ashland. She holds membership in the Methodist Church. To Henry and Anna (Eichelberger) Daubenspeck were born three children: Capitola, who died in 1921, was the wife of Dr. J. W. Ogden, of Hayesville; Lelia, married E. L. Sharp, lives at Mansfield; and A. W., the subject of this sketch.

A. W. Daubenspeck grew up on his father's farm near Hayesville and obtained his early education in the district schools. He also attended Hayesville Academy. In 1902 he came to Ashland and entered the employ of the Dr. Hess & Clark Company. Since 1915 he has held the responsible position of factory superintendent.

On April 19, 1909, Mr. Daubenspeck was united in marriage with Miss Allene Sanford, of Ashland, the daughter of J. E. and Emma (Morse) Sanford. Mr. Sanford was born in Ohio, Nov. 10, 1842, and died March 13, 1900. He served throughout the entire period of the Civil War. His wife, born at Fort Atkinson, Wis., April 3, 1856, died Feb. 13, 1893. Mrs. Daubenspeck was born in Chicago, Aug. 13, 1888, and has lived in Ashland since 1900. Her brother, H. M. Sanford, is a veteran of the World War, and lives at Lakewood, Ohio, where he is interested in the insurance business. To Mr. and Mrs. Daubenspeck two daughters were born: 1. Edith Anne, born Aug. 4, 1910, a graduate of Ashland High School, and Ashland College. She is now studying music in Cleveland and has made frequent radio broadcasts. 2. Helen Louise, born Sept. 9, 1915, died Dec. 16, 1926.

In politics Mr. Daubenspeck is identified with the Democratic party. He holds membership in the Methodist Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, and Ashland Country Club.

Mr. Daubenspeck is the owner of a well improved farm of 70 acres, which is located on the King Road, two and one half miles south of Ashland. He has a tenant on the farm but spends much of his leisure time in the interests of his farm and pure bred stock.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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