Biography of George L. Hoke
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GEORGE L HOKE is a native of Crawford County, Ohio, born September 20, 1853; son of William and Henrietta (Smith) Hoke, natives of Germany, who came to America in 1834, settling in Crawford County, Ohio, where he established a cabinet shop, and did an extensive business; he was an expert in the art of inlaying bone, brass, ivory, etc., and brought with him from Germany an outfit of tools presented to him by his employer at the close of his apprenticeship for the mastery of his trade; he spent many years in Strasburg, his handiwork being among some of the finest in Europe; he died in 1873, aged fifty seven years. The mother died in 1863. George Hoke, the subject of this sketch, was given a common school education, and at sixteen began work in a sash and door factory, subsequently with J. Stoll & Co., entering the carriage shops of Seider & Beidler, of Upper Sandusky, in whose employ he remained six years. In 1879, he formed a partnership with M. B. Myers in the manufacture of wagons, buggies, etc., at Fowler, where they are doing a flourishing business. Mr. Hoke was married, March 12, 1874, to Mary Fought, daughter of Aaron Fought, and three children have been born to them, William F., Martha R. and Rolley. In politics, Mr. Hoke is a strong temperance Democrat; as a citizen he is highly esteemed.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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