Biography of Charles W. Hostler
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

CHARLES W. HOSTLER, a native of York County, Penn., was born May 28, 1832. His parents, John and Sarah (Waltermirne) Hostler, were natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent. They came to Hancock County, Ohio, in 1838, and settled on a farm, where Mr. Hostler now resides, in the eightieth year of his age. Mrs. H. departed this life in 1841. They were the parents of twelve children; of these, five are living. Mr. Hostler, our subject, remained at home until eighteen years of age, and assisted in clearing up the homestead. March 30, 1854, he was married to Miss Mary J. Sterling, daughter of Jacob and Jane (Grimes) Sterling, who were early settlers in Hancock County, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Hostler are the parents of six children, two of whom are living, Sarah E., wife of George Rinebarger; and Theodore. The deceased are Jacob F., Harlan L. and William A. Mr. Hostler followed jobbing and clearing until 1878, and during that time cleared 250 acres of heavy forest land. In September, 1883, he leased the hotel in Wharton, which he still conducts. He owns a house and lot on Franklin street, valued at $800. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are respected people.

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

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