Biography of William H. Hazen
Potter County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM H. HAZEN, farmer, P. 0. Roulette, son of George G. and Eliza A. (Remmele) Hazen, was born in Stewardson township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1842. His father located there at an early day and engaged in the lumber trade until his removal to Coudersport, and a little later to Roulette, where he was in the lumber business for fifteen or twenty years. He then purchased a farm in Liberty township, McKean county, where he still has his residence. Mrs. Hazen died in July, 1881. Their children were William H., Charles A., and Mary A., who died when six years of age. William H. remained an inmate of the parental home until after the breaking out of the Civil war, when he enlisted, in August, 1862, in Company K, One Hundred and Forty ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was mustered out of the service in June, 1865. He then returned to Roulette, where he has since lived. He worked at the carpenter's trade a number of years, and was also in the lumber business until 1881, when he bought the farm where he now lives. In May, 1872, he married Luzerne, daughter of George Weimer; she died October 31, 1879, leaving two children, Glenn W. and Carl S. In 1882 Mr. Hazen married Esther E. French, daughter of Nehemiah French, and they have one child, Warren N. Mr. Hazen is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M., and of A. F. Jones Post, No. 204, G. A. R. In politics he is a Republican. Mrs. Hazen's father, Nehemiah French, settled in Port Allegany in 1856. He was a farmer and lumberman. He married Margaret Shaff, who died in 1851, leaving three children, Sarah D., Martha R. and William H. September 5, 1852, he took for his second wife Olive I. Samson, who died December 10, 1887, leaving two children. John C. and Esther E. Mr. French now makes his home with Mr. and Mrs. Hazen.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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