Biography of Fred C. Hasenzahl
North Central Ohio Biographies

Fred C. Hasenzahl, who has been associated with the interests of the S. N. Ford Company, Mansfield, for a period of almost 42 years, is a highly esteemed citizen of Richland County. He was born in Mansfield, the son of Christopher and Dr. Minnie (Frea) Hasenzahl.

Christopher Hasenzahl was a native of Germany. He was a tailor by trade and followed that occupation after his arrival in the United States. He settled at Mansfield. Mr Hasenzahl was making preparations to enter the service of the Union Army during the early part of the Civil War when he was stricken with typhoid fever and died. His brothers, Fred and John, served throughout the war period. After the early death of her husband, Mrs. Hasenzahl took up the study of medicine at the Cleveland College of Physicians & Surgeons, from which she was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. She became one of the most outstanding physicians of her time and practiced medicine in Mansfield continuously until 1915. She retired at the age of 84 years and died in Mansfield two years later. Both Doctor Hasenzahl and her husband were devout members of the Lutheran Church. Their children were: Emma, lives at Mansfield; Anna, married John Marks, lives at Mansfield; Minnie, married Henry Huber, lives at Mansfield; and Fred C., the subject of this sketch.

Fred C. Hasenzahl grew up in Mansfield and attended the public schools. He was employed for a time as a clerk in W. P. Clark's Dry Goods Store, and later was connected with the business of Gantz & Miller, milliners. He then became a collector for McVey & Allison, lumber dealers, and resigned from the company's employ in 1889 as manager to enter the services of the S. N. Ford Company as a salesman. He was appointed general manager of the business in 1916. They are lumber dealers and manufacturers of builders' supplies.

In 1910 Mr. Hasenzahl was united in marriage with Miss Etta Cook, the daughter of Jesse and Mary Cook, natives of Ohio. Mr. Cook, a Civil War veteran, is deceased. His widow now lies in Mansfield. Mr. and Mrs. Hasenzahl have no children.

Politically, Mr. Hasenzahl is a Republican. He and his wife hold membership in the Lutheran Church.

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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