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Herman Hautzenroeder, who is identified with the Workmen's Compensation Service Bureau, is a substantial citizen of Mansfield and a member of one of the city's oldest families. He was born in Mansfield, Dee. 1, 1878, the son of Leonard and Mathelda (Spamer) llautzenroeder.

Leonard Hautzenroeder was a prominent citizen and leading business man of Mansfield for many years, where he engaged in the manufacture of cigars. He was born at Herbstein, Hessen, Germany, and came to the United States in 1866. Mr. Hautzenroeder was a cigar maker by trade and in 1867 engaged in business in Mansfield. Three years later he became associated with Edward Homberger, the firm being known as Hautzenroeder & Homberger. In 1906 the firm was incorporated as the Hautzenroeder Company, with Leonard Hautzenroeder as president. He served in that capacity until his death in 1916. Well known cigars manufactured by the company included such names as "Old Crow", "Admiral Hopkins," "Larona," and others. It was recognized as the largest and leading cigar factory in this section of the country until about 1905. Mr. Hautzenroeder was a Democrat and a member of the Knights of Pythias. His wife, also a native of Germany, died in 1915. Both are buried in Mansfield. Their children were: Albert, who is identified with the Aetna Insurance Company, Mansfield; Emma, married E. F. Effman, lives at Los Angeles, Calif.; Karl, retail cigar dealer, lives at Mansfield; Herman, the subject of this sketch; and Ernest, retired, lives at San Diego, Calif.

The education of Herman Hautzenroeder was received in the public schools of Mansfield. He spent three years at Kenyon Military College and during 1897 and 1898 studied at a private school in Oberbeil, Germany. Mr. Hautzenroeder then completed a course at Media (Pa.) Business College in 1901, and immediately became identified with his father's cigar business as a salesman. He later operated a branch factory at Galion, Ohio. In 1912 he became secretary of the Board of Public Service and Board of Control under Mayor William O'Donald's administration. Two years later he went as a claims investigator for the Industrial Commission, State of Ohio, and served in that capacity until April, 1929. Since July, 1929, Mr. Hautzenroeder has been identified with the Workmen's Compensation Service Bureau in Mansfield, which was established by him at that time. Its territory includes the entire state of Ohio.

Mr. Hautzenroeder was married first to Miss Julia Kailmerten, the daughter of Arnold and Mary Kalimerten. She died in 1915 and is buried in Mansfield. To this union was born a son, Leonard Arnold, who is now a student in the Cincinnati College of Medicine. Mr. Hautzenroeder was married in 1917 to Miss Rose Pearl Shively, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Shively, of Richland County. Mr. Shively is a farmer.

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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