Biography of Otto B. Hohendorf
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Otto Bismark Hohendorf, Doctor of Chiropody, has an extensive practice in Mansfield and is recognized as one of the thoroughly capable professional men of Richland County. He was born at Piqua, Ohio, April 10, 1895, the son of Francis and Louise (Roser) Hohendorf.

Francis Hohendorf was born in Muenster, Westphalia, Germany, and was 17 years of age when he came to this country with his mother. They went to Newport, Ky., where the father had preceded them two years before. Francis llohendorf later removed to Piqua, Ohio, where he conducted a cafe and restaurant business for many years. He served throughout the Civil War and saw active service during the entire war period. Mr. Hohendorf died in 1906 and is buried at Piqua. His widow died in the flood of 1913 and is also buried at Piqua. She was born at Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Hohendorf was a Democrat, and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. To Mr. and Mrs. Hohendorf the following children were born: Charlotte, married A. M. Fry, lives at Piqua; Albert, World War veteran, having served in France, lives at Piqua; Frederick, lives at Piqua; Johanna, lives at Greenville, Ohio; Louise, married J. Lendall Williams, lives at Greenville, Ohio; William, lives at Cincinnati; Helmuth Von Moltke, lives at Milton, Vt.; Otto Bismarck, the subject of this sketch; and Emma, deceased.

Otto Bismarck Hohendorf was reared and educated at Piqua, Ohio, and in 1912 was graduated from Piqua High School. He spent the next two years in the study of law at Ohio State University, and from 1916 until 1920 was a teacher at Bacolad, Occidental Negros Island, Philippine Islands. He then spent a year in newspaper work at Piqua, after which he studied chiropody at the Ohio College of Chiropody, Cleveland, Ohio. He received a degree from that institution in 1922, and has since engaged in successful practice at Mansfield, with offices in the Walpark Building. Doctor Hohendorf spent 1925 in graduate study in Paris, France.

Doctor Hohendorf is a Republican, a member of the German Evangelical Church, and belongs to Warren Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 24, Piqua, and Optimist Club, Mansfield.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
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Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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