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1817 On 10 January, Henry Hosler was born, based on his age at death, likely in Codorus Twp, York County, based on the census records of his parents in 1810 and 1820.

1818 On 13 August, Lydia Hoffman was born, based on her age at death, likely in Codorus Twp, York County, based on the census records of her grand-father in 1810 and 1820.

1820 The parents of Henry Hosler [1] and the grand-father of Lydia Hoffman [2] lived in Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania.

1830 The parents of both Henry Hosler and Lydia Hoffman lived in Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [3]

c 1830 The families of Henry Hosler and Lydia Hoffman both moved to Ohio about this time. [4]

1832 Henry Hassler of Wayne County, Ohio patented land in Morrow County, Ohio. [5]

1839 Lydia Hoffman and Henry Hosler [Horsler] were married in Richland County, Ohio on March 17 [6]. Photocopy, Marriage record of Lydia Hoffman and Henry Hosler, Richland County, Ohio, 1839.

1840 Henry Hosler (age 20-30) and Lydia (age 30-40) and son, age 0-5 (Levi?), lived in Richland County, Ohio. [7]Photocopy, 1840 census, Henry Hosler.

1843 Henry R Hosler was appointed guardian to Jesse Hoffman, Lydia's brother, upon the death of her father John Adam Hoffman [8]Photocopy, Adam Hoffman's estate, 1843, Richland County, Ohio.

1850 Henry Hosler (age 33) and wife Lydia (age 30) lived in Congress Twp, Morrow County, Ohio with children Levi (age 10), Jacob (age 8), Juliann (age 6), Susan (age 5), Mary A (age 3), and George (age 1). [9][10]

1851 On March 1, Henry and Lydia Hosler sold lot 12 in George Rule's addition to the town of Woodbury in Perry Twp to George G Nickey for $25. Jesse Hoffman (Lydia's brother) was a witness.

1852 Henry Hosler's parents, George B and Catherine Hosler, sold land in Congress Twp, Morrow County, Ohio [section 13 of Twp 18, Range 20] to Henry R Hosler for $800.

1856 On 18 Dec, Henry Hosler purchased 30 acres in Morrow County, Ohio [section 3, Twp 18] from William and Mary Ruhl. Witnessed by Henry and George Ruhl.

1857 On 17 Jan, Henry R Hosler purchased 80 acres of school lands in Morrow County, Ohio [section 3, twp 18, range 20] for $1800 from Thomas Barham and his wife Mary Magdalene. The sale was finalized by George Rule, Justice of the Peace of Morrow County.

1857 Henry R Hosler had 130 acres in section 3 and 82 acres in section 13 of CongressTwp, Morrow County, Ohio [11]. Isaac Ruhl, Lydia's brother-in-law, owned adjacent land. Several other Ruhl and Rule families owned land nearby. Photocopy, Woodford map of Congress Twp, Morrow County, Ohio with Henry Hosler landholding (sections 3 and 13), 1857.

1860 Henry Hosler [Mosler] (age 42) and wife Lydia (age 40) lived by the Whetstone post office in Congress Twp, Morrow County, Ohio with children Jacob (age 17), J (age 16), Susan (age 15), Mary A (age 13), and Geo. W. (age 11), Catharine (age 8), Joanna (age 6), James H (age 1), and Lydia A (age 1). The estate was valued at $2800+$690. The nearby listings indicated this was the lot of land in section 3 of the township. [12]

1861 On 18 June, Henry and Lydia Hosler sold 80 acres in school lands in Morrow County, Ohio [section 3, twp 18, see purchase in 1857] to John Garverick for $3000.

1863 On 18 May, Henry Hosler's parents, George B Hosler and Catherine, sold 20 acres to Henry R Hosler in Morrow County, Ohio [section 18 in Twp 19]. No price was named. George died later during the year.

1864 Henry and Lydia Hosler sold 20 acres of land in Morrow County, Ohio [section 18, Twp 19] to Adam Baker for $600. Henry Hosler's brother George made a similar transaction.

1864 On 15 Dec, Henry and Lydia Hosler sold land in Morrow County to Henry Coldwell.

Henry Hosler moved to Noble County, Indiana. [13]

1865 On 30 December, an account was made of the estate of father George B Hosler, deceased, naming widow Catharine Hosler and other heirs: Jacob Steffy, Samuel Hosler, Henry R Hosler, Abraham R Hosler, Isaac Ruhl and wife Leah [14].

1870 Henry Hosler (age 52), farmer, and wife Lydia (age 51) lived in Green Twp, Noble County, Indiana with children George (age 21), Catherine (age 18), Joann (age 15), Lydia A. (age 10), and James (age 10), all born in Ohio. Henry was working on the farm, Lydia kept house, and George was a laborer. [15]

1874 HR Hosler was a landowner in Green Township in Noble County. Photocopy,  map of Green Twp, Noble County, Indiana 1874 with HR Hosler landholding. [16]

1880 Henry Hosler (age 62, farmer) and Lydia Hosler (61) lived in Green Twp, Noble County, Indiana with children Joann (age 23), Lydia A. (age 21), and Henry (James?) (age 21), all born in Ohio. Son Henry was working on the farm, Grandson Edward Reed (age 6) was born in Indiana and his parents were born in Indiana and Ohio. No one was listed as having any disability. Edward Reed was Joanna's son. [17][18]

1890 Lydia's obituary states: "Mrs Henry Hosler, age 72, widow of the late Henry R. Hosler of Green Twp and mother of L. H. Hosler, formerly proprietor of the railroad saw mill here, Mrs. F. M. Weirich and another son, James H. Hosler of Washington. She died November 7 at the house of Adam Hoffman north of Albion and was buried in the cemetery near Noblesville." [19][20] The Adam Hoffman named was Lydia's brother, who named her in his will of 1897.

1887-1890 Henry and Lydia Hosler were buried in Merriam Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam, Indiana. Inscription: Henry R. Hosler Died Feb. 17, 1887. Aged 70 Yrs. 1 Mo. 7 D's. Meet us in heaven. Lydia Hosler Died November 7, 1890, Aged 72y 3m 25d.


1887 Henry Hosler gravestone, Merriam, Indiana. [21]

1890 Lydia Hoffman Hosler gravestone, Merriam, Indiana. [22] 1897 The identity of Lydia Hoffman Hosler's parents were clarified by the probate record of her brother Adam Hoffman, who died 15 Oct, 1897 in Noble County, Indiana.

1897 estate paper for Adam Hosler. The record listed brothers John Hoffman Sr, Jesse Hoffman, Samuel Hoffman (deceased), Michael Hoffman (resident of Ohio) and sisters Polly Bowman, and Levi Hosler son of Lydia Hosler deceased. Research Notes: before 1839 Story, Synopsis of how we identified Julia Hoffman's family. 1832 Henry Hosler, perhaps not this one [age 15?], of Wayne County, Ohio was granted 276 acres near Perry Twp, Richland County, Ohio. 1832 President Andrew Jackson granted land to Henry Hosler, perhaps not this one [age 15?], in Morrow County, Ohio. Photocopy, 1832 Grant to Henry Hosler by President Andrew Jackson. 1834 Henry Hossler of Stark County, perhaps not this one [age 17?], was granted land in Ohio, section 27, township 3 north, range 13(30?) by President Andrew Jackson. Photocopy, 1834 Ohio land grant for Henry Hosler. 1835 Henry Hossler of Stark County, Ohio, perhaps not this one [age 18?], was granted land in Ohio, section 36, township 1 north, range 16 by President Andrew Jackson. Photocopy, and Photocopy, 1835 Ohio land grants for Henry Hosler. 1887 Henry R Hosler died in Noble County, Indiana on 17 February 1887. The records named spouse Lydia and children Levi H, Jacob H, James H, Lydia E Hosler, Julia Rivir, Susanna Huntsman, Mary Rench, Catharine Wirich, Joanna Gaff. [http://gen.nobleco.lib.in.us/Births/DeathsHK.htm]

Footnotes:

[1] US census, 1820, Reel 0114, Image 61, line 15, [Internet Archive].

[2] US census, 1820, Reel 0114, Image 62, line 5, [Internet Archive].

[3] US census, 1830, Reel 0160, Image 659, line 11 and line 8 from bottom, [Internet Archive].

[4] A Centennial Biographical History of Crawford County Ohio (Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1902), 260, [HathiTrust].

[5] United States Bureau of Land Management Patent, [US_BLM].

[6] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 0388736 V. 3-6 of Ohio mariages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[7] FamilySearch.org, line 11, US census, 1840, [FamilySearch_Record].

[8] Richland County Ohio Administration Records 4-332, [FamilySearch_Image].

[9] US census, 1850, Reel 0716, Image 235, family 1564, [Internet Archive].

[10] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1850, [FamilySearch_Record].

[11] Harwood & Watson, surveyors, Map of Morrow County, Ohio, from actual surveys (Philadelphia: Woodford & Bartley, 1857), [Library_Congress].

[12] US census, 1860, Reel 1017, Image 440, family 641, [Internet Archive].

[13] A Centennial Biographical History of Crawford County Ohio (Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1902), 260, [HathiTrust].

[14] Morrow County Ohio Journal 2A-515, [FamilySearch_Image].

[15] US census, 1870, Reel 0347, Image 280, family 122, [Internet Archive].

[16] SW & PA Durant, Illustrated Historical Atlas of Noble County Indiana (Andreas and Baskin, 1874), 30, section 19, [Internet Archive].

[17] US census, 1880, Reel 0302, Image 200, family 121, [Internet Archive].

[18] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1880, [FamilySearch_Record].

[19] Newspaper, Noble Democrat, 11-11-1890.

[20] C. J. Whan, Noble County, Indiana, Records from the Whan Collection (Web-based: Noble County Public Library), Martha's Noble County obituaries, [Noble_County_Library].

[21] Find A Grave Memorial 25465039, [Find_A_Grave].

[22] Find A Grave Memorial 25465049, [Find_A_Grave].


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