William H. HiseAge: 87 years18181905

William H. Hise
Given names
William H.
Birth July 25, 1818 26
Marriage of parentsJohn HiseEva Elizabeth KunkelView this family
1819 (Age 5 months)
Shared note: The Marriage was solemnized at the home of K. Shumaker (York Co, PA)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohann Heinrich “Henry” Kunkel
1827 (Age 8 years)
Marriage of a parentSamuel LareEva Elizabeth KunkelView this family
July 31, 1844 (Age 26 years)
MarriageIsabelle RidgelyView this family
March 13, 1845 (Age 26 years)
shoemaker, learned from his father
1845 (Age 26 years)
justice of the peace
1845 (Age 26 years)
Death of a motherEva Elizabeth Kunkel
November 22, 1885 (Age 67 years)
Farming 80 acres
1887 (Age 68 years)
Death of a wifeIsabelle Ridgely
March 10, 1895 (Age 76 years)
Death August 19, 1905 (Age 87 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 1819York Co, Pennsylvania
-5 months
Mother’s family with Samuel Lare - View this family
Marriage: July 31, 1844Crawford Co, OH
Family with Isabelle Ridgely - View this family
Marriage: March 13, 1845Crawford Co, OH

Shared note

Biography from History of Crawford County Ohio 1902 page 101 WILLIAM H. HISE. One of the most widely known and highly esteemed citizens of Liberty township, Crawford county, is William Hise, who for forty years was an eminent justice of the peace and for a period of four years the careful and efficient treasurer of Liberty township. By birth Mr. Hise is a Pennsylvanian, being born in York county, on July 25, 1818. His parents were John and Eve E. (Knuckle) Hise, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania, and the fathers of both were born in Hesse, Germany. They came to America as soldiers in the British army during the Revolutionary war and both the grand- fathers participated in one engagement, but after it was over both of them deserted from the British army, joined the troops under General Washington and continued their services in the Patriot army until the close of the struggle. Many of their Hessian acquaintances who were taken prisoners at the battle of Stillwater did likewise. After the close of the War, Mr. Hise and Mr. Knuckle made their way to York county, Pennsylvania, where they settled and turned their attention to farming, literally turning their swords into plough- shares. There both lived to advanced age. This Hise, of Revolutionary fame, reared four sons, and one of them, John, became the father of our subject. He learned the trade of shoemaker, married in York county and then lived for a time in Adams county, coming to Crawford county, Ohio, in 1824. Here he entered eighty acres of land in Jefferson township, built his log cabin and established a shoe shop. His land was cleared by hired help, as he was able to earn enough by his trade to pay for having it done. Here he prospered until he removed to Bucyrus, in 1832, and to Circleville in 1836. William H. Hise learned the shoe trade of his father and worked with him in Crawford county until the latter's removal. He then opened a shoe shop at Parchers Corners, in 1844. The following year, on March 13, 1845, He was united in marriage to Miss Isabella Ridgely, a native of Wayne county, Ohio, u-ho was horn on July 15, i8i8. She was a daughter of Wesley Ridgely, who came to Crawford county either in 1818 or 1819 and settled in Jefferson township. Later he sold his first farm auth located on another two miles east of Bucyrus, and in 1844 removedl to Cass county, Michigan, where he died in the following year. Mr. and Mrs. Hise had seven children, the six survivors being Sarah C., the widow of Nelson Smith. of Bucyrus, Ohio; John W., of this township Andrew H., of Carrollton, Ohio ; Samuel L., of this township ; Nora B., the wife of 0. E. DeWitt, of Bucyrus; and Rebecca, at home. Mrs. Hise, the de- voted wife and mother, passed out of life on March 10, 1895. Following his marriage Mr. Hise removed to Liberty township and bought an acre of land upon which was a house and shop and began Work at his trade, which he followed industriously and continuously until about 1887, a period of nearly forty-two years. Then he gave up work and since that time has devoted his attention to the cultivation of his farm of eighty acres, which he purchased abotit 1865, and removed to this property in 1876, his sons managing the farm while he continued his work at his trade, which always was pressing. Mr. Hise has been very active in Democi-atic circles in the county and has been held in stich high esteem that his selection as township treasurer met with approval from ~:oth partiez. Four years of service were faithfully given, and~ also several years as township trustee. For forty years his decisions as justice of the peace were upheld by the superior courts and he then declined to serve longer. Although Mr. Hise has reached his eighty-third year he is a, man of much yotinger years in appearance, rides a bicycle with pleasure and during the past year not only seeded but cultivated seven acres of corn and seven of oats by his own labor! Through this section of the county no one~ is better or more favorably known than William H. Hise.