Biography - C Hoes

C. H. HOES, merchant, Butler, was born in Washington County, Md., September 15, 1845; son of Hartman and Elizabeth (KNOBLE) HOES, he a native of Germany, a tailor by trade, who emigrated to America in 1837, dying in 1864; she, a native of Maryland, born January 1, 1814. They were the parents of nine children, eight boys and one girl. Our subject received his education in the common schools of his county, and commenced life as a farmer, which he followed for eight years. In 1869, he went to California, where he remained two years, and then returned to Butler, and went into merchandising, in which he is still engaged, the firm being known as Hoes Bros. Mr. Hoes was in the late war for the preservation of the Union, having been a member of an Illinois regiment. April 7, 1868, he was married in Montgomery County, to Miss Mary A. RUSH, born in Kentucky in 1847, daughter of Isaac RUSH, a native of Pennsylvania. Three children have been born to Mr. HOES - Lillian, Lucretia and George E. He is a Republican.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 202.

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