|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1807, Germany|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 1888|
John married Margaret White, who survives.
John B.H. and Margaret came from Hanover, Germany to America about the year 1837. They were married in Germany and the next day they boarded a ship for America. They were on the ocean for about three months.
When Grand Lake St. Marys was being formed, Margaret helped to prepare meals for the workers and John kept the fires furnished with wood. They then bought a tract of land, mostly wood land, northwest of Celina along what is now called Frahm Pike.
While John was building their dewlling, the family lived among acquaintences about a mile south of their newly purchased tact of land. John had blazed a trail, by marking trees along the way, from where they were staying to their land and where a new home was being built. One day he worked too late and the sun set quickly, making it impossible to see the next blaze on the trail. He walked around this one blazed tree all night to keep warm and to keep from going to sleep. Margaret, fearing he had lost his way, blew on a conch shell all night so he would know which way to go to arrive home safely. But he was afraid that she would become tired and quit blowing the conch shell, so he decided to stay at the tree which he knew was on the blazed trail.
Eventually the buildings were all completed and the land cleared of trees. In time the farm became the property of the oldest son, Henry. In 1978, the farm was owned by one of Henry's grandsons, Corwin Hellwarth. This farm, located in Hopewell Twp., has been in the possession of some member of the family for over 100 years.
The family name was changed from Hoene to Hoenie around the latterpart of 1888. A school teacher, Ben Klinger, stated that it would be more like an English name with the new spelling . John and Margaret were Lutherans. John died of a heart disease at 80 years, 7 months and 25 days.
Margaret White Hoenie (1806 - 1888)
Henry H Hoenie (1838 - 1914)*
John Hoenie (1844 - 1924)*
George Hoenie (1848 - 1926)*
North Grove Cemetery
Plot: Ward 2, Row 4
Created by: Mike Dearbaugh
Record added: May 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19394714
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