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William F Hart
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1850
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1922
Clark County
Ohio, USA

Son of Godfrey Hart and Anna Lugenbidal/Luckenbill Hart, both of whom came to the USA from Switzerland. Godfrey was a cabinet and coffin maker in the USA.

William Hart is said to have been a Godly man involved in his German Baptist church. He attended a German school as a child here in the USA. See the below:


" History of Champaign County, Ohio, its people, industries and institutions (Volume 2). (page 64 of 111"

One of the substantial and progressive farmers of Champaign county
is William Hart, living on his well-tilled farm of eighty-eight acres in Jack-
son township three miles south of St. Paris. He was born on September
20, 185 1, in Audrain county, Missouri, the son of Gottleib and Annie
(Luckenbill) Hart, both of whom were natives of Switzerland.

Gottleib Hart and his wife were both born in Switzerland and came
as children with their respective parents to America in an early day, locating
first in Holmes county, Ohio, where they grew to maturity and were mar-
ried. Shortly after their marriage they went west to Missouri, where Gott-
lieb Hart followed his trade as a cabinet and coffin maker for a few years
when his death occurred, and his widow returned with her family to Holmes
county, Ohio, where she married again and afterwards went to live in Stark
county, Ohio, where she lived the remainder of her life. By her first mar-
riage to Gottleib Hart there were two children born, William and Gottlieb,
the latter of whom died while young. To her second marriage were born
seven children, two of whom are living: George Hoffman, of Holmes
county, Ohio, and Mrs. Henrietta Strubill, living in Michigan.

xfter his mother's return from Missouri, William Hart lived with
his grandfather in Holmes county, Ohio, receiving his education in German
in the district schools of that county. At the age of seventeen he started
out in life for himself by learning the carpenter trade, in which vocation


he was engaged for a number of years. In 1890 he decided to take up
farming, and moved with his family from Holmes county to Champaign
county, locating at Mt. Tabor, and has lived in this county continuously
since that time with the exception of two years, which he spent in Paulding
county, Ohio, on his farm there. In 19 10 he purchased his present farm
which he has improved in many ways until he now has a very attractive
piece of farm property. Here he is engaged in general farming and the
breeding and raising of live stock for the markets.

On December 25, 1875, William Hart was married to Catherine Kendle,
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Troyer) Kendle, who is a native of Holmes
county, Ohio, her parents having come from Pennsylvania. To this union
have been born seven children, four of whom are now living : Savilla, widow
of Fred Wade, of Urbana, Ohio; John, a resident of this county; Charles,
living in Clark county, this state; Ella, the wife of Jacob Stayrook, a farmer
of Mad River township, this county; William B., Edward N. and Mrs.
Bertie D. Brennon, the last three named being deceased. Both Mr. Hart and
his wife were reared in the faith of the German Reformed church, and
take an active interest in church work. He is a Democrat in politics, and
a firm believer in the principles of that party, although not an office seeker. "
Family links: 
  Catherine Kendle Hart (1852 - 1922)*
  Charles F Hart (1878 - 1951)*
  Ella Rose Hart Stayrook (1879 - 1948)*
  Bertha Della Hart Brennan (1891 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Dale Cemetery
Champaign County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 57 - Lot 8
Maintained by: BJ
Originally Created by: America
Record added: Sep 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29961070
William F Hart
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William and Catherine were my great-great-grandparents. I have been enjoying researching them and finding out interresting facts about them.
- BJ
 Added: Mar. 12, 2012

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