Biography of Henry H. Hagelbarger
Coshocton County, OH Biographies

Henry Harrison Hagelbarger is a prosperous farmer of Tiverton township, owning one hundred and sixty seven acres of valuable land here. He is a native son of the township, born June 24, 1861, of the marriage of Jacob and Eliphal (Humphrey) Hagelbarger. The father was born in the state of New York, March 21, 1835, and came with his parents to Coshocton county, the family home being established in Jefferson township. He grew up on the home farm, subsequent to which time he removed to Tiverton township and with the exception of two years spent in Cerro Gordo county, Iowa, has spent his time in Coshocton county. He still survives and makes his home a few miles south of Tiverton. The mother was born in the Buckeye state and was married in Coshocton county. She became the mother of three children: Catherine Elizabeth, now the wife of I. L. Ghin, of Geneva, Nebraska; Henry H., of this review; and one who died in infancy. The father also passed to her final reward about this time and both lie buried in Cerro Gordo county, Iowa.

Henry H. Hagelbarger was but two years old at the time of his mother's demise. He was then carefully reared by the father and was educated in the district schools of Tiverton township. He remained at home until he had reached the age of twenty two years and has made farming his life work, He now owns one hundred and sixty seven acres of land in Tiverton township, this constituting one of the best tracts in this section of Coshocton county. Six years ago he built a fine, modern residence, supplied with every convenience and accessory for the comfort of the inmates, has good barns and outbuildings, and everything about his place is kept in a neat and thrifty condition. He carries on general farming and is interested in the Horse Breeders' Association, owning a third interest in the French draft horse, Tongours. He is also a stockholder in the Bell Telephone Company.

Mr. Hagelbarger was married January 1, 1888, to Miss Dora Winslow, a. daughter of David and Sarah (Spurgeon) Winslow. The Winslow ancestry can be traced back to the time of the Mayflower and members of the name were heroes in the war of the Revolution. The paternal grandfather came to Ohio from Massachusetts, covering the entire distance on foot. He located the farm in Tiverton township on which our subject now resides. This region was then a dense wilderness and the grandfather in due course of time developed a good farm property. He built a log house, which at that time was considered the best house in Tiverton township and which until six years ago remained the family residence. It was on this farm and in that log house that David Winslow, the father of Mrs. Hagelbarger, was born and here he spent his entire life, his death occurring January. 25, 1901. The wife and mother died June 8, 1889, and their remains lie buried in the Baptist cemetery in Tiverton township. After the of his wife Mr. Winslow remained in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hagelbarger, from whom he received the most devoted care. Mrs. Hagelbarger has one sister, Elizabeth, now the wife of J. .J. Day, a general merchant of Killbuek, this state. The former was educated in the district schools and remained with her parents until the time of her marriage.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Hagelbarger has been blessed with six children: Noble H., who was born September 14, 1889, and is in school; Nellie, born December 11, 1892; Ralph W., born January 11, 1897; Ruth. born October 25, 1899; Wayne, born January 25, 1902; and one who was born 'September 26, 1905, and died in infancy.

Politically Mr. Hagelbarger is a republican an ci his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Disciples church at Tiverton, of which his wife and two eldest children are also members. His fraternal relations are with the Patrons of Husbandry, and he is a master of the Grange. Having spent his entire life in Tiverton township, Mr. Hagelbarger has a very wide and favorable acquaintance here. He is therefore interested in the progress and advancement of the community in which he lives and has always done his full share in bringing such conditions about, His estimable wjfu also shares with him in the esteem in which he is held and their own hospitable home is a favorite resort for their many friends.

Centennial History of Coshocton County, Ohio
By William J. Bahmer
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1909

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