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Hatsel, John

Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 159, submitted by Judy.

John Hatsel, one of Boonville's enterprising young business men, is a native of New Orleans, born November 15, 1853, a son of Conrad Hatsel, who is an old and esteemed citizen of Spencer County, Ind. John lived with his parents until fourteen years old, receiving but a very meager education. On leaving home he went to Evansville, where for a short time he operated a stationary engine, afterward going to Henderson, KY. For a number of years after this he operated both stationary and portable engines, farmed and followed flat boating on the river. In 1875 he came to Boonville, and purchasing a threshing machine followed that occupation and farming until October, 1884, when he embarked in the grocery and restaurant business in Boonville, where he has since continued with reasonably good success. Mr. Hatsel has worked hard from early youth, and although not wealthy has secured a good farm in Spencer County, a small tract in this county, and other desirable property. In politics he is a Democrat. July 24, 1875, Ella M. Youngblood became his wife, and the following named of the three children born to them are yet living: William H. and Estella M.



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