William H. Heise1
M, b. 25 July 1818, d. 19 August 1905
William H. was born on Saturday, 25 July 1818 in York County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John & Eva Elizabeth [Kankel] Heise. William married Isabella Ridgely, daughter of Westall Ridgely and Elizabeth Heim, on 13 March 1845 in Crawford County, Ohio.2 William & Isabella had children: Sarah Cornelia [2/17/1846], John Wesley [3/15/1849-11/11/1936][m. Irene Jane Tustison], Andrew H. [8/24/1851-7/01/1927]m. 3/12/1879 Hatti F. Zeigler], Samuel L. [7/04/1853-4/10/1930][Ida J. Briggs], Mary , Mariah Rebecca [11/17/1857-11/01/1957][m. 1915 Grant U. Tilbury] and Norah B. 4/06/1860-3/28/1940][m. 111/12/1881 Olin Evans Dewitt]. 3 September 1850, William and his wife, Isabella, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio. Enumerated in this household were William Heise [32 Pennsylvania], his wife: Isabella [31 Ohio], children: Sarah C. [4 Ohio] & John W. [1 Ohio]. He is a shoemaker. [Note: His brother George is listed directly below him whiile his mother, Eva Elizabeth, is directl above him with his two siblings Sarah and James - KLM]3 28 June 1860, William and his wife, Isabella, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Liberty Township. Enumerated in this household were Willam H. Heise [41 Pennsylvania-shoemaker], his wife: Isabella [41 Ohio], children: Sarah [14 Ohio], John [12 Ohio], Andrew [10 Ohio], Samuel [8 Ohio], Mary [6 Ohio], Rebecca [3 Ohio], & unnamed [2/12 Ohio].4 3 July 1870, William and his wife, Isabella, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Liberty Township. Enumerated in this household were Wm H. Hise [51 Pennsylvania], Isabella [50 Ohio], John W [21 Ohio], Andrew [18 Ohio], Sanuel [16 Ohio], Rebecca [ 12 Ohio] & Nora B. [10 Ohio]. The couple had real estate valued at $6,650 and personal property valued at $2000. William is a farmer his three sons are all helping with the farming.5 18 June 1880, William and his wife, Isabella, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Liberty Township. Enumerated in this household were William H Hise [61 Pennsylvania], Isabell [61 Ohio], John W. [28 Ohio], Samuel S. [24 Ohio], Mariah R. [22 Ohio], Nora B. [20 Ohio] & his mother: Eve [82 Pennsylvania].6 William's wife, Isabella, died on 23 March 1895 in Liberty Township leaving him a widower. 9 June 1900, William was listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Liberty Township. Enumerated in this household were William H, Hise [81 Pennsylvania - July 1818] & Rebecca [42 Ohio - November 1857]. He is a farmer and owns his farm free and clear.7 William departed this life on Saturday, 19 August 1905 in Liberty Township at age 87 years and 25 days. He was buried there in Crall Cemetery (Liberty Chapel). The inscription on their tombstone reads: W. H. Hise - July 25, 1818 - Aug. 19,1905 - Isabella Hise - July 15,1818 - Mar. 28, 1895.8
|Isabella Ridgely b. 15 Jul 1818, d. 23 Mar 1895|
- [S306] John Edward Hopley, History of Crawford County and Ohio, pages 925-926 - LIBERTY TOWNSHIP - W. H. HISE farmer; P. O. Bucyrus: was born July 25, 1818, in York Co., Penn., the son of John and Eve (Kunckle) Hise, who were both natives of Pennsylvania: but his grandfathers, both Hise and Kunckle. ware natives of Hesse, Germany, and carne to this country as soldiers in the British army of the Revolution. (Britain had in those days, many Hessian soldiers, and many of them were sent to participate in the Revolutionary conflict with the Colonies.) Hise and Kunckle participated in one engagement against the States, and, at the close of that attach, they deserted the British ranks, but did not shrink from fear of danger or leave the battlefield for more comfortable quarters, but immediately joined Washington's troops, and continued to do service with the American soldiers till the close of the war. Many of the Hessians, their acquaintances. who were in the British army, were taken prisoners at the battle of Stillwater, and likewise volunteered their services to the Colonial force. After the close of the Revolution. Hise and Kunckle pushed their way to York Co., Penn. There they settled, and turned their attention to farming, and lived to an advanced age. Hise, the Hessian of Revolutionary fame, reared four sons. One of them, John, and father of our subject-reared a family of seven children, three of whom were born in Pennsylvania, and the four youngest in Crawford Co., Ohio. They settled in Jackson Township Oct. 20, 1824. The family afterward moved to Whetstone Township, where the old gentleman died in the spring of 1836. His widow married Samuel Lare, but he has since died, and she still survives at the advanced age of 82 years. When W. H. Hise was quite young, he learned the shoemaker's trade and opened a shop in Galion being one of the first industries of the kind in that place, where he worked two years, then moved back to his, father's in Jackson Township and remained at home for some time, and in 1832 he opened a shop in Bucyrus, where he remained three years, then moved to Sulphur Springs for about one year, thence to Whetstone Township, where his time and attention were divided between farming and working at his trade, from 1836 until 1844. On March 13, 1845, he married Isabella Ridgley. She was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, July 15, 1818, and came here with her parents, who settled in Jackson Township, this county, when she was about 6 weeks old. Mr. and Mrs. Hise are parents of seven children, six of whom are living own 95 acres of good and well improved land, which he purchased in 1858, at the same time carrying on his shop work a little south of his present residence, where he has earned and laid, by his unceasing industry, the basis of his comfortable home, as he was actually in debt over $100 when he was married, and no means of any consequence within his control. Since 1871, he has devoted his attention to his farm, seldom doing anything at his trade. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1865, and served three terms, in which office he is now holding his fourth term. He has been Township Treasurer six years; also held the office of Township Trustee for several years.
- [S582] Crawford County, Ohio Marriage Records: 13 March 1845 - Isabella Ridgely to William Heis.
- [S674] 1850 United States Federal Census: Crawford County, Ohio - page 405 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
- [S675] 1860 United States Federal Census: Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio - page 133 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
- [S676] 1870 United States Federal Census: Libery Township, Crawford County, Ohio - page 31, Line 6. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
- [S677] 1880 United States Federal Census: Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio - Enumeration District 104, Sheet 27, LIne 6. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
- [S679] 1900 United States Federal Census: Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio - Enumeration District not listed, Sheet 3B, LIne 94. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
- [S225] Carl Shumaker, Cemeteries of Crawford County, Ohio, Volume 3: page 227 - William H. Hise born: 25 July 1818; died: 19 August 1905; parents: John Hise & Eva Kunckle; spouse: Isabella Ridgely; burial: Crall Cemetery - grave 140.