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Frank F. Holzinger

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Frank F. Holzinger

Mark Mann (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jun 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:50AM GMT
Surnames: HOLZINGER, EBERLY, HARKENROTHER, KOCK, ECKERT
From the "History of Huntington County, Indiana 1914"

In Huntington county large quantities of that most useful commodity, brick, are manufactured by Frank F. Holzinger, who some years ago started this business in a small way, and now is a factor in the production of more brick than any other one concern in the county. Mr. Holzinger represents an old and substantial family of Huntington township, and his own career has been one of progress and of influential activities since he reached manhood.

Frank F. Holzinger was born in Huntington township October 13, 1869, a son of John and Caroline (Eberly) Holzinger. His father, now retired, after a long career as a farmer, is living with his wife in Huntington, on Cherry street. There are four children still living at this writing, Frank being the oldest, and the others: Joseph, of Huntington township; Mary, wife of Joseph Harkenrother; Lena, wife of J. L. Kock.

Frank F. Holzinger was reared on the home farm, attended the district schools and later the parochial schools of Huntington, and his residence continued with his parents, until he was twenty-six years of age, at which time he married Miss Theresa Eckert of Huntington township, She was born in that township, and like her husband received her education in the parochial schools.

Twenty-five years ago, in 1887, Mr. Holzinger started the manufacture of brick. His first kiln was a small one, and he employed only one or two hands during a portion of the year, and had somewhat crude facilities for the manufacture. At the present time he has a large plant at his home north of Huntington, located on twenty acres of land, with all the facilities for making perfect brick of several textures and commercial varieties. Mr. Holzinger also owns a half interest in the Huntington Brick Company, whose plant is located south of Huntington on the. Warren Road.

The seven children born to the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Holzinger are: Agnes, aged thirteen; Herman, aged eleven; Francis, aged nine; Mary, aged seven; Carl, five years old; Rudolph, who is three years old; and Pauline, the baby. The family are communicants of the church of Sts. Peter and Paul, Catholic, at Huntington. Mr. Holzinger is a democrat in politics. He and his wife have labored together in establishing a home and a gratifying degree of material prosperity, and while enjoying the esteem of the community, they find their chief pleasure in their home and in affording their children the best of advantages in schools and in training under their own supervision.

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