Below is a detailed obituary of William G. Hoffer, the former editor and publisher of the Willshire Herald and Willshire’s postmaster for nearly 22 years during the first half of the 20th century. This obituary was published on the front page of the Willshire Herald on 20 January 1949, not quite a week after his death. It is a wonderful tribute to a man who was a prominent member of the Willshire community.
Category: Willshire Herald
After spending the past several months extracting and posting information from a single 1904 edition of the Willshire Herald, I wanted to learn more about the newspaper’s editor and publisher, William G. Hoffer.
This will likely be the final blog post featuring items from the 5 May 1904 edition of the Willshire Herald, William G. Hoffer, publisher. I have spent several weeks writing about Willshire news and the local businesses mentioned in that newspaper.In addition to all the information about the Willshire community, the 1904 Willshire Herald had some items of interest about the neighboring village of Wren, Ohio:
There seems to be no end to the information in the 5 May 1904 edition of the Willshire Herald, William G. Hoffer, publisher. Not only were there personal items of interest and business ads from Willshire, a few other local communities were mentioned. Featured on page two of that 1904 Willshire Herald was an ad for the Schumm Store:
For the past several weeks I have been posting personal items, items of interest, and various advertisements from the 5 May 1904 edition of the Willshire Herald. Those items give us a glimpse of the past—what Willshire was like just after the turn of the century. I am nearing the end of information I can gather from that newspaper but there are still a few items that I have not covered.