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David B. Horst (1833 - 1914)

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David B. Horst
Born in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvaniamap
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Obituary for David B. Horst
Gospel Herald - July 23, 1914
Horst. - David B. Horst was born in Lancaster Co. Pa., Dec.8, 1833; died July 3, 1914; age 80 y. 6 m. 25 d. When but three years of age he moved with his parents to Stark Co. Ohio. Jan 20, 1859, he was united in marriage to Anna Hess. To this union were born 7 sons(Joseph, Levi, David H., Ezra, Franklin, Martin, and Jacob) and 1 daughter(Elizabeth). His wife, the daughter, and 1 son (Martin) preceded him to the sprit world. There remain to morn his loss 1 brother (Jonas Horst), 3 sisters (Martha Brubaker, Anna Horst, of East Greenville, and Elizabeth Eberly), 6 sons, 32 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Bro. Horst was well and favorably known, just and upright in his dealings with his fellow men. He served the church in the office of deacon for 37 years.
The funeral services were conducted by Bros. Henry Hursh and Benj. Good, of local congregation and Isaac Good of Sterling, at the Wayne Co. line church, July 5, 1914
David B. Horst is the son of Jonas and Elizabeth (Buckwalter) Horst and an older brother of Jonas B. Horst, of Tuscarawas, in whose sketch on another page of this work is incorporated a brief epitome of the family history. On the 8th of December, 1833, in the old historic county of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the subject was born and four later left and scene of his childhood for Stark County, Ohio, where his parents settled in 1837. Of his youthful experience little need be said further than that they included the usual routine of labor common to boys reared in the rural districts and that he early learned to dignify honest toil and appreciate at their true value the lessons of virtue and thrift in which he was so carefully instructed. He was taught to look upon idleness as something akin to vice and to earn his bread by the sweat of his brow, as one of the cardinal virtues forming the very groundwork of honorable and fully developed manhood. After acquiring a fair education in the common schools he addressed himself to the vocation of agriculture , first as his father's assistant on the homestead and later upon his own responsibility, beginning the struggle for himself when about twenty-five years of age.
It is not necessary to follow in detail the various steps in the career of Mr. Horst as a tiller of the soil, nor write in full how he gradually added to his real estate until becoming the possessor of over three hundred acres of valuable land in the counties of Stark and Wayne.


Also Consulted:

  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 July 2017), David B Horst, Tuscarawas, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 158, sheet 443A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1068; FHL microfilm 1,255,068.


  • WikiTree profile Horst-477 created through the import of JOSEPH~1.GED on Jul 14, 2012 by Joseph Stalnaker. See the Changes page for the details of edits.
  • This person was created through the import of Horst Family.ged on 27 October 2010.

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